With nine seconds remaining in the match, Brooke Boyd’s header found the back of the net for the St. John’s University women, who salvaged a 1-1 Big East draw with Creighton at Belson Stadium in Queens, N.Y. on Thursday night.
As time was winding down, Jailene DeJesus played a ball back to Ava Collins, who threaded a cross that found the head of Boyd by the near post. The graduate student sent a header home for the equalizer to grab a point for the Red Storm (5-4-4, 2-1).
Senior goalkeeper Gina Muzi made stops in 75 minutes. Bower saw her first collegiate action late in the match, as the freshman recorded two crucial saves. Making her 13th-straight start this season, keeper Keelan Terrell logged three saves for Creighton (6-2-5, 2-2-1).
The Bluejays outshot the Red Storm, 17-11, but corner kicks favored the Johnnies, 4-1.
Creighton drew first blood in the 49th minute when Abigail Santana sent a blast by Muzi for the midfielder’s third goal of the year.
St. John’s will return to action with a rematch of last year’s Big East quarterfinals at Providence College on Sunday at 1 p.m.