Sept. 17, 2006
OMAHA, Neb. - Yale played Creighton tough for a half, but the Bluejays scored three times in a 12-minute stretch early in the second half en route to a 3-0 victory before a crowd of 1,798 in the Diadora Challenge at Morrison Stadium. Creighton advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA College Cup last year.
"The first half was one of our better halves of the season," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We played well and showed good composure. In the second half, we had some key lapses and that gave Creighton the momentum."
The Bluejays (4-2-2) scored 56 seconds into the second half when tournament MVP Chris Schuler headed in Tim Bohnenkamp's corner kick. Bohnenkamp also set up Creighton's second goal when he saved a ball from going over the end line and then tapped it to Jeff Thayer, who put it in from just a few yards in front of the net. Mo Travis capped the scoring with his first career goal in the 58th minute.
Creighton, which is unbeaten in its last six games, outshot the Bulldogs 13-12. Erik Geiger made two saves in goal for Yale (2-3-1). Matt Allen stopped five shots to post the shutout for the Bluejays.
"We learned some things on the trip," Tompkins said. "We learned we can compete with top level teams. We learned we can put together decent performances on the road. We also learned we need to be a little more consistent."
Fans can watch a replay of the game when it airs on CSTV on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. and again on Wednesday at noon.
The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they play at Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity