QUEENS, N.Y.- The St. John’s women’s soccer squad continues BIG EAST action on Thursday at 3 p.m. when the Red Storm face No. 15/12 Georgetown in the Washington, DC. The Red Storm enters Thursday’s match with a 7-3-3 (1-2-2 BIG EAST) record, while the Hoyas own a 11-1-2 mark.
St. John’s is back in action when the squad travels to Washington, DC on Thursday for a 3 p.m. match at No. 15/12 Georgetown.
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The Red Storm enters the game at 7-3-3, 1-2-2 BIG EAST, after a 1-1 double overtime draw against Villanova at Belson Stadium last weekend.
St. John’s three losses have all come on the road losing 2-1 (OT) at Butler, falling 3-1 at Marquette and dropping a 1-0 decision to Ohio State. The Buckeyes earned the win on Sept. 15 as part of the Hoosier Classic hosted by Indiana University.
At home, St. John’s has not lost in its previous 10 outings.
The Red Storm has only allowed eight goals all season, and had only allowed two heading into Milwaukee. St. John’s owns a Goals-Against Average of 0.580 and Save Percentage of 0.875.
Georgetown enters Thursday’s game with an overall record of 11-1-2 and 3-1-1 in the BIG EAST.
The Hoyas dropped their last meeting being shutout at Marquette. The Golden Eagles blanked its league foe 4-0.
This is the 13th meeting between the programs and Georgetown owns a 6-5-1 all-time record over St. John’s. The Red Storm fell in the last meeting where Georgetown defeated the Red Storm, 2-1 in overtime, on September 25, 2011 at Belson Stadium.
St. John’s 6-0-0 start was its best since 2004. In 2007, the Red Storm started 6-0-2.
2013 is the 20th season for head coach Ian Stone. During his tenure, Stone has guided St. John’s to a BIG EAST and ECAC Championship, an NCAA Tournament berth, 10 BIG EAST Tournaments and 177 wins.
Scouting the Hoyas
Thursday afternoon’s game will be Georgetown’s 15th of the season. Despite suffering a 4-0 loss at nationally ranked Marquette last week, the Hoyas are ranked No. 15/12 in the country with an 11-1-2 overall record and are 3-1-1 in the conference.
The Hoyas enter Thursday with the second best scoring offense in the country averaging 3.07 goals per game. Georgetown is also second in points (8.86) and fifth in assists (2.71).
Georgetown has six Hoyas totaling double-digit points with Kaitlin Brenn and Daphne Corboz leading the charge with 20 a piece.
Leading Georgetown in assists this season has been Audra Ayotte and Daphne Corboz. Both are nationally ranked in assists with Corboz in sixth (10.0) and Ayotte in 10 (9.0).
St. John’s vs. Goergetown - The Series
This is the 13th meeting all-time between the Hoyas and the Red Storm. The last meeting resulted in a 2-1 overtime loss for St. John’s in Queens.
Red Storm Outscores Opponents, 26-8
St. John’s started the season on a high-scoring note, defeating four teams by four goals or more (Fordham, 5-0; North Dakota State, 5-0; CCSU, 4-0; Brown, 4-0) and outscoring the opposition, 23-2.
Before the win against Fordham (Aug. 25), the last time St. John’s defeated a team by a five-goal margin was against LIU on Sept. 2, 2001 at home. The Red Storm defeated the Blackbirds by the same score, 5-0.
St. John’s offensive efforts have been the teamwork of Rachel Daly and Amy Marron. Daly leads the team with 15 goals, and Marron has assisted six of the 15 goals. Marron is second on the team in points (15) and leads the team in assists with seven.
Record Book Update
With her 15 goals this season, sophomore Rachel Daly is tied for second in St. John’s single-season records. The record is held by Cristin Burtis with 17 in 1994.
Daly’s 32 points moves her into third place.
With 68 shots thus far, Daly is third in the record book.
Senior Amy Marron is tied for 10th for assists in a single season with seven.
As of Oct. 14, the Red Storm was tied for the BIG EAST Conference lead in goals allowed (8) and ranked second in the conference in GAA (0.58). St. John’s posted more shutouts, 8, than any other team in the conference.
Individually, sophomore Rachel Daly was the league’s leader in five offensive categories (points 32, points per game 2.46, goals 15, goals per game 1.15, shots per game 5.23).
Daly Top-5 in Four NCAA Statistical Categories
In the NCAA statistical rankings as of Oct. 15, sophomore Rachel Daly ranks in the top-5 in the nation’s Division I players in four offensive categories.
Daly ranks second in total goals (15), fourth in points per game (2.46), first in goals per game (1.154), and third in total points (32.0).