SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Powered by the seventh goal of the season from sophomore Kirstyn Corder, the Creighton women's soccer team defeated Seton Hall 1-0 on Sunday, Oct. 6.
The win lifted the Bluejays to 9-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in BIG EAST action. Seton Hall fell to 4-7-2 on the season and 2-2-0 in BIG EAST play.
The first half was a defensive battle as the two squads combined for just seven shots (Seton Hall-4, Creighton-3) in the wet and misty conditions.
Despite the limited chances, Bluejay freshman goalkeeper Danielle Rice needed a 1-on-1 save to keep the match scoreless in the half. Rice's save came at 14:02 as she denied Seton Hall senior Ashley Clarke with a diving grab.
Both teams raised the intensity in the second half, belting 17 shot attempts (Seton Hall - 9, Creighton - 8). Creighton took advantage of the increased scoring chances in the 63rd minute as Corder blasted a centering pass from junior Madelyn Buckner into the back of the net at 62:17. It was Corder's team leading seventh goal of the season.
Seton Hall had two strong chances to tie up the match, but Rice stopped both chances via 1-on-1 stops. Rice went on to complete her fourth shutout of the season, nabbing five saves. Seton Hall's Jennifer Pettigrew took the loss with three saves.
"That was a Big East battle and I like the way our team responded to the physical play," said head coach Bruce Erickson. "We got better as the game went on and solid performances all around. It was [Richgels] best game of the year, [Kohmetscher] was fantastic in midfield and [Rice] came up big when we needed her to. A great win and a fabulous sequence that led to Corder's finish on a fantastic pass by Buckner."
The Bluejays were outshot in the match by a slim, 13-11 margin. Seton Hall also closed the game with a 4-3 edge in corners created.
Creighton returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 12 as the Jays host DePaul at 7 p.m. in Morrison Stadium.
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