OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton women's soccer team hosts Idaho on Sunday, Sept. 8, then heads to Kansas City to face UMKC on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Last Week: 8/30: W, 6-0 vs. North Dakota - Morrison Stadium 9/1: W, 4-1 vs. Northern Colorado - Morrison Stadium
This Week: 9/8: vs. Idaho - Morrison Stadium, 1:00 p.m - Live Stats and Video Available 9/10: at UMKC - Kansas City, Mo., 7:00 p.m. - Live Stats and Video Available
Scouting Creighton (2-2-0, 0-0-0 BIG EAST): Following an 0-2-0 start the the season, the Jays got things turned around in grand fashion with a 6-0 win over North Dakota on Aug. 30, followed by a 4-1 win over Northern Colorado on Sept. 1.
Freshman Paige Jarsombeck continues to lead the way for the Bluejays, scoring two goals against North Dakota and the game-winner versus the Bears. She has a team-high four goals, scoring in each of the last three contests.
Scouting Idaho (0-3-0, 0-0-0 WAC): Idaho enters the weekend looking not only for its first win, but for its first goal of 2013. The Vandals are in the midst of a five-game road trip to open the year, falling at Weber State (3-0 on Aug. 23), at Idaho State (2-0 on Aug. 25) and at Washington State (5-0 on Aug. 30). Idaho will travel to North Dakota State (Sept. 6) before coming to Omaha. Scouting UMKC (2-2-0, 0-0-0 WAC): UMKC faces Arkansas-Little Rock (Sept. 6) and Central Arkansas (Sept. 8) in road contests, before hosting the Jays on Sept. 10. The Kangaroos opened 2013 with back-to-back wins over SIUE and SE Missiouri State, but fell to Oral Roberts and Missouri last weekend. The Roos are led by senior Ashley Gann and junior Kaely Tott, who each have three points on a goal and an assist.
Series with UMKC, 3-0-1 8/30/09 at UMKC W, 3-0 9/22/10 UMKC W, 3-0 8/25/11 at UMKC W, 2-0 9/13/12 UMKC T, 1-1 (2ot)
Follow the Jays Online: Both of the Jays’ matches vs. Idaho and at UMKC are available online in a variety of ways.
Live stats can be followed free of charge at gocreighton.com. The direct link is below.
If you can’t make it out to Morrison Stadium, you can still watch each play online with a paid subscription. *Each of the Jays’ home events are available in high-quality streaming. The link for the video is below.
Senior Kelsey O’Donnell Earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week : O’Donnell earned the first BIG EAST honor for the Bluejays’ women’s soccer team, claiming the Defensive Player of the Week nod on Monday, Sept. 2.
O’Donnell helped the Bluejays to a 2-0 week, which included a 6-0 victory against North Dakota and a 4-1 win against Northern Colorado. She also scored a goal against Northern Colorado. The lone senior on the back line, O’Donnell helped the Bluejays not allow a corner in either match.a corner. In addition, O’Donnell notched her first goal of the season via a penalty kick in the second half of the win over the Bears.
Jays Right the Ship in a Big Way: Back-to-back wins over North Dakota (6-0 on Aug. 30) and Northern Colorado (4-1 on Sept. 1) evened the Jays record at 2-2-0 this season.
Danielle Rice Makes Bluejay History Freshman Danielle Rice’s start in goal on Aug. 23 at Utah State was the first time since at least 1991 that Creighton has started a freshman in the net for the season opener. (Stats for the first two seasons of women’s soccer1989 & 1990 are not available).
Jarsombeck Answering the Paige: Freshman Paige Jarsombeck took the Jays’ season-opening shutout loss at Utah State (3-0 on Aug. 23) a bit personally. She has responded with goals in each of Creighton’s following three contests, including two in Creighton’s 6-0 win at North Dakota, becoming the first Jay to notch a goal in three straight matches since Brittney Neumann did it in 2010 (Sept. 26, Oct. 2 & Oct. 9).
Top Freshman Goal Scorers With four goals in four matches, Jarsombeck has a chance to join some elite Bluejay company. The top freshman scorer in Bluejay history.
# Name (Year) G 1. Gretta Mathews (1989) 17 2. Lauren Cingoranelli (2010) 8 Marcy Gans (2005) 8 Krystle Campa (2000) 8 4. Brittney Neumann (2009) 7 Regina Moench (2001) 7 Megan McKendry (1997) 7 Kalan Malone (1993) 7 9. Emily Orbell (2007) 6 Kelly Fitzpatrick (2001) 6 Lisa Dispense (1994) 6