Creighton soccer wins in OT

Greg Jordan ripped a shot and scored from 30 yards out just 3:36 into overtime as the fifth-ranked Creighton men’s soccer team came from behind to top Wisconsin 2-1 Wednesday night at McClimon Track & Soccer Complex. After falling behind in the 59th minute, the Bluejays pulled even just three minutes later and rode an aggressive attack into overtime.
Creighton’s second overtime win of the season moves the Bluejays to 9-1-0 on the season and 8-2-1 all-time against Wisconsin. The loss dropped the Badgers, ranked No. 25 by Soccer America this week, to 5-4-2 on the season.
After an evenly played first half which featured a combined 13 fouls and six shots, the teams finally found the back of the net in the second half. The Bluejays outshot the Badgers 4-2 in the opening half, with both teams registering one shot on goal.
For the second straight game, the top-ranked defense in the NCAA found itself down 1-0 when the Badgers scored in the 59th minute. Chris Prince scored his third goal of the season to give the home team the 1-0 lead.
Creighton responded quickly to just its second goal allowed of the season, scoring just under three minutes later when Dion Acoff scored in the 62nd minute. Acoff’s first goal of the season came from outside the box as he took a feed from Wisconsin native Ethan Finlay and beat UW keeper Max Jentsch to the far post.
The Bluejays carried a bulk of the possession for the remainder of regulation and outshot Wisconsin 9-4 in the second half, but could not score the game-winner before 90 minutes elapsed.
Jordan took care of business for the Bluejays in the 94th minute, when he unloaded a blast from 30 yards out and found the upper left 90 for his second career game-winning goal. Tyler Polak was credited with his third assist of the season on the game-winner.
Brian Holt, who entered the night leading the NCAA with a 0.11 goals against average, allowed only his second goal of the season and made one save for the victory in net.
Creighton continues its season-long road trip with at another Big Ten venue on Sunday when it plays at 10th-ranked Indiana. The Hoosiers (6-2-2) will enter hungry for a win, having lost two straight, including a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 11 Louisville Wednesday night after having a two-goal lead.