Jessica Garziano has two goals and three assists in the Red Storm’s first four games. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s)

QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s University women recorded a 1-0 victory over the University of Pennsylvania at Belson Stadium on Thursday night.

Jessica Garziano scored in the 35th minute. The graduate student has logged a team-high seven points (two goals, three assists) in the the first four matches this season.

Nicole Gordon recorded the assist on Garziano’s goal.

For the fourth consecutive contest, Red Storm goalkeeper Maria O’ Sullivan recorded a clean sheet. The four straight shutouts marks the most to start a season since 2015, when the Johnnies won the Big East regular season title.

The backline allowed the Quakers to only two shots and one on target. Through four games, St. John’s (3-0-1) has conceded seven shots on frame.

St. John’s outshot the visitors, 7-2.

In the 34th minute, Garziano got the Red Storm on the board. After the ball came free, Garziano touched it to Gordon, who played the one-two back to Garziano, who tucked it home into the bottom left corner.

The Quakers spent the closing minutes searching for an opportunity in the final third but a tight-sealed Red Storm defense prevented any late scoring chances.

St. John’s will hit the road for its next game taking on Central Connecticut State on Monday at 4 p.m.

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