OMAHA, Neb. - Keyed by five second-half goals, the Creighton women's soccer team blasted North Dakota, 6-0, on Friday, Aug. 30.
The Jays earned their first victory of 2013 in the team's home opener, moving to 1-2-0. The loss dropped North Dakota to 0-3-0.
The Bluejays got on the board at the 12:36 mark as sophomore Kirstyn Corder stripped the ball from a North Dakota defender and fired it into the back of the net from 20 yards away.
Despite outshooting North Dakota 15-4 in the opening period, the Jays were unable to add to their 1-0 for the remainder of the first period.
Early in the second period, Creighton's second goal seemed to open the floodgates. Sophomore Alyssa Jara fielded a pass from fellow sophomore Alissa Kohmetscher, then lofted a six-foot crossing shot past North Dakota keeper, Kristi Hestdalen to make it 2-0 at 53:00.
Sullivan liked the assist so much, so tried her foot at a goal, connecting for an unassisted tally at 63:52.
Creighton returns to the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. against Northern Colorado. Originally scheduled for 3 p.m., the match was moved back to 5 p.m. due to excessive heat forecast for the Omaha area.
NOTES:The Bluejays six goals is the most Creighton has scored since putting in a 6-2 win over Wyoming on Sept. 17, 2010 ... The last time the Jays scored more than six goals was in a 7-0 win over Southern Utah on Oct. 18, 2010 ... Creighton's 37 shots are the most since the Bluejays fired off 38 against Grambling State on Sept. 23, 2005 (a 4-0 win).