The St. John’s University women opened Big East play with a 1-0 loss at No. 23 Georgetown University at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. on Thursday night.

Emma Davis scored the lone goal, a shot into the top left corner of the net, in the 71st minute.

Melina Couzis posted the Johnnies’ (3-3-3, 0-1-0) lone shot on goal. The Baldwin Place, N.Y., native’s low attempt in the 88th minute was not enough to send the Red Storm past the ranked Hoyas (5-1-3, 1-0-0).

Senior goalkeeper Gina Muzi made her eighth consecutive start for St. John’s, making three saves.

St. John’s returns to the Belson Stadium for a conference match with Connecticut on Sunday at 1 p.m.