Omaha, Neb. – After a heart-wrenching pair of road games in Villanova and Connecticut, the Creighton women’s soccer team returns to Morrison Stadium to face Seton Hall on Sunday, October 17.
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Series history: Bluejays lead Pirates, 5-0-2
Creighton and Seton Hall meet for the eighth time on Sunday, October 17. The Bluejays hold a 5-0-2 lead in the series and have won two of three games at Morrison Stadium.
Date Opponent Result
10/06/13 at Seton Hall W, 1-0
10/5/14 Seton Hall T, 1-1 (2ot)
10/08/15 at Seton Hall W, 3-2 (off)
10/6/16 Seton Hall W, 4-0
08/10/17 at Seton Hall T, 1-1 (2ot)
10/07/18 Seton Room W, 2-1
10/24/19 at Seton Hall W, 1-0
Scouting Seton Hall (6-8-0, 1-5-0 GRAND EST)
The Pirates opened the 2021 season with six wins in their opening nine games, including a 6-3 win over Iona on September 9 and a 2-1 win at Villanova to open BIG EAST action on September 23.
Seton Hall, however, has lost five straight games by a combined score of 13-2.
Naomi Welch leads the Pirates with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Tied for the lead is Julia Aronov with four goals and one assist for nine points.
Grace Gordon played every second for the Pirates, allowing 21 goals in 14 games. She enters the competition on Sunday with a goals against average of 1.48 (GAA).
Scouting Creighton (6-7-2, 0-5-1 GREATER EAST)
Similar to Seton Hall, the Bluejays have shone throughout the non-conference season with six wins and one draw in their first eight games. Injuries have decimated Creighton, however, since their 3-0 win over Kansas City on September 12.
After going over 500 minutes without allowing a goal earlier this season, the Bluejay defense has allowed two or more goals in each of the last three games. junior goalie Keelan Terrell has six shutouts and recorded a career-high 11 saves against Connecticut in the final game.
Offensively in second year Abigail Santana guides the Bluejay offense with the team’s seven best goals. Santana, however, was limited to one goal and one assist on 10 shots in six BIG EAST games.
List of injured Bluejay
The Bluejays have eight players who have been confirmed with late-season injuries.
End of player’s season Injury Last game played
Chloe arnold Return Did not play in 2021
Ansley Atkinson ACL September 16 (in the state of Iowa)
Cristina Garriga ACL September 12 (in Kansas City)
Karina gilson Ankle August 29 (at Oral Roberts)
Alyssa Judkins MCL October 3 (vs. Xavier)
my love ACL Did not play in 2021
Maddie radke Meniscus October 10 (in Villanova)
Nicole tiller ACL October 3 (vs. Xavier)
Several other Bluejays are questionable at best for the rest of the junior season Aida Kardovic was removed from the Connecticut field on a stretcher. She is not expected to play against Seton Hall, but hopefully she can return later this season.
Jordy and Hailey Rothwell have missed the last two games with injuries.
“I can’t say enough about these young women, their desire to give everything they have no matter what they are faced with and for me their character is winning, it shows on a daily basis,” said the head coach. Ross Paule. “I’m proud of my team, it’s a team you want to be a part of and a team I love to coach and a team I believe in.”
Terrell Snags, his career high, 11 stops in Connecticut
Junior Keelan Terrell has been a rock for Bluejay’s defense this season, but it took it to another level in the 3-2 (2ot) loss to Connecticut. Terrell closed the game with a career-high 11 saves, the first time a Bluejay keeper has recorded double-digit saves since Katie sullivan caught 13 in a 2-0 loss to Oklahoma State on September 14, 2018.
In the Bluejays’ last three games, Terrell has faced 58 combined shots, making 24 saves and allowing seven goals.
Huskies shot at will, detonating 26 shots at the Bluejays
Facing Connecticut for the first time in school history on Thursday, Oct. 14, it’s safe to say the Huskies were more than ready to shoot. Connecticut closed the game with 26 shots, equaling the amount sent to the Bluejays in a 7-1 loss on October 4, 2016.