By Connor Giblin
QUEENS – Fifteen years to the day of the last meeting between Marist and St. John’s, graduate captain Huib Achterkamp buried a penalty kick in the seventh minute to power the Red Foxes to a 1-0 win over the Red Storm on Saturday evening from Belson Stadium.
Marist improves to 2-1 on the year, winning its second 1-0 game in 2021. St. John’s falls to 1-2 on the campaign.
Achterkamp, who scored five of his six goals from the penalty spot in 2019, went low-middle with a right-footed strike for the game’s only tally. On the other end, the Red Fox defense clamped down on the St. John’s attack, limiting the home team to just one shot on goal.
Junior midfielder Stefan Copetti paced Marist with four shots. Marist’s lone save came via junior goalkeeper Dylan McDermott, who checked into the game in the 80th minute to replace an injured Samuel Ilin.
Luka Gavran made six saves in the Red Storm net, while Anthony Herbert led St. John’s with three shots.