The Creighton men’s soccer team started the season unranked and after four games, the Jays are off to their best start since the 2000 season and are rapidly climbing in the national polls. However, a tough test awaits CU this Friday in the opening game of the Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria, IL.
The Jays have yet to be scored on, recording four shutouts while outscoring opponents 9-0. Creighton jumped from 24th to 16th in the NSCAA poll this week, and is the second-ranked team in the NSCAA Midwest Regional ranking, just ahead of 18th ranked SMU, whom the Bluejays play Friday. In addition to the Mustangs, the Jays will also face 2009 NCAA Tournament participant Dartmouth (2-1-0) on Sunday at the event hosted by Bradley.
The Jays’ highest ranking comes from Soccer America, where the Jays went from unranked to No. 14. College Soccer News ranks the Jays 18th, up from 25 last week and Soccer Times moved the Jays to 20th from 24th last week.
Junior goalkeeper Brian Holt leads the NCAA in goals against average (0.00) and save percentage (1.000), while sophomore Jose Gomez ranks second in the NCAA with his five assists through four contests.