Zsani Kajan gave the Red Storm its second straight extratime victory. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s)
QUEENS, N.Y. – Redshirt senior Zsani Kajan recorded her second goal of the season, scoring a Golden Goal six minutes into extratime to lift the St. John’s University women to a 2-1 Big East win over Seton Hall University at Belson Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Red Storm (5-0-0, 2-0-0) secured its second successive extratime victory.
After firing off a game-high four shots in regulation, Kajan needed just one attempt in the extra period as she buried a Maia Cabrera long pass from 10 yards. It marked the ninth game-winning goal of Kajan’s career and increased her score total to 26.
Senior Maia Cabrera, who netted the equalizer in the 43rd minute for St. John’s, assisted on Kajan’s goal. Cabrera’s tally in the first half was her second goal of the season and the third of her Red Storm career.
Goalkeeper Naya Lipkens registered her fifth win in as many games.
St. John’s outshot the Pirates (1-2-0, 0-2-0) by a 12-4 margin with five attempts on goal. The Johnnies also earned nine corner kicks to Seton Halls’ none.
After falling behind 1-0 in the 30th minute off a goal from Laura Hooper, Grace Paradis had a chance to equalize for the hosts, but her attempt traveled wide right.
Nine minutes later, Cabrera made a spectacular play, as the Rego Park, N.Y., native dribbled around her defender before firing a shot toward the top of the net. Her shot bounced off the woodwork and into the back of the net for the equalizer.
St. John’s will meet the University of Connecticut at Dillon Stadium for a 2 p.m. Thursday encounter.