Women's soccer drops match 2-1 at Creighton

Date: October 7, 2018

 

By Alex Melillo

The Seton Hall Women’s Soccer team fell 2-1 in Omaha against Creighton in a close Big East showdown.

Despite an early lead of Marissa Aniolowski’s fourth minute goal, the first half was controlled by the Blue Jays. The home squad put in a dominating display, racking up eight shots compared to just three from the Pirates. With the Pirates under siege, goal keeper Anna MacLean was called upon to make two saves in the opening half.

Creighton kept the early pressure on their visitors with a flurry of chances. After subbing on a mere seven minutes earlier, Kylin Grubb made an instant impact slotting home a shot off a perfect pass from Taryn Jakubowski.

The dominant 45 minutes for the Blue Jays continued as they pounded away shot after shot on the Seton Hall defense. After another 13 minutes, the Blue Jays had their match winner in the form of a Kaira Houser finish from eight yards out.

The Pirates showed great resilience and heart in the second half, doing everything in their power to finish home an equalizer. The Hall attempted 11 shots in the final 45 forcing three saves from Creighton’s Katie Sullivan. The Pirates dropped to 0-4-0 in the Big East, and 2-7-4 overall.

The Pirates, on a current five game losing streak, return to Owen T. Carroll Field on October 13th when they take on St. John’s. The Pirate offense has only mustered two goals in their last five games, while conceding 15 in that same period.

The Johnnies (6-7-1) come in having won their last matchup, 1-0, at home against the Butler Bulldogs. Redshirt Sophomore Zsani Kajan is the player to watch for the Red Storm, with a team high nine goals along with two assists.

Alex Melillo can be reached at alexander.melillo@student.shu.edu.

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