St John’s streak snapped against Providence, but Bartlett’s PK beats Villanova in OT

St.John’s University men’s soccer graduate defender Lucas Bartlett has earned a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll For the third time in a span of four weeks.
The Overland Park, KS native buried on a penalty kick less than two minutes into overtime to move the Red Storm past Villanova, handing the Wildcats their first conference loss of the season. Villanova entered the match sporting a 4-0-0 record in Big East play with all four of those victories coming via the shutout. The win marked SJU’s seventh clean sheet of the season, one in which Villanova managed just six shots on the day. On the season, Bartlett leads the Red Storm in scoring with four goals and ranks second on the squad with three assists. He is tied for sixth in the Big East in scoring and fifth in points (11).
Earlier in the week, Bartlett played all 102 minutes in an overtime loss at home against Providence last Wednesday night. After more than a month without a loss, the Johnnies saw their seven-game unbeaten streak come to an end at Belson Stadium, falling to the No. 25 Friars, 1-0, in double overtime.
The NCAA released its first official RPI of the 2021 season on Monday and St. John’s (8-3-1, 3-1-1) was positioned at no. 32. The Johnnies currently sit fourth in the 11-team Big East Conference standings.
Bartlett and the Red Storm will return to action on Saturday when they host Seton Hall for a 7 p.m. showdown at Belson Stadium on the Big East Digital Network. On Wednesday, October 20, the Johnnies travel to D.C. to take on the Georgetown Hoyas, who are ranked #1 by both the United Soccer Coaches and Top Drawer Soccer.

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