SJU starts three-game football homestand on Saturday

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Saint John soccer opens a three-game homestand with a 4 p.m. game against Wisconsin-Platteville this Saturday, September 4 at Haws Field. – Live Statistics / Live Video

MASK POLICY: All students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their immunization status.

SJU expects unvaccinated people to be masked during high density outdoor events where social distancing cannot be maintained (Clemens stadium and the tailgate).

A LOOK AT JOHNNIES: Saint John’s (0-1 overall) opened the 2021 season with a 2-0 non-conference loss to St. Scholastica on Wednesday September 1 in Duluth.

CSS took a 1-0 lead on a Nolan goal on Friday in the 27th minute. Jordan Finneran served a long ball to Finigan Huffington at the far post, who redirected a header towards goal until Friday. Arseno Hamilton made it 2-0 on a free kick from 54 yards in the 59th minute.

First year goalie Evan siefken (Lakeville, Minn./North) made a save in his first collegiate appearance as SJU dominated CSS, 10-6 (5-3 at net).

The two programs meet again at Saints Field, this time in the MIAC room, on October 26.

A LOOK AT THE PIONEERS: Wisconsin-Platteville (0-1 overall), like SJU, kicked off their 2021 campaign with a loss on Wednesday. The Pioneers allowed three consecutive goals – the first two in 53 seconds – in the opening 20 minutes of the second half in a 3-1 home loss to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.). A penalty from rookie Quincy Ott erased Platteville’s shutout in the 81st minute. Senior goaltender Will Sullivan made four saves in the loss as the Pioneers outscored the Engineers, 18-12 (15-8 on goal). The game was the first for Platteville, who did not compete at all in the 2020-21 season, in 669 days. Sophomore Jack Gentilli returns after leading UWP with 15 points (7g / 1a) in 2019 (a record 8-8-3).

EIGHT YEARS AGO: The two programs were tied without a goal when they last met on September 14, 2013, in Platteville, Wisconsin. The Pioneers had a 23-11 advantage on shots, although the Johnnies posted a 9-8 advantage on goal. Kevin Lebahn ’16 made all eight saves for his fourth career shutout.

SERIES HISTORY: The Johnnies are 3-0-1 against the Pioneers, including a 2-0 record at Collegeville.

-Oct. 18, 1992 | F, 2-0 | Collegeville
-Seven. 11, 1993 | F, 3-0 | Collegeville
-Seven. 15, 1996 | F, 3-1 | Platteville, Wisconsin.
-Seven. 14, 2013 | T, 0-0 (2OT) | Platteville, Wisconsin.

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