QUEENS, N.Y. – After splitting two decisions at Belson Stadium last weekend, the St. John’s University women hit road this week to take on Boston College in Newton, Mass. Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Johnnies will play at the Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field on ACC Network Extra, available on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN App.
The Red Storm has a 4-2-1 record following a win over Loyola and a loss to Lehigh last weekend.
With the game tied at 1-1 late in regulation, senior defender Mikhaila Martinov flicked a loose ball past the keeper to give the Johnnies a 2-1 win over the Greyhounds. Junior Samie Scaffidi sent a shot into the upper-90 of the right post and crossbar to level the score at one. Both Martinov and Scaffidi found the back of the net for the first time this season against Loyola.
Sunday featured the Red Storm’s first penalty kick of the season. In the 28th minute, junior Christina Bellero stepped to the spot, but her try was stopped. Junior Lucy Whipp put home the rebound for her first tally of the season. Through seven games, eight players have scored for the Red Storm with Bellero leading the way with four goals. The Red Storm ranks fourth in the Big East with 11 total goals and 1.57 goals per game.
Boston College (5-3-0) registered a 3-0 victory over Boston University in its last outing. Keeper Alexis Bryant made all six of her saves in the second half to post her second shutout. The Eagles have been scoring in bunches early this season, recording three or more goals in four of their first eight games, including a 5-1 win over Colgate and 3-0 victories over Stony Brook and BU.
Boston College returns five starters from last season including Allyson Swaby, Lauren Berman, Alexis Bryant and Madison Kenny. The Eagles were picked to finish 10th out of 14 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
Meeting for the first time since 2015, St. John’s and Boston College have a series history that dates back to 1989. The Johnnies and Eagles have met 18 times with Boston College holding a 12-5-1 advantage over its former Big East rival. The Red Storm has won three of the last five meetings between the two programs. In 2015, then-freshman Bellero scored the game-winner 25 seconds into extratime to give the Johnnies a 2-1 victory.
Following Thursday’s match at Boston College, the Red Storm returns to Belson Stadium for its final non-conference match of the season. The Johnnies will play host to Long Beach State on Sunday with first kick set for noon.