PRINCETON, N.J. – After 85 minutes of scoreless action at Roberts Stadium, Jeremy Colvin broke the late deadlock and lifted the Princeton University men to a 1-0 victory over St. John’s University Tuesday night.
Despite playing only 47 minutes, Harry Cooksley led the Red Storm (5-5-2, 2-1-1) with seven shots, five of which were on target. The senior from London nearly knotted the contest at one aside with less than two minutes to go, but Princeton freshman goalkeeper Sam Morton turned away the point-blank try from just outside the six-yard box. Morton, who was making his first collegiate appearance against the Johnnies, stopped all six Red Storm tries on target.
The Tigers improved to 3-6-2, 0-2.
With limited time left on the clock and in desperate need of the equalizer, the Red Storm nearly answered in the 89th minute, as a series of clever passes resulted in an open try for Cooksley just outside the six. Cooksley put a strong right-footed strike on the ball, but Morton came up big with the stop.
St. John’s, which played its final non-conference match of the season, will return to action at Belson Stadium, playing host to Marquette Saturday at 5:30 p.m.