And just two days earlier, despite outperforming Towson in nearly every facet of the game, the squad failed to register a goal and recorded a 0-0 tie with the Tigers.
St. John’s (2-0-2) outshot Loyola (3-0-1) by a 13-2 margin and registered 11 corner kicks to the Greyhounds’ one. And in over 110 minutes of action, St. John’s outshot Towson by a 26-3 margin, including an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal.
Against Loyola, Christina Bellero notched the lone goal for St. John’s, her second of the season and the sixth of her relatively young career. Last season, Bellero finished second on the team in goals with four during her rookie campaign.
Loyola got on the board first in the eighth minute. The tally spoiled a scoreless streak of 304 minutes and 29 seconds to start the season by Diana Poulin and the Red Storm.
St. John’s will close out its three-game road swing on Friday night, traveling to New Haven, for a 7 p.m. matchup against Yale.
Men also tie
Despite owning a distinct advantage in most of the major statistical categories, St. John’s played Drexel to a scoreless tie in the season opener on Friday night.
The Red Storm outshot the Dragons 20-7 over the course of 110 minutes, including a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.
“It was a very physical game, but I was a little disappointed in the result,” said coach Dave Masur.
The Red Storm returns to action on Wednesday night, hosting Saint Peter’s at 8 p.m. at Belson Stadium.