QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s University men closed out their spring 2021 season on Saturday afternoon at Belson Stadium, falling to No. 2 Georgetown University in a Big East match, 1-0.
St. John’s ended the season with a 5-5-0 record while the Hoyas remain undefeated at 7-0-2.
The Red Storm lost all its matches by one goal.
Dante Polvara scored the lone goal, his seventh of the year, for Georgetown near the end of the first half off an assist from Derek Dodson.
The Johnnies, who had not played since a March 20 win over Connecticut, took on the Hoyas despite being without 10 key players. That included three backline starters, two of their leading scorers and half of its goalkeeping tandem, due to COVID-19 protocols.
Several freshmen made their debuts for St. John’s. Aidan Borra was a member of the starting XI while Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau and Conlan Paventi entered in the second half.
In the 39th minute, Georgetown scored the decisive tally after a quick restart. Following a foul on Jack Russo near the top of the 18, Dodson ran to the ball and put it into play within a matter of seconds, quickly sending it to a streaking Polvara. The sophomore beat Gavran before the Red Storm had an opportunity to come set.