Ethan Finlay scored both Creighton goals, but it was a former Bluejay that scored the game-winning tally in a 4-2Creighton men’s soccer loss to the Kansas City Wizards Monday at Swope Park. Former Bluejay standout Michael Kraus scored the game-winning goal for the Wizards.
Creighton, 1-1-0 in the exhibition season, scored first to take an early lead nearly midway through the first half. Finlay combined with the Jays’ other starting forward, Byron Dacy, for the first goal of the match. Dacy played a through ball to Finlay who finished the break away to put the Jays up 1-0 on the professional squad.
Kansas City scored the equalizer when Adam Cristman netted his first of two first-half goals. Cristman’s second goal late in the first half was assisted by Chance Myers and gave the Wizards a 2-1 halftime lead.
The Bluejays survived a heavy attack through the first 30 minutes of play, with goalkeeper Brian Holt stepping up to make several big saves and plays to keep the match within striking distance.
Finlay’s second goal of the match tied it up early in the second half. He took a poor back pass from the Wizards and got around the Kansas City keeper to make the score 2-2.
Kraus then scored the game-winner for his professional team to help top his alma mater. Kraus, a Bluejay from 2003-06 and a 2007 Wizards draft pick, knocked in a header from about seven yards out to put Kansas City up 3-2.
With the Bluejays pressing for the equalizer, Kansas City took advantage, scoring on a late corner kick set up from a counter attack. Kevin Souter’s corner found Aaron Hohlbein for the final goal of the match.
Story courtesy of CU athletics