St. John’s Dominates Towson, But Can’t Find A Goal

Diana Poulin, St. John's,
Diana Poulin of Hauppauge was named the All-Big East Preseason Keeper of the Year.
Diana Poulin earned her third clean sheet of the season.

When reading the stat sheet from the St. John’s/Towson women’s soccer match on Friday, the numbers clearly show a dominance by the Red Storm.

However, at the end of 110 minutes, the only two numbers that mattered on the scoreboard were equal as the teams played to a 0-0 draw. St. John’s outshot the Tigers by 26-3 (8-2 on goal) and had seven corner kicks to Towson’s two. In fact, St. John’s Christina Bellero (Melville, Half Hollow Hills East H.S.) had five shots with two on goal in only 63 minutes of action. But neither time could find the back of the net.

St. John’s keeper Diana Poulin (Hauppauge, Hauppauge H.S.) earned her third clean sheet of the season as she turned away both of Towson’s shots on goal. The shutout is the 23rd of her collegiate career.

Played in balmy conditions at Towson’s Tiger Soccer Complex, seven members of the Red Storm played more than 100 minutes, with six on the pitch for the full 110 minutes.

St. John’s will stay in Maryland for the weekend and face Loyola Maryland at Ridley Athletic Complex Sunday at 4 p.m.