Wesley Leggett scored his third goal for the Red Storm. (Photo courtesy of St.  John’s)

Wesley Leggett scored the equalizing goal in the 72nd minute to help the St. John’s University men a 1-1 Big East draw with Providence College at Chapey Fiield at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I. on Wednesday night.

The Red Storm (4-6-4, 2-2-3) extended its unbeaten streak to four matches and remained inside the top six of the conference standings. Providence (4-4-6, 2-2-4), which has played one more league match than the Johnnies, maintained its spot in fifth place. The top six teams in the final regular season standings will earn a spot in the Big East Men’s Soccer Championship, which begins on Nov. 5.

The Red Storm secured its fourth consecutive result despite being outshot, 17-3, including a 9-1 edge in shots on goal. Providence also held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The reigning Big East freshman of the week, Zenden Hart was sensational in the net again for the visitors. The former Australian youth international logged a season-high eight saves, six of which came in the second half. Two stops came in the final 10 minutes.

Hart made two saves in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but was not able to keep Providence off the board. In the 58th minute, Brendan McSorley sent a long ball into the box that found the head of Christopher Roman, who deflected it to an open Jason Pereira on the far side. Standing near the top of the six, the junior out of Bloomfield, N.J., beat Hart high.

Less than 15 minutes after falling behind, the Johnnies broke through. The sequence began with Antek Sienkiel sending a ball out to Nigel Griffith on the left sideline 30 yards from goal. Griffith touched it back to Sienkiel near the top of the box before the redshirt junior took a couple of steps and zipped a pass to Leggett. The senior took an initial touch with his right foot before unloading with his left, rocketing the ball into the top-left corner of the cage, evening the score at 1-1.

Leggett’s goal was his third of the season. Sienkiel and Griffith have recorded assists in back-to-back matches.

The Red Storm will wrap its two-game road swing when it travels to Butler University on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.