Zsani Kajan leads the Red Storm with four goals.
QUEENS, N.Y. – Zsani Kajan scored on either side of halftime to power the St. John’s University women to a 2-0 victory over Cornell University at Belson Stadium Saturday afternoon in the final game of the team’s non-conference schedule.
She scored the game-winner in the 44th minute before adding an insurance goal in the 69th minute. The effort marked the redshirt junior’s first multi-goal outing of the season and the fourth of her career.
Kajan leads the team with four goals.
St. John’s (3-6-0) outshot the Big Red (4-2-1) by a 22-2 magom, including a 8-1 advamtage on target. The Red Storm’s 22 shots marked the team’s highest output of the season.
Meredith Reinhardt and Naya Lipkens split time in net, helping the Johnnies to their second shutout.
The Johnnies registered a dozen first-half shots before Kajan broke through on the 13th. The sequence began as Kayla Mesaros beat out her defender to the ball. The sophomore played the ball into the box to a streaking Kajan. The 5-7 forward tapped her shot to the left corner of the net. Mesaros etched her name on the score sheet for the first time this season, assisting on Kajan’s first goal.
The hosts extended their lead in the 69th minute, as Kajan converted on a penalty kick. The Budapest, Hungary, native sent a powerful strike to her left side.
St. John’s travels to Providence, R.I., to open Big East play against Providence University next Saturday at 6 p.m.