St. John’s MSOC Falls To Georgetown

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St. John's Einar Lye. Photo: St. John's University

The battle of men’s soccer national heavyweights Wednesday night went Georgetown’s way as the No. 7 Hoyas defeated No. 4 St. John’s 3-0 in front of a crowd of more than 2,300 at Belson Stadium. 

The Red Storm’s loss to its Big East rival had major implications on the conference standings as the end of the regular season nears. With a 5-0-1 conference record, the Hoyas sit in first place in the Big East, one point ahead of St. John’s, which is 5-1-0 in conference.  

Georgetown grabbed control of the game midway through the first half. In the 23rd minute, Jacob Montes took advantage of a set-piece from just outside the 18-yard box with a shot that found the top-right corner. 

The goal by Montes snapped the Red Storm’s scoreless streak of 472:15.

One minute later, Derek Dodson would connect with Dylan Nealis and the Massapequa native would finish giving Georgetown a 2-0 lead. 

The Hoyas extended the lead to three in the 52nd minute when Dodson would gather the rebound off a shot from Ifunanyachi Achara. 

St. John’s will be back in action Saturday traveling to Owen T. Carroll Field to meet Seton Hall.  Kick-off is set for 6 p.m. 

Game Notes
The sell-out crowd of 2,305 took in the game is the second-largest crowd in Belson Stadium history. The stadium record was set on September 18, 2009, when a crowd of 2,518 filled Belson for a match against Georgetown. The last time a crowd of more than 2,000 packed Belson Stadium was September 16, 2011, against Indiana.