Maryland’s Casey Townsend scored in the 14th minute and the third-ranked Terrapins held off the second-ranked Creighton men’s soccer team in the second half for a 1-0 win. The goal snapped Creighton’s season-long shutout streak and the loss snapped the Bluejays’ eight-game winning streak to start the season.
Maryland (10-0-1) entered the match as the top-ranked offense in the NCAA and scored in the 14th minute Patrick Mullins sent a long ball forward for Townsend who was making a run toward the box. Bluejay goalkeeper Brian Holt attempted to reach the bouncing ball first, but he was unable to punch the ball away and the Terrapins’ leading scorer settled the ball and got his shot around CU defender Eric Miller and into an open net.
The goal came at the 13:47 mark, snapping Creighton’s scoreless streak to start the season at 752:12. The goal also ended Holt’s school-record shutout streak at 753:34. The eight straight shutouts by Creighton were a school record.
Creighton, which had its longest winning streak since 2000 snapped, will look to return to the win column when it continues its four-game road trip at Wisconsin on Wednesday night. The Bluejays and Badgers will kickoff at 7 pm in Madison.
Creighton’s 8-0-0 start was its best since the 1993 team started 19-0-0