WOMEN'S SOCCER DROPS FIRST GAME OF 2009, 2-0 TO ST. JOHN'S

QUEENS, N.Y. - C.J. Ludemann tallied a goal and an assist to lead 18th-ranked St. John's University to a 2-0 victory against the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team Friday night at Belson Stadium.

The Wildcats suffer their first loss of the season to fall to 1-1, while the Red Storm remain perfect on the young season at 3-0.

The teams played a first half of scoreless soccer, but just 1:41 into the second frame St. John's grabbed a 1-0 lead when Ludemann capitalized on a penalty kick attempt, beating UNH senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.).

Later, in the 59th minute, the Red Storm padded their lead when Ludemann and Raelynne Lee connected on passes to feed Runa Stefansdottir, who beat Yost to take a 2-0 advantage.

Yost made three saves for the Wildcats, while Kristin Russell stopped both shots she faced to record the shutout. Junior Cassie Guerra (DeWitt, N.Y.) tested Russell in the 11th minute, while freshman Monique Lamotte (Blackstone, Mass.) forced Russell to make a save in the 69th minute. Sophomore Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) played solid defensively to earn America East Player of the Game honors.

St. John's held a 15-4 edge in shots, as well as a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. when they take on Siena (0-1) at Siena Field.

 

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