OMAHA, Neb. - With three regular season games remaining, the Creighton women's soccer team travels to Springfield, Mo. to take on the Missouri State Bears on Sunday, Oct. 14.
10/5: L, 1-3 at Indiana State
10/11: L, 2-3 vs. Drake
10/14: at Missouri State, Plaster Field, 1:00
Creighton Bluejays (3-9-2, 0-3-0 MVC):
With three games remaining in the regular season, the Creighton
Bluejays are searching for the recipe for success.Senior Brittney Neumann has done her part,
the Omaha native leads Creighton with six goals and 13 points in 2012.She delivered her sixth goal on Thursday to
push the Jays to a 1-0 lead against Drake, unfortunately the Bluejays were
unable to hold on, falling 3-2 to the Bulldogs.
While Neumann has done the heavy lifting for the offense, the
freshman class has chipped in with goals from five different first year
Defensively Creighton has turned to senior Katie Jo Swansonfor every second in goal this season.Swanson’s Goals Against Average (GAA) is at
1.77 and with 84 saves in 2012.She has
allowed 26 goals for a .764 save percentage.
matches, the Jays and Bears are deadlocked with six victories each as well as
six tied.Last season the two teams
played to a 1-1 (2ot) tie in Omaha on Oct. 15.The last time the two squads met in Springfield, Mo. was on Oct. 22,
2010.Missouri State took that matchup,
2-1, in overtime.Each of the last three
meetings between Creighton and Missouri State has gone to overtime.In seven matches in Springfield, the Jays at
1-5-1.Creighton’s lone victory at
Missouri State came on Oct. 21, 2001, 2-1 (ot).Of the 18 meetings between Missouri State and Creighton, 11 have gone to
Scouting the Missouri State Bears (7-6-2, 1-1-1):
Missouri State stumbled through the first six matches, posting a
2-4-0 mark.As September began the Bears
started to put things together with a 3-1 victory at Oral Roberts.Following a decisive 4-1 loss at Kansas,
Missouri State rattled off three straight shutouts to down Western Illinois,
North Dakota State and tie Southern Illinois Edwardsville.
In MVC play, Missouri State is 1-1-1, falling to Drake 3-0 (Sept.
22), tying Evansville 0-0 (Sept. 30) and besting Northern Iowa 3-1 on Oct. 6.
Junior Rachel Weimer and freshman Molly Brewer have paced the
Missouri State offense.Weimer leads the
Bears with five goals, while Brewer has five assists.
Defensively the Bears go the way senior Chelsea Vote has
gone.An Omaha native, Voet has six
shutouts in goal this season, but has allowed 18 goals in the remaining nine
matches.For the season she has 62
saves, a 1.16 GAA and a .775 save percentage.