OMAHA, Neb. - The No. 24 Creighton men's soccer squad opens the 2012 MVC
home schedule with Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Saturday, Oct. 6.
9/25: L, 0-2 at Tulsa
9/29: T, 0-0 at Drake
10/2: W, 1-0 vs. Loyola-Chicago
10/6: SIUE at Creighton, 7 p.m. Morrison Stadium
Scouting the No.
24 Creighton Bluejays (6-3-2, 0-0-1 MVC):
Creighton snapped a
three-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago Oct. 2 at
Morrison Stadium. The Jays open their home conference slate Saturday Oct. 6
against Southern Illinois Edwardsville.
With the shutout win
over Loyola-Chicago, the Jays have now held opponents scoreless in two consecutive
contests following a 0-0 draw at Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference opener
Sept. 29. Creighton entered this week ranked No. 39 nationally with a 0.4
Creighton looks to
extend its shutout streak this weekend. The Bluejays logged their eighth
consecutive shutout of a Valley opponent in the tie with the Bulldogs. The last
goal surrendered to an MVC opponent by the Jays came in the conference opener
last season (Oct. 12) to Missouri State at 22:54. It has been 897:06 since Creighton
allowed a goal to an MVC foe.
Freshman Timo Pitter
scored the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute to lift the Bluejays over the
Ramblers, his third goal of the year. Pitter is on a hot streak having scored
in each of the previous three Jays’ home games and has accounted for three of
the last four Creighton scores overall.
Pitter leads the
Jays’ offense with eight points on the year with his trio of goals and a pair
of assists. Other CU offensive leaders include senior Jose Gomez with seven
points (two goals and three assists) and junior Sean Kim with six points (three
Scouting the Southern Illinois Edwardsville Cougars (8-3-0,
After a 3-2 home victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Oct. 2,
Southern Illinois Edwardsville improved to 8-3 overall this season. The Cougars
open Missouri Valley Conference play against the Jays Saturday in Morrison
It marks the return of SIUE to Omaha after the Cougars
participated in the Bluejays’ Ameritas Classic earlier this season. SIUE went
1-1 that weekend with a 1-0 defeat of Rutgers (Aug. 31) and a 2-1 loss to No. 7
Akron (Sept. 2).
The Cougars are 2-1 in true road games this season.
SIUE is undefeated (8-0) when scoring first in 2012 but is winless (0-3) when
the opponent records the first score. SIUE has posted a shutout victory in six
of 11 contests this season and entered the week ranked No. 8 nationally with a
0.6 shutout percentage.
Cougar senior Peter Kelly scored the first two goals for
SIUE against UNO. He is on a scoring streak, accounting for four of the last
seven Cougar tallies. Kelly leads the team with 12 points and is tied for the
SIUE lead with five goals this season.
SIUE sophomore Christian Volesky shares the lead in goals
with Kelly at five and senior Jared Tejada boasts seven points with a pair of
goals and three assists.
The Cougars have split time in goal this season between
junior John Berner and freshman Kent Kobernus. In seven starts, Berner is 6-1
overall. He entered the week ranked No. 8 nationally with a 0.51 GAA and at No.
18 in the country with a 0.85 save percentage. Kobernus has allowed three goals
in five games played for a 0.73 GAA and has made 12 saves.
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