TU Posts Outstanding 3-1 Victory Over #4 Creighton
Sept. 22, 2007
Omaha, Neb. - The University of Tulsa men's soccer team posted an impressive 3-1 upset victory over fourth-ranked Creighton on Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska. The Golden Hurricane moved to 5-2 on the season, while the Bluejays recorded their first loss, falling to 3-1-2.
Mo Travis knocked in a pass from Tim Walters from six yards out at the 36:02 mark, to give Creighton a 1-0 lead going into the break. A little over 16 minutes into the second half, senior forward Todd Goddard tied the game off a long pass from senior Eric Burkholder. Burkholder then put TU on top in the 75th minute after picking off a CU pass, and in the 87th minute, sophomore Daniel Dittus slid a pass to Goddard who tapped in a goal from inside the box.
"I am very proud of these guys," Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "We stayed focused, stayed in control of ourselves and stuck to the game plan. We knew going in that we could cause problems for Creighton and create scoring opportunities if we were diligent. There were a lot of things going against us, but we persevered and fought through it for the win."
Goddard now boasts six goals on the season in seven contests, while Burkholder registered his first goal of the season and fifth assist. Senior Dominic Cervi tallied six saves in goal for 30 this year and 156 throughout his career.
Tulsa will return to action on Friday, as the Golden Hurricane hosts #11 SMU at the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 0 3 - 3 Creighton 1 0 - 1
Individual Scoring Mo Travis (Creighton) at 36:02 (Tim Walters) Todd Goddard (Tulsa) at 66:14 (Eric Burkholder) Eric Burkholder (Tulsa) at 74:13 (unassisted) Todd Goddard (Tulsa) at 86:14 (Daniel Dittus)
Goalkeeper Saves Dominic Cervi (Tulsa) - 6 Matt Allen (Creighton) - 2
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