Zsani Kajan scored her 11th goal of the season. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s)
QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s University women earned one point in the conference standings, playing Butler University to a 1-1 draw to remain unbeaten in Big East play on Thursday evening at Belson Stadium.
Zsani Kajan recorded her 11th goal of the season in the 15th minute off a long pass from junior Isabelle Aviza. Sophomore forward Nicole Gordon picked up an assist to tie Jessica Garziano for a team-high five.
Kajan’s 11 goals this season tied a career high for the Budapest, Hungary native who tallied 11 goals in 2018 and again in 2019. With her tally against the Bulldogs, Kajan bumped her career total to 39 goals and is just one shy of tying Adriana Viola for second on the Red Storm’s all-time scoring list.
Reigning Big East goalkeeper of the week Naya Lipkens stopped six shots for St. John’s (6-2-2, 2-0-1). Butler moved to 9-1-1, 2-0-1.
The Red Storm needed just one shot attempt to get on the board on the team’s first chance of the game. The sequence began as Gordon sent a pass to Aviza, who corralled the ball before finding a streaking Kajan at the top of the box. The 5-7 forward beat out her defender and sent a towering shot into an open net.
Butler tied it in the 62nd minute, as Katie Soderstrom headed one past Lipkens to knot the score at one apiece.
The Johnnies travel to Cincinnati for a 7 p.m. Oct. 7 meeting with Xavier University.