QUEENS, N.Y. – Matt Alba scored his first goal of the season with only 26 seconds remaining on the clock in extratime to give Marquette University men a 1-0 Big East victory over St. John’s University at Belson Stadium Saturday night.

Alba found the back of the net off a cross from Brody Kraussel in the 110th minute.

St. John’s fell to 5-6-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the Big East.

The teams had played two consecutive scoreless ties the past two years.

“I was proud of our team,” Red Storm head coach Dr. Dave Masur said. “I thought we played really well after the first 10 minutes, which I thought were a little shaky, but really the next 100 minutes of the game I thought we were fairly solid throughout.

“Marquette has played really well in the Big East. They’ve played everybody tight and they’re a good side. It was a little unfortunate we didn’t get a goal tonight and we lost with 26 seconds to go, but it was really good effort and we have to keep pushing forward. Sometimes soccer can be a bit of a cruel and tough game.”

The Johnnies travel to Chicago to meet DePaul University next Saturday at 2 p.m.