For the third time this season, the Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team traveled to play a road game against a top-5 ranked team in the country. This time, their opponent was the Creighton Bluejays, the current No. 1 ranked team in the country.
Last season, the Tulsa played the Bluejays, then ranked No. 2 in the country, at home. The teams played out a 1–1 draw.
This year, the game wasn’t as tightly contested. Neither team could score in the first half, but Creighton got on the scoreboard within a minute of starting the second half, taking a 1–0 lead. That was the only goal they would score, and it turned out to be the only goal they needed, as they were able to shutout the Golden Hurricane.
Despite the close score line, Tulsa’s lack of goals showed their difficulty in creating offensive chances. Creighton won 29–8 in t shots, including 10–2 in shots on target.
After the game, Golden Hurricane coach Tom McIntosh said, “I thought our concentration level was good and we defended well, but we weren’t good enough going forward through the midfield and in our attack. We didn’t create enough chances and we didn’t hold up the ball well enough. We played a very good team and very experienced team tonight.”
With the loss, Tulsa dropped to 3–3–1 on the season. Their next opponent is UMKC, who they will play on the road at 7:00 on Monday night.