Pirates fall to ranked Creighton

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team lost, 1-0, to Creighton University on Saturday night in its toughest matchup of the season yet. The Bluejays entered tonight’s game as the ninth-ranked team in the country and were on a five-game winning streak.

From the beginning of the match, it was clear that Creighton had the advantage, however Seton Hall did back down.

The most notable moment for Seton Hall in the first half came in the 30th minute, as Corey Burkhardt picked up a yellow card. The half ended in a scoreless tie, but Bluejays had attempted 11 shots on goal as opposed to the Pirates’ zero attempts. Each team also had five fouls.

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Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, the Pirates rattled off their first two shots of the game.

Despite the constant onslaught of shots from Creighton, Seton Hall did a noteworthy job of keeping its opponents from scoring for most of the match. Though, after over 80 minutes of battling, the Seton Hall defense finally broke and allowed a goal. After the a few more Seton Hall yellow cards, the game ended with a 1-0 victory in favor of Creighton.

Andreas Nota ended the night with six saves. Creighton attempted 22 shots (seven on goal), while Seton Hall only managed four shots (zero on goal). Creighton also had four corner kicks and 12 fouls, while Seton Hall had no corner kicks and 16 fouls.

The Pirates will look to rebound from the loss on Saturday, Oct. 6 when they visit DePaul University. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Joseph Ippolito can be reached at joseph.ippolito@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @joeippy.

Author: Staff Writer

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