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Creighton sophomore Eric DeJulio scored his first goal of the season Wednesday night.
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Menís Soccer Blanks Drake 2-0

OMAHA, Neb. – The Creighton men’s soccer team scored a goal in each half to defeat Drake 2-0 in the Bluejays’ final non-conference match of the season at Morrison Stadium Wednesday night.

A pair of Creighton (8-6-2) sophomores scored on the evening. Second-year CU defender Eric DeJulio scored his first goal of the year as he connected on a header in front of the net following a corner kick by sophomore Timo Pitter to give the Bluejays a 1-0 advantage. The goal marked DeJulio’s second in his career – both game winners.

Drake (8-6-3) kept the match at a one-goal game entering halftime. Creighton outshot Drake 6-2 in the first 45 and attempted three corner kicks to two for the Bulldogs.

The Jays scored again in the 57th minute as sophomore Christian Blandon sent a ball into the goal from left to right after assists by junior Jose Ribas and Pitter. The score was Blandon’s third this season.

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Creighton continued to apply offensive pressure on the Bulldogs, forcing a change in net for DU as Rich Gallagher took the place of starter Darrin MacLeod just minutes after CU’s second goal.

The Bluejays finished the night with a nine-shot advantage of 13-4 and led corner kick attempts 7-2.

CU sophomore goalkeeper Connor Sparrow earned the start and finished with two saves and improved to 2-1-1 overall while MacLeod took the loss to fall to 8-3-2.

Creighton closes out its home slate against BIG EAST foe DePaul on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT at Morrison Stadium as part of a doubleheader with the CU women’s soccer team. The Bluejay men will honor their six seniors in a Senior Day ceremony this weekend.

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