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The Key to St. John’s Soccer Success? A Humble Freshman

The Key to St. John’s Soccer Success? A Humble Freshman

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Heading into halftime scoreless  against Temple in early September, the St. John’s men’s soccer team was staring down a fourth consecutive game without a win. For much of the first half, St. John’s looked out of sync in the attacking third, and hadn’t scored for over 300 minutes. Substitute...

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Losing stings. There’s no sugarcoating it. One can work, grind, thrive, fall, rise again, cry, rejoice, hurt, win. Then it can all come crashing down, in the case of the St. John’s men’s soccer team last month, in just 90 short minutes. For some, the work will continue into the offseason ...

Men’s Soccer Season Ends with Loss in Conference Semis

Men’s Soccer Season Ends with Loss in Conference Semis

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm renaissance wasn’t going to be an overnight process. Still, the sting of defeat throbs like an open wound as the St. John’s men’s soccer team lost in the Big East semifinals to Georgetown, 2-1 last Wednesday. “I thought we played better in this game than we did the day that we beat...

St. John’s Downs Creighton in Opening Round of Playoffs

St. John’s Downs Creighton in Opening Round of Playoffs

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

It only took seven minutes for Alistair Johnston to feel the game shift in St. John's favor. It was solidified when Harry Cooksley dribbled towards the left side of the box and kicked the ball over to Matt Forster, who scored the Johnnies' first goal three minutes earlier. Johnston ran down the middle...

Senior Moment: Enstrom’s Goal Lifts Red Storm to Playoff Berth

Senior Moment: Enstrom’s Goal Lifts Red Storm to Playoff Berth

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

David Enstrom was ready. When teammate Harry Cooksley lined up to take a free kick in the 31st minute against Georgetown on Saturday night, he envisioned the end result before the ball was even put in play. “Harry has great set pieces, and [Johnston] is great with his head on the ball, and I just thought th...

Men’s Soccer Impresses When It Counts

Men’s Soccer Impresses When It Counts

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Nearly one month ago, in their eighth game of the regular season, the St. John’s men’s soccer team walked onto the field at Belson Stadium under a night sky and bright lights shining from the heavens. The team was 4-2-1. A three game winning streak was on the line with Big East rival and No. ...

Soccer Teams Split Home Doubleheader

Soccer Teams Split Home Doubleheader

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer

Both the men’s and women’s St. John’s soccer teams played a home doubleheader at Belson Stadium Saturday night. The men hosted Marquette at 5:30 pm and the women faced off against Seton Hall at 8:00 pm. The men played a highly physical match with Marquette, with both teams collecting three total ...

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Golf, Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

MEN’S SOCCER DROPS NAILBITERS The Red Storm watched their five-match unbeaten streak come to a crashing halt last week, dropping a pair of low-scoring heartbreakers. First, it was Lehigh who came storming back, stunning the Johnnies in the final minutes with a pair of late scores. Filippo Ri...

Withers Recognized for Stellar Play

Withers Recognized for Stellar Play

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Andrew Withers entered Saturday’s Big East opener against Seton Hall with a winner’s mentality, his confidence high with the thought of his teammates backing him at every moment, even as he stands alone in front of the net he must protect at all costs. The 10 teammates that share the field with h...

Soccer Teams Start Season with High Hopes

Soccer Teams Start Season with High Hopes

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

Soccer is back in action at Belson Stadium again as the St. John’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have begun a new season. The women’s team is ready to storm back from their heartbreaking Big East semifinals loss last season. Six new Johnnies were added to the roster over the offseason a...

Recapping the men’s and women’s soccer seasons

Recapping the men’s and women’s soccer seasons

Nicholas McCreven, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

St. John’s soccer ended this past week for both the men and the women. The men ended with a 6-7-4 record overall and 2-5-2 in the Big East after losing their final game late to Providence. Although the under-.500 record, this season showed the promise that this young team has going forward. Only...

Red Storm Roundup: Women’s soccer prevails, volleyball drops two

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Volleyball 10/20: Xavier defeats St. John's (25-19, 15-25, 25-13l 25-18) St. John’s volleyball, continuing their road stretch from last week into this week, went out to Cincinnati to take on Xavier on Thursday. They put forth an outstanding defensive effort but lost the match 3-1 (19-25, 25-15, 13-...

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