Zsani Kajan scored twice in the first half. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s University women could not hold onto a two-goal second-half advantage and fell to Marquette University, 3-2, in extratime in a Big East game at Belson Stadium Thursday night.
Sophomore forward Macey Shock recorded her third goal of the season in the 101th minute to seal the victory for the Golden Eagles.
Zsani Kajan, the Red Storm’s leading goal-scorer, tallied twice. The effort marked the redshirt junior’s second multi-goal game this season and fifth of her Red Storm career.
Addison Hornsey, Alex Madden and Jessica Garziano assisted on the Red Storm’s two goals. Garziano’s assist was her fourth of the season, the most by a rookie since Lucy Whipp dished out four during her 2015 freshman campaign.
The Red Storm (4-9-0, 1-3-0) needed only one shot on target to take a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute as Kajan found the back of the net for the fifth time. Hornsey fired a shot up to a streaking Madden at midfield. The Leicestershire, England, native corralled the ball before sending a lead pass up to Kajan. The Budapest, Hungary, native then powered a rocket towards the center of the net.
In the 36th minute, Kajan added another goal. Garziano sent a shot towards the the net before Kajan knocked it in to give the Johnnies a 2-0 halftime advantage.
Marquette got on the board in the 61st minute as freshman forward Alex Campana chipped in a shot from inside the box to cut the Johnnies’ lead in half, 2-1.
In the 82nd minute, Marquette struck again as Kylie Sprecher found the back of the net to knot the game at 2-2.
St. John’s travels to Indianapolis to meet Butler University Sunday at 1 p.m.