The 11th ranked Creighton mens’ soccer team opened the week with an impressive 3-1 win over 5th ranked Tulsa, scoring all three, including two from Ethan Finlay, in the first 28 minutes to take control of the match. The Bluejays now turn their attention to seven-time national champion Indiana on Saturday at 6 pm as part of Creighton Homecoming activities.
Creighton is off to its best start since the 1998 season. The Bluejays are 5-0-0 at home and have out-scored opponents 11-1 at Morrison Stadium this year. The Jays rank among NCAA leaders in shutout percentage (six shutouts in nine matches) and goals against average (0.65).
The Jays have already surpassed last season’s win total of seven and have scored 19 goals in nine matches this year, after totalling 20 goals in 16 matches all of last season. CU leads the MVC with 6.7 points per game. Preseason All-American Ethan Finlay, a MAC Hermann Trophy candidate, leads the league with seven goals and 15 points following his two goal game against No. 5 Tulsa on Tuesday.
The seven-time NCAA champion Hoosiers are ranked No. 20 by Soccer America this week and own wins over nationally-ranked UCLA and Penn State this year, but had a four-match unbeaten streak snapped in a loss to Notre Dame on Wednesday. IU is led by preseason All-American Will Bruin’s eight goals and 17 points. Andy Adlard has added four goals and four assists to rank second on the team with 12 points. Luis Soffner has played every minute in goal for the Hoosiers this season, making 26 saves and allowing 12 goals for a 1.15 GAA.