St. John’s Win Over Yale Has Distinct Long Island Feel

St. John's University
Samie Scaffidi's goal gave St. John's a 1-0 lead.
St. John's University
Samie Scaffidi’s goal gave St. John’s a 1-0 lead.

Goals from Lindenhurst’s Claudia Cagnina and teammate Samie Scaffidi were all that the St. John’s women’s soccer team needed in its 2-0 win over Yale Friday night at Reese Stadium.

The Red Storm took the lead early as Scaffidi scored her second of the season on a shot from about 20 yards out after receiving a pass from Christina Bellero (Melville, Half Hollow Hills East H.S.).

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St. John’s would maintain its slim one-goal lead into the second half when Cagnina would double the Red Storm’s advantage with her first tally of the season. Shea Connors fired a shot from the right side that found the crossbar and the rebound would fall to Cagnina. While her initial attempt on goal was blocked, she recovered and managed to find the back of the net

“This was a very solid whole-team performance against a talented Yale squad,” said Ian Stone, St. John’s Head Coach. “The girls have worked tremendously hard in practice this week and it showed tonight.”

Red Storm keeper Diana Poulin (Hauppauge, Hauppauge H.S.) earned her fourth clean sheet of the season and 24th of her career. She trails only Kristin Russell and is eight shutouts from tying for the top spot in school history.