Tests not finished just yet for Bluejays
Wins against Clemson, North Carolina bolster Terps
Creighton moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest poll released Tuesday, following the Bluejays’ 1-0 double-overtime victory against then-No. 7 St. John’s last weekend.
The victory on Saturday against the Red Storm marked Creighton’s first victory as a member of the Big East as part of the Jays’ conference debut. It was also win No. 400 all-time. In the Jays’ third consecutive double-overtime contest this season, CU freshman Fabian Herbers scored the lone goal of the match off of a free kick at 108:05 to give the Jays a thrilling 1-0 decision against the Red Storm. The goal was Herbers’ second score of the season, both game-winning tallies.
Tuesday, the Bluejays played in a program-record fourth consecutive double-overtime match as the Bluejays came away with a 2-2 tie against Michigan State at Morrison Stadium.
Creighton (5-1-1, 1-0-0 BIG EAST) is 2-1-1 in the four-game span of matches that extended beyond regulation after Tuesday’s result against Michigan State (4-1-1, 0-0-0 Big Ten). It marks the first tie for the Bluejays since a 1-1 decision at Akron in the third round of the 2012 NCAA tournament last November. CU advanced 5-4 on penalty kicks against the Zips to advance.
Creighton battles No. 12 Georgetown on Saturday and then continues its ranked matchups facing No. 21 Saint Louis on Wednesday.
The Terps scurried up the latests Coaches' Poll to No. 8 after facing the likes of North Carolina and Clemson.
In its matchup against then-No. 2 UNC, Maryland fought to a 2-2 tie for its second consecutive draw. The Terps amassed 20 shots in the outing.
Next up was then-No. 13 Clemson. Senior Patrick Mullins scored two goals from the penalty spot in the 3-1 win. The Terrapins broke down a stingy Tiger defense that had only allowed one goal all season. Sophomore Schillo Tshuma added the Terps other tally.
Maryland will now look to continue its pace as it faces Pittsburgh on Friday and Tulsa on Tuesday.
|Friday, Sept. 27|
|7 p.m.||No. 5 Washington vs. SMU|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 2 Cal vs. Santa Clara|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Duke|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 8 Maryland vs. Pittsburgh|
|Saturday, Sept. 28|
|1 p.m.||No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 12 Georgetown|
|2 p.m.||No. 9 St. John’s vs. DePaul|
|7 p.m.||No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 24 Wake Forest|
|7 p.m.||No. 7 Northwestern vs. Michigan|
|8 p.m.||No. 6 CSU Northridge vs. Bradley|
|Sunday, Sept. 29|
|8 p.m.||No. 10 Akron vs. West Virginia|
|Tuesday, Oct. 1|
|7 p.m.||No. 8 Maryland vs. Tulsa|
|7 p.m.||No. 9 St. John’s vs. FDU|
|Wednesday, Oct. 2|
|7 p.m.||No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Indiana|
|7 p.m.||No. 7 Northwestern vs. Bradley|
|8 p.m.||No. 3 Creighton vs. No. 21 Saint Louis|