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

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

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, 13-25, 18-25).

The Johnnies totaled for a combined 12 blocks with Danisha Moss leading the way, contributing six of her own. Julia Cast pitched in 12 kills and a .423 attacking percentage while Erica DiMaulo collected 39 assists.


NCAA Volleyball 10/21: Butler defeats St. John’s (25-23, 25-20, 25-19)

The Red Storm then faced off against another Big East opponent, Butler, on Friday. They were downed 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-19) in the final match of their road trip.

Gaia Traballi recorded nine kills and nine digs, Julia Cast contributed six kills and Erica DiMaulo distributed 17 assists. Margherita Bianchin also put up nine kills and hit at a .286 clip.

St. John’s (12-12) will now look forward to Friday, Oct. 28 to take on Providence back at Carnesecca for its final home match of the year.


NCAA Men’s Soccer 10/22: Georgetown 1, St. John’s 0

St. John’s men’s soccer went to the nation’s capital on Saturday to face up against Georgetown, where the Johnnies lost just their second Big East match of the season 1-0. It was a very windy day in Washington D.C. as the wind reached up to 40 mph at times, playing a large role in the match.

Georgetown grabbed an early lead with an eighth minute goal by Brett Campbell. The Red Storm got 12 shots off on the match, but the score stayed the same for the remainder of the match.

Despite the loss, goalkeeper Andrew Withers saved a season-high six shots. Harry Cooksley tallied seven shots while playing all 90 minutes alongside Alistair Johnston, Marco Torriani and Marcus Lindqvist. With less than two minutes remaining, Cooksley drew a penalty just outside the 18-yard box to earn a free kick that just barely veered off to the right and out of play.

St. John’s will play Villanova on Wednesday on the road.


NCAA Women’s Soccer 10/23: St. John’s 1, Villanova 0

St. John’s women’s soccer faced off with Villanova on Sunday at home and took home a win 1-0. Diana Poulin set the single-season program record for shutouts with her 11th of the year. Anna Baldursdottir scored the lone goal of the match in the 66th minute.

The wind was strong during the match and it factored into the pace with which both teams played during each half. Villanova took one more shot than the Red Storm’s eleven. Poulin saved eight shots while the Wildcats’ Emma Meyer saved six. Poulin also secured her 31st career shutout, which makes her one away from tying the St. John’s record set by Kristin Russell in 2011.

St. John’s (9-3-5) is on a three match win streak. The Johnnies will take on Providence on Friday for the final home match of the season.