OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 27)
- The No. 21 Creighton men's soccer team celebrated senior day by extending
its season-best win streak to seven matches after freshman Timo Pitter scored
his seventh goal of the season to defeat Missouri State 1-0 at Morrison Stadium
With the win, the Jays earned a first-round bye in the
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament next month in Peoria, Ill.
Creighton improved to a 4-0-1 in the conference and moved to 12-3-2 overall on
the year. Missouri State was eliminated
from MVC tournament contention after the loss, dropping to 0-5 in the MVC and
In the 20th minute, Pitter made good on a pass from fellow
freshman Vincent Keller, scoring on a crossing shot from 10 yards out. Pitter's
goal gives him 16 points on the season to tie senior Jose Gomez atop the
Creighton stat sheet. Keller's assist marked the second of his young career.
The Jays' defense also extended a pair of shutout streaks in
the victory. Creighton held opponents off of the scoreboard for the fifth
consecutive match at Morrison Stadium. The last score allowed by CU at home
came Sept. 22 versus St. Louis in the 83rd minute. It's been over 473 minutes
since Creighton allowed a goal on its home pitch.
CU also extended its shutout streak
against MVC foes to 12 consecutive matches. The last score CU allowed to a
league opponent came in the conference opener last season (Oct. 12) versus
Missouri State at 22:54. It's been nearly 1,273 minutes since the Jays allowed
a goal to an MVC team.
Freshman Jeff Gal posted his fifth consecutive shutout, and sixth
of the season, for the Jays. He improved his record to 8-0 on the year.
Creighton wraps up the regular-season at Evansville next
Saturday, Nov. 3. The Purple Aces could be vying for a first-round bye in the
MVC Tournament as well next week.
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