August 15, 2015
St. John's men fall at Virginia, 1-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In their second of three preseason exhibition games, the St. John’s men were defeated by Virginia, 1-0, in a game that was called after 82 minutes of play because of lightning on Tuesday night.
“I thought we showed some good improvement this time out in the areas of possessing the ball and connecting passes as well as applying pressure up top,” St. John's coach Dr. Dave Masur said. “Certainly there are still things we need to work on and hopefully we will see even more improvements in our final exhibition against Boston College.”
St. John’s used 21 players in the contest with eight recording one shot. The Cavaliers held slight edges in shots (11-8) and shots on goal (3-1), but the Red Storm put together a 5-4 advantage in second half shots. St. John’s also amassed an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks, including a 4-1 edge after halftime.
Virginia scored the only goal in the 48th minute after a cross into the box resulted in a shot that deflected off the bottom of the crossbar and past the goal line.
Rafael Diaz got the start in goal and worked a scoreless first half, while Alex Naples made one save and allowed a goal in 31:52. Jordan Stagmiller played the final 5:16 before the game was called.
St. John’s concludes exhibition play at home against Boston College at 3 p.m. on Saturday.