No. 3 Creighton bests No. 21 Kentucky
Roundup: No. 7 Louisville earns 1-0 win against Ohio State
OMAHA, Neb. -- In a matchup of the second-best offense in collegiate soccer and the nation’s best defense, No. 3 Creighton netted two second-half goals to post a 2-0 win against No. 21 Kentucky, in front of 2,557 on a windy Wednesday night at Morrison Stadium.
Creighton (7-0-0) got on the board in the 54th minute, as Tyler Polak played a ball into the box for Ethan Finlay, who flipped it to Andrew Ribeiro who netted it at the near post past a diving Beadle for his second goal of the year. The assist was Finlay’s fourth of the year and Polak’s second.
The Jays added a goal in the 59th frame, as Finlay connected on his team-high fifth goal of the season, getting the assist from Bruno Castro, his fourth of the year.
Creighton goalkeeper Brian Holt recorded his seventh shut out in as many games.
No. 7 Louisville 1, Ohio State 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio - No. 7 Louisville scored in the 82nd minute to top Ohio State 1-0 on Wednesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes drop to 4-3-1 on the season, while the Cardinals improve to 6-1-0 with their fourth consecutive victory.
Kenney Walker scored the eventual game-winner midway through the 82nd minute of action and Ohio State was unable to put up an equalizer, despite consistent pressure on the attack. Chris Hegngi had a chance in the final minute of regulation, but the shot went just outside the left post.
Those great chances began less than five minutes into the second period when Kenny Cunningham sent a header off the underside of the crossbar and then the deflection fell just out of Omar Vallejo’s reach. Vallejo would end up having a pair of shots blocked in the ensuing Buckeye effort, while Adam Gorski also saw a couple attempts go just wide of the target.