Ian Stone Sets Women's Soccer Spring Schedule|
Feb. 27, 2018
2018 Spring Schedule
QUEENS, N.Y. - St. John's Women's Soccer Head Coach Ian Stone released his team's spring exhibition schedule on Tuesday, a six-game slate that will test a talented Johnnies squad as it prepares for the upcoming 2018 season.
For the sixth-straight spring, the Red Storm will face off against Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League, the top professional league in the United States. Last season, Sky Blue went 10-11-3, finishing sixth in the 10-team association. Sky Blue's roster features a number of notable names in the world of women's soccer, including U.S. National Team star and two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd. Kick-off for the match is set for March 18 at 2 p.m. at Sportika in Manalapan, N.J.
The following Sunday, March 25, St. John's will play its first of four matches against other Division I squads, traveling to the University of Pennsylvania for a showdown with the Quakers. This past fall, Penn pieced together a record of 5-8-3, including Ivy League victories over Dartmouth, Yale, and Harvard. First kick is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Red Storm will make its Belson Stadium debut on Friday, April 6, welcoming the Manhattan College Jaspers to Queens for a 7 p.m. tilt. The Jaspers compiled a record of 10-7-3 in 2017, including two wins in a run to the championship game of the MAAC Tournament.
Two days after taking on Manhattan, the Red Storm will welcome back Johnnies of yesteryear for the program's annual alumni game, pitting the current roster against some of the top players in St. John's history on April 8 at 1 p.m.
St. John's will play its final home game of the spring schedule on April 14, hosting Stony Brook at 11 a.m. on Belson Stadium. After finishing the 2017 regular season with a record of 8-10, the Seawolves tore through the America East Tournament as the five seed, winning three-straight games, including an upset of top-seeded New Hampshire, to claim the conference's crown. Stony Brook met with perennial national powerhouse Penn State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, falling to the Nittany Lions by a 7-0 margin.
The Red Storm will close out its 2018 spring slate with a road match on April 22, traveling to Quinnipiac for a 1 p.m. showdown. The Bobcats compiled a winning record this past fall, going 9-7-3 and earning a spot in the MAAC semifinals.