St. John’s Again Dominant, But Settle For A Draw

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Christina Bellero scored her second goal of the season vs. Loyola Maryland. Photo: St. John's University
Christina Bellero scored her second goal of the season vs. Loyola Maryland. Photo: St. John's University
Christina Bellero (17) scored her second goal of the season vs. Loyola Maryland. Photo: St. John’s University

It was another strong effort by St. John’s women’s soccer team, but the Red Storm once again could not convert its in-game dominance to a win, settling for a 1-1 draw with Loyola Maryland on Sunday.

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Christina Bellero (Melville, Half Hollow Hills East H.S.) scored St. John’s (2-0-2) only goal, her second of the season, with her fellow Long Islander Claudia Cagnina (Lindenhurst, Lindenhurst H.S.) getting the assist.

Loyola (3-0-1) opened the scoring just eight minutes in when Mia Sardella’s corner kick was headed home by Nicole Wahlig (East Meadow, W.T. Clarke H.S.). Bellero’s goal in the 39th minute would even the match.

The Greyhounds’ goal also ended the scoreless streak of St. John’s keeper Diana Poulin (Hauppauge, Hauppauge H.S.) that spanned 304 minutes and 29 seconds.

Over the game’s 110 minutes, St. John’s outshot Loyola 13-2, with the Greyhounds not recording a shot after halftime. The Red Storm also had 11 corner kicks to Loyola’s one.

On Friday, St. John’s was also the dominant side against Towson, but settled for a 0-0 draw.