Men’s football heads to Georgetown for BIG EAST road opener

Omaha, Neb. — The Creighton Men’s Soccer Team hits the road for its first game outside of Omaha of the 2022 season as the Bluejays fly to Washington, DC for a game against Georgetown on Saturday, September 24.

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Series History: Creighton follows Georgetown, 3-7-2

Creighton and Georgetown have met 12 times, including 10 since becoming BIG EAST enemies. The Bluejays trail the Hoyas in the series, 3-7-2, including a 1-4-2 mark in Washington, D.C. Creighton’s last win in the series was in 2016. Since Creighton joined the BIG EAST in 2013 , the Hoyas hold a 7-1-2 advantage.

Date Opponent Score
Oct. 19, 2005 at Georgetown W, 6-0
September 1, 2006 v Georgetown W, 3-2 (OT)
September 28, 2013* at Georgetown T, 0-0 (2OT)
October 25, 2014* v Georgetown L, 0-1
November 5, 2015 * at Georgetown L, 1-2
November 15, 2015 ^ at Georgetown L, 1-2 (2OT)
November 3, 2016* v Georgetown W, 3-0
November 1, 2017 * at Georgetown L, 1-3
Oct. 31, 2018* vs. Georgetown L, 1-2 (OT)
October 6, 2019 * at Georgetown T, 1-1 (2OT)
April 15, 2021 * at Georgetown L, 0-1
September 18, 2021 * vs. Georgetown L, 1-2

* = GREAT EAST
^ = GRAND EAST Tournament

Continuation of the game
Creighton’s game at Georgetown can be watched online on FloSports as part of the BIG EAST digital network. A subscription is required to view the event on FloSports. More information can be found at GoCreighton.com/FloSports.

Live match stats can be found at https://guhoyas.com/sidearmstats/msoc/summary

The online stream features Dan Helfrisch and Tom Greaser on the call.

Updates will be provided during the game on Twitter (@CreightonMSOC).

Creighton Recognition (3-1-3)
In Creighton’s three wins, the Bluejays scored 18 goals, setting up three goals in each half of those wins. However, in the other four matches, the Bluejays combined to score six goals combined.

Senior Duncan McGuire leads the Bluejay offense with 14 points on six goals and two assists, but a sophomore Jackson Castro and Owen O’Malley five goals each. Second year Giorgio Probo leads the BIG EAST with seven assists, a total that also ranks second in the nation.

senior goalkeeper Paul Kruse was spectacular with 13 saves in seven matches. He limited his opponents to eight goals in 554 minutes.

Scouting in Georgetown (1-4-2)
A consistent powerhouse in the BIG EAST, the Hoyas have stumbled out of the gate in 2022. Georgetown enters Saturday’s game with Creighton on a three-game losing streak.

The problem was in goal for the Hoyas. Georgetown has used a trio of goaltenders this season, allowing 13 goals in seven games. In BIG EAST’s opener in St. John’s, it was graduate student Ethan Koehler in goal. Koehler allowed the Red Storm three goals on nine shots with one save. In a 2-0 loss to James Madison on Tuesday, the Hoyas split time in net between junior Ryan Schewe and second Luca Ulrich. Schewe didn’t allow a goal in the first quarter, but Ulrich saw two of seven shots slip into the net.

Aside from the five-goal performance against Temple (W, 5-2 on Sept. 2), the Hoyas have scored a goal or less in every game this season. The score was split with eight Hoyas having at least one goal. Leading freshmen Jacob Murrell and Jack Panayotou with two goals each.

The weather, very special
Due to lingering lightning surrounding Creighton University and Morrison Stadium on Saturday, September 18, Creighton and Connecticut were suspended in the 13th minute (12:59.4).

The match resumed at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, a delay of more than 11 p.m. (11:47 p.m.). Connecticut tied the game in the 21st minute of play. The two teams tied 1-1.

Domino effect
The suspension of the game with Connecticut forced the Bluejays to cancel a game with Kansas City that was scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

O’Malley wins BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Creighton second year Owen O’Malley won the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, September 19. It was O’Malley’s first weekly honor as a Bluejay.

Bluejays winger O’Malley led Creighton with five points in a 1-0-1 week. The North Carolina native had a goal and an assist in the 6-1 win over Omaha on Wednesday September 14 and scored Creighton’s first goal against Connecticut on Saturday September 17. It was Owen’s fourth and fifth goals of the season. , as well as his third assist.

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