St. John’s women lose to Marquette in Big East semis
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Despite outshooting Marquette by a 10-7 margin, the fourth-seeded St. John’s women’s soccer team fell to the top-seeded Golden Eagles, 2-1, on a golden goal in overtime in Friday afternoon’s Big East Semifinal.

With the loss, the Red Storm falls to 11-4-5 on the season.

In the game’s first six minutes, the Red Storm had a pair of quality chances to take an early lead. In the third minute, Shea Connors got a great look at goal but banged a shot off the left post. Morgan Tinari’s follow-up was blocked and Marquette cleared.

Then, in the fifth minute, Samie Scaffidi had an opportunity but her shot was denied.

After the Johnnies successfully defended a corner kick in the 26th minute, Connors put the Red Storm on the board in the 29th minute off an assist from Tinari.

Tinari sent a ball into the feet of Connors from the right side of the box. Connors then gathered the ball and ripped a shot inside the left post for her fourth goal of the season.

The Johnnies controlled the pace from there, but in the 35th minute the Golden Eagles broke through. Liz Bartels sent a cross into the box where Carrie Madden redirected the ball with a header into the net for the goal.

St. John’s outshot Marquette, 5-3, in the opening 45 minutes of the second half.

In the second half, both teams turned up the offensive pressure with the Red Storm getting a pair of shots in a span of two minutes that weren’t on target. Later, in the 64th minute, Marquette sent a shot on goal that Poulin stopped, keeping the game tied.

In the overtime session, Madden scored the golden goal in the 96th minute off a nearside cross. Madden, with her back to the goal, flicked the shot over her shoulder and past Poulin for the game-winner.
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