TERRA HAUTE, Ind. - The Creighton women's soccer team fell at Indiana State, 3-1, on Friday, Oct. 5.
The loss dropped the Jays to 3-8-2 on the season and 0-2-0 in the Missouri
Valley Conference (MVC). Indiana State, meanwhile, moved to 6-7-1 overall
and 1-1 in the MVC.
Battling a stifling rain as well as the Sycamores, the Jays fell behind
early as Indiana State's Aubrie Musselman punched in her third goal of the
season just eight minutes into the match. Musselman fielded a pass from
Kourtney Vassar along the right wing and sent it to the back post to give the
Sycamores a 1-0 advantage.
The Bluejays came storming back moments later as Creighton earned a corner
kick along the left side. Freshman Jill Richgels sent the ball in for a
header but Indiana State was able to win the ball, sending it out to
right. Freshman Alyssa Kohmetscher threw in to senior Brittney Neumann,
who returned it to Kohmetscher. The next pass found Richgels open from 30
yards away along the right side. Richgels blasted the shot in for her
first goal of the year, knotting the match at 1-1 in the 12th minute.
Richgels blast, unfortunately, was one of just four shots for Creighton in
the opening period. Indiana State rifled off nine shots in the opening
frame, reclaiming the lead late in the period.
As the 38th minute opened the Sycamores took a 2-1 lead on an unassisted
goal from Shelby Troyer from 35 yards away.
The score remained 2-1 through halftime and well into the second
period. The Jays raised their intensity as the minutes continued to tick
away, but Indiana State's keeper Erin Mitchell was equal to the challenge as
she kept Creighton off the board in the second period.
In the closing moments, Indiana State salted away the match with a goal from
Taylor Reed in the 84th minute.
Indiana State outshot Creighton 13-9 in the match and finished with a 5-3
edge in corner kicks.