QUEENS, N.Y. – On the heels of a 2-1 win over Providence College Sunday in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Championship, the fourth-seeded St. John’s University women heads to Cincinnati to battle with top-seeded Xavier University in the semifinals Thursday night.
The two teams are slated to kick off at 5 p.m. from Corcoran Field.
The match between the Johnnies and the Musketeers is the first of two semifinals on Thursday, with Georgetown and Butler set to play at 7:30 p.m., also at Corcoran Field. Both matches will be live streamed on the Big East Digital Network on FloSports.
The winners of Thursday’s matches will advance to Sunday’s Championship, set to be played at 1:30 p.m. at Corcoran Field. The Championship will be aired of FS1.
The Red Storm has earned a spot in the conference semifinals for the first time since the 2016 season, thanks to the extratime heroics from junior forward Isabelle Aviza. The Medway, Mass. native delivered the game-winning goal 24 seconds into overtime for her fourth of the season and the sixth of her Red Storm career.
Frederique St.-Jean converted on the Johnnies’ first goal for her second tally of the campaign. Sophomore forward Nicole Gordon picked up her eighth assist of the year on St.-Jean’s goal. With eight assists this season, Gordon is tied with Jessica Garziano for the most on the team, good enough to sit third overall in the Big East.
On Monday, threeJohnnies were recognized by the conference office for their stellar efforts this year. After leading the Big East in scoring over the regular season, Zsani Kajan was named the league’s top offensive player. Kajan also garnered the accolade in 2019, as she is the second Johnnie in program history to receive the award on two different occasions. Kajan joins the Red Storm’s all-time leading scorer Rachel Daly, who was recognized in 2013 and 2015. Kajan also earned a unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team for the third time in her Red Storm career. Garziano and rookie Athina Sofroniou were also praised by the league’s coaches, finding a place on the All-Big East second team and the conference All-Freshman Team.