|Jays Clip Vandals|
OMAHA, Neb.—The Creighton Bluejays scored first and most often Sunday at Morrison Stadium. The Jays scored three times in the first-half and held on for the 6-1 victory over the young Vandals.
“When we do the things we need to, we do them well,” head coach Pete Showler stated. “When we get down in the game we have to keep our heads up and plow through it. We need to be accountable and work as a team. We cannot keep giving up three or four goals a game and expect to be in a position to win.”
Idaho (0-5-0) got on the board in the 63rd minute off the foot of freshman Alyssa Pease. Pease launched a shot from 25 yards out, beating Creighton keeper Danielle Rice with a shot targeting the inside left post.
The first half was played even-keel for the opening 15 minutes with both teams getting two shots off in the early action. In the 16th minute Creighton (3-2-0) found the back of the net and began to take charge of the game’s momentum. Amanda Pease was awarded a yellow card after taking down a Creighton forward. On the ensuing free kick Kelsey O’Donnell beat Marina Siegl with a shot just inside the left post from 23 yards out.
The Jays got on the board again with a goal in the 37th minute. A blink of the eye later Kyla Booker notched the game-winner in the 38th minute, extending the lead to 3-0 going into halftime.
Idaho will look to right the ship when they return to Guy Wicks Field on Friday to face Eastern Washington and UNLV on Sunday.