No. 6 Maryland Tops St. John’s, 2-1, in Exhibition Action|
Aug. 11, 2017
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Taking on the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins in the squad’s exhibition opener, a late St. John’s rally came up short as the Red Storm fell, 2-1, at Ludwig Field on Friday afternoon.
“It was a good preseason game,” said Dr. Dave Masur. “I was glad to see a lot of our younger players perform well against tough competition and now we have to build from there going forward.”
The Red Storm fell behind early, as goals from Miles Stray and DJ Reeves gave the Terps a 2-0 lead after 45 minutes of action.
The Johnnies answered in the 63rd minute, as junior Mauricio Rivas found the back of the net with the help of assists from 2016 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection Alistair Johnston and local rookie Rafi Bustamante.
Last season, Maryland held the nation’s highest ranking for a majority of the season, claiming the top spot in late September and holding it all the way through its Big Ten title run. Before a Second Round NCAA Tournament upset at the hands of BIG EAST Regular Season Champion Providence, the Terps were undefeated in 20 contests with a record of 18-0-2.
The Red Storm returns to action on Monday afternoon at Belson Stadium, squaring off with the University of New Hampshire at 4 p.m. in the second of three exhibition matches for the Johnnies.