The No. 21 Creighton men’s soccer team celebrated senior day by extending its season-best win streak to seven matches after freshman Timo Pitter scored his seventh goal of the season to defeat Missouri State 1-0 at Morrison Stadium.
With the win, the Jays earned a first-round bye in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament next month in Peoria, Ill. Creighton improved to a 4-0-1 in the conference and moved to 12-3-2 overall on the year. Missouri State was eliminated from MVC tournament contention after the loss, dropping to 0-5 in the MVC and 5-7-4 overall.
In the 20th minute, Pitter made good on a pass from fellow freshman Vincent Keller, scoring on a crossing shot from 10 yards out. Pitter’s goal gives him 16 points on the season to tie senior Jose Gomez atop the Creighton stat sheet. Keller’s assist marked the second of his young career.
Creighton wraps up the regular-season at Evansville next Saturday, Nov. 3. The Purple Aces could be vying for a first-round bye in the MVC Tournament as well next weekend.