St. John's Heads To Providence For Sunday Showdown

Red Storm takes on Friars on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Red Storm takes on Friars on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Oct. 19, 2013

QUEENS, N.Y.- The Red Storm continues a two-game conference road swing on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match at Providence. St. John’s is coming off a 4-0 loss at No. 15 Georgetown on Thursday afternoon and now sits at 7-4-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the conference.

Quick Kicks

  • St. John’s continues its two-game conference road swing on Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest at Providence.
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  • The Red Storm enters the game at 7-4-3, 1-3-2 BIG EAST, following a 4-0 loss at No. 15 Georgetown on Thursday afternoon.
  • St. John’s four losses have all come on the road being shutout 4-0 at No. 15 Georgetown, 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 12 goals all season, and had only allowed two heading into Milwaukee. St. John’s owns a Goals-Against Average of 0.82 and Save Percentage of 0.829.
  • Providence enters Sunday’s game with an overall record of 5-7-3 and 2-4-0 in the BIG EAST.
  • The Friars defeated Xavier, 2-1, in their last outing. Catherine Zimmerman and Hannah Wear scored in the Oct. 17 victory.
  • This is the 26th meeting between the two programs and Providence owns a 12-11-2 all-time record over St. John’s. The Red Storm fell in the last meeting where Providence defeated the Red Storm, 2-0, on September 13, 2012 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.



 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).

Scouting the Friars

  • Sunday afternoon’s game will be Providence’s 16th of the season. The Friars enter Sunday’s game with a 5-7-3 overall record and are 2-4-0 in conference action.
  • The Friars snapped a four-game losing streak on Oct. 17 with a 2-1 win over Xavier in Rhode Island.
  • PC has two Friars registering double digits with Kaitlyn Hiller leading the group with 13 points on five goals and three assists, while Catherine Zimmerman has 12 points on her five goals and two assists. Guiding Providence in assists is Amanda Webster who has dished out five.
  • The Friars have put three keepers in charge of defending the net in the 2013 season with Kristyn Shea seeing the most action, playing in nine games and owning a 2-4-0 record. As a team, the Friars have a 1.34 Goals Against Avergae and a .777 save percentage.

St. John’s vs. Providence - The Series

  • This is the 26th meeting all-time between the Friars and the Red Storm and it has been an evenly matched series with Providence owning a 12-11-2 mark. The last meeting resulted in a 2-0 loss for St. John’s in Queens.

BIG EAST Statistical Leaderboard

  • 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).

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 72 shots thus far, Daly is second in the record book.
  • Senior Amy Marron is tied for 10th for assists in a single season with seven.

Up Next

  • St. John’s returns to Belson Stadium on Oct. 26 for a 7 p.m. contest against Seton Hall.