Oct. 8, 2009
QUEENS, N.Y. - The No. 11/22 St. John's women's soccer team opens a four-game road trip this weekend when it travels to face Pittsburgh on Friday at 7 p.m. and West Virginia on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Red Storm has posted a 9-2-1, 3-1-1 BIG EAST record this season, while Pittsburgh has a 6-2-4, 1-0-4 BIG EAST mark and WVU has a 5-4-4, 2-2-1 BIG EAST slate.
Friday's Red Storm-Panthers match will feature live stats that can be accessed on PittsburghPanthers.com or RedStormSports.com. Sunday's game between WVU and STJ will feature live stats that can be found on MSNSportsNet.com.
A Look At The Competition
The Red Storm and Mountaineers face off for the 14th time in history, with West Virginia leading the series 8-2-3. In last year's meeting, the teams battled to a scoreless tie in double overtime, marking the second tie in three years. WVU will face Syracuse on Friday before welcoming STJ to Morgantown, W.Va. The Mountaineers have won three of their last five games, including a 2-0 win over DePaul in their last outing.
On Oct. 2, Courtney Lane scored the game-winning goal with 41 seconds left in regulation to lift the Red Storm to the 1-0 victory over Louisville. Vaila Barsley registered the assist. Kristin Russell had another strong performance in net for the Red Storm, making five saves while facing 13 shots in the shutout. With her performance, the sophomore climbed higher in the STJ career record books, tying for third with 16 career shutouts.
On Oct. 4, Cincinnati scored an early goal in the first half and held off STJ's potent offensive attack in the second half for the 1-0 win. St. John's offensive pressure was strong throughout the game, as it outshot UC, 17-7. Eight Red Storm players tallied a shot in the contest. Raelynne Lee led the way with a game-high five shots, while C.J. Ludemann added three shots on goal.
Tied For The Best Start In Program History
Edging Closer To A Program Record
Lane's Winner BigAppleSoccer.com Goal Of The Week
Red Storm Ranked Among The Best
Individually, Russell is listed in two categories. The goalie is ranked 22nd with a 0.870 save percentage and is 19th with a 0.568 goals against average.