QUEENS, N.Y. – After more than a month without a loss, the St. John’s University men saw their seven-game unbeaten streak come to an end at Belson Stadium, falling to No. 25 Providence College, 1-0, in extratime Wednesday night.
The two sides went scoreless for more than 100 minutes in the Big East encounter before Paulo Lima headed home his third goal of the year off a cross from Simon Triantafilou at 101:36.
The Friars (7-1-2, 3-0-1) and the Red Storm (7-3-1, 2-1-1) entered the night unbeaten in conference play.
Red Storm goalkeeper Luka Gavran made four saves. Despite picking up his third loss of the campaign, Gavran’s season-long goals-against average rose to just 0.62 while his save percentage fell to .837.
The Red Storm will return to action Saturday, traveling to Villanova University for a 1 p.m. showdown with the Wildcats on the Big East Digital Network. Villanova, which was predicted to finish last in the Big East preseason coaches poll, is 4-0-0 in league play after a Wednesday win over Connecticut in Storrs. All four of the Wildcats’ conference wins have been by 1-0 scores.