Women’s soccer lose thriller to Marquette 1-0

The St. John’s Women’s Soccer team began its four game road trip on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Marquette.

The Red Storm (8-3-2) faced an important weekend in which two Big East teams would be played. The Golden Eagles have started 11-2-1, 4-2 in the Big East.

The St. John’s defense, ranked No. 37 in the nation in goals against average (0.66), held Marquette scoreless in the first half. Meanwhile, the offense failed to get on the board. The 51st minute showcased the game’s only goal. Christy Zwolski fired a header past Red Storm goalie Rebecca Capinera to give Marquette the lead 1-0.

The St. John’s women were dominated in shots taken. The Red Storm had four shots compared to the Golden Eagle’s 14. The Storm also had two corner kick opportunities, but otherwise the offense was rather quiet. Its best scoring opportunity came from Kelly McConnell’s shot on goal, while Nicole Pasciolla and Vaila Barsley also had solid chances to score. The shutout marked the fifth time this season St. John’s has been shutout.
Leading the Storm on defense was keeper Rebecca Capinera who recorded seven saves.

Offensively, senior forward Krystle Jalalian continued to lead the Johnnies in points scored with 12 (5g, 2a). She currently ranks eighth in the Big East in goals scored.