Georgetown hands St. John’s second loss of the season

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer

St. John’s lost its first Big East game to Georgetown and snapped their program-record seven-game winning streak last Thursday. Georgetown used two goals in the second half to break a 1-1 tie to hand the Red Storm just its second loss of the season.

Georgetown’s Chloe Knott headed the ball 40 seconds in past Diana Poulin to open the scoring. It was her first of the season. The Hoyas were really pushing their way with a rough offensive.

The lone goal of the match for St. John’s was from Rachel Daly, her 12th in conference play. She scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute after the Hoyas keeper Emma Newins took Daly down in the box. It was Daly’s third penalty kick of the year.

After the first half ended with a 1-1 tie, it wasn’t until the beginning of the second Taylor Pak scored on a header off a corner kick in the 49th minute.

Right before the match ended, the Hoyas secured the game after freshman Caitlin Farrell converted on a St. John’s turnover in the 77th minute. Farrell fired an 18-foot shot past Diana Poulin for her first collegiate goal.

The Red Storm tried to hold up on defense, but the Hoyas were able to get 13 shots, a rare achievement against a normally stout St. John’s D.

The Red Storm still has a lot of the season left, so this one defeat in conference play will not bring the team down as they turn around to host Creighton