QUEENS, N.Y. – Taking on a preseason conference favorite for the second consecutive game, the St. John’s men dropped a 1-0 decision to reigning Atlantic 10 champion Fordham at Belson Stadium Friday night.

The Red Storm lost to Loyola Maryland, favored to win the Patriot League, 1-0, on Aug. 28.

The Rams (1-1-1) scored in the 68th minute as Janos Loebe buried a feed from Matthew Lewis after a Red Storm (1-2-0) defensive error gave the reigning A-10 offensive player of the year an open look in front.

Harry Cooksley registered a team-high four shots for the Red Storm while freshman Jack Shearer added two.

Johnnies goalkeeper Andrew Withers made a season-high five saves.

St. John’s host Hofstra University at Belson Stadium Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.