Naya Lipkens could not stop Sydney Cummings’s header. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s)
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Behind a goal from Georgetown University’s Sydney Cummings in the 64th minute, the St. John’s women lost in the Big East championship game, 1-0, at Corcoran Field Sunday afternoon.
Georgetown outshot the Johnnies, 9-2, with the Hoyas registering two apiece on net.
Neither team managed to muster up much offense in the opening half, as Georgetown’s Kaitlyn Parcell recorded the period’s first shot nearly 22 minutes into the match. Parcell was denied the chance to break through, as St. John’s goalkeeper Naya Lipkens came up with save.
The Hoyas fired off three more attempts in the early period but the Red Storm’s defense held strong to keep Georgetown without a goal though the first half
Coming out of the intermission, Angelina Scoma attempted St. John’s first shot of the game in the 49th minute but was denied by goalkeeper Allie Augur.
Georgetown rattled off three more shots in a span of 68 seconds before Cummings broke through in the 64th minute. Ma Fernandez-Powell served up the corner kick that Cummings headed home.
Facing a one-goal deficit with under seven minutes remaining, St. John’s saw its best opportunity in the 84th minute, as Jessica Garziano was inches away from netting the equalizer. She sent a shot to the right corner of the cage, but her attempt was stopped by Augur.
Three Johnnies were recognized for their efforts during the competition, as Katherine Turner, Shannon Aviza and Michelle Money all landed a spot on the Big East All-Tournament Team.