Daly continues hot streak as SJU downs Brown
Sophomore Rachel Daly looked unstoppable again as she recorded her second hat trick of the year to help the St. John’s women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Brown University and its sixth-straight win to open the season.
Freshman Diana Poulin and the rest of the team’s defense bolstered the Red Storm (6-0-0) and secured it’s fifth straight shutout of the season.
“So far this season its taken a full team effort to be successful,” said head coach Ian Stone “We will need to play and prep the same way for Big East play.”
The Johnnies came out on Sunday against the Bears (1-1-0) like they have all season – playing fast and always on the attack. Daly led the attack early, continuing to be a force to be reckoned with for the Johnnies.
Daly scored on a penalty kick only 36 seconds into the game for her ninth goal of the year and the Johnnies a 1-0 lead.
The Amy Marron-Rachel Daly scoring combination struck again at the 30-minute mark as Marron assisted Daly on her tenth goal of the season. That goal marked the seventh time Marron assisted a Daly goal.
“Amy is kind of the unsung hero on this team,” said Stone on a conference call. “She has been doing a lot of the dirty work and been very physical on challenges for the ball. Amy has been able to find Rachel and with Rachel’s strong leg and Amy’s soccer brain, the results have been great.”
Junior Deanna Murino also became part of the scoring for St. John’s as she scored in the last second of the first half for her first goal of the season. The Johnnies led 3-0 at the end of the first half.
The Red Storm continued their aggressiveness as they tested the new Brown goal keeper, MC Barrett, who allowed Daly’s third goal of the day and 11th for the season at the 76 minute mark.
The Red Storm will head to the Hoosier Classic to take on Indiana and Ohio State looking to continue their undefeated streak.
“I hoped we would be undefeated at this point because of our upcoming schedule and because of our tough schedule there are going to be some tough days of practice upcoming,” Stone said. “But these girls are ready for the challenge.”