No. 15 Creighton Tops Yale 3-1

No. 15 Creighton Tops Yale 3-1

Sept. 21, 2003

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Creighton scored three goals in a 3 minute, 29 second stretch late in the first half and held off Yale 3-1 in the second game of the Yale Soccer Classic. Zach Piercy scored the Blue Jays' first goal when he deflected in Brian Biggerstaff's cross at 32:35. Jarod Tarver scored the second goal on a penalty kick at 35:51 and Michael Kraus added the third tally at 36:19.

"We played almost as well as we are capable of in the first 30 minutes," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We had a couple of lapses, and Creighton is too good a team to concede easy goals against."

Jay Alberts scored the first goal of the game at the 17:50 mark, and Yale dominated play early. The Bulldogs outshot the 15th-ranked Blue Jays 19-10 for the game and 10-3 in the first half.

Guido Leon made six saves in goal for Creighton (3-3-2). Tarver and Biggerstaff were named to the all-tournament team for the Blue Jays. Alberts and Andrew Dealy made the all-tournament team for Yale.

The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday when they host Hartford at 7 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.

In the first game of the day, Nadav Gottesman scored on a penalty kick in the second overtime as Fairleigh Dickinson topped Brown 2-1 to win the Yale Classic. The Knights beat Yale 1-0 on Friday night. Johnny David was named the tournament most valuable player.

After a scoreless first half, the Knights (3-1-1) opened the scoring when Antonio Nunziata scored in the 62nd minute. Brown's Marco Romaneiro scored on a penalty with 4:41 left in the second half to tie the score at 1-1.

Goalkeeper Andrew Nucifora, who made four saves, Brian Scott, Gottesman and Nunziata were all named to the all-tournament team for FDU, while Brown's selections were goalkeeper Chris Gomez, Romaneiro and Matt Goldman.