The teams played to two draws during the regular season, 0-0 most recently. They were scoreless into the 36th minute Friday, until East struck with its second corner kick.
Setting up on the right side, Villa's curving kick snuck inside the near post.
"We called it, near post. I guess it curved in," Villa said. "It was designed near post, but usually it's designed for someone else to touch it. I'm glad it curved in for me."
Villa, who tallied her team-high 13th goal, was just the girl for the job.
"She takes all our swing acrosses from that side of the field. She serves a good ball," Saints coach Vince DiNuzzo said. "We've been doing far post, but with the wind blowing this way we tried to play it front post. We'll take it where we can get it."