No. 24 Men's Soccer Falls In Overtime Heartbreaker At No. 13 Creighton 2-1
Sept. 29, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. - No. 24 Washington men's soccer lost a heartbreaker in overtime at No. 13 Creighton Saturday evening, falling 2-1 on a free kick by Thomas Gjoesund in the 98th minute of play at Morrison Stadium.
The match marked the final non-conference game for the Huskies, who fall to 5-3-1 overall. Creighton improved to 4-1-2.
Gjoesund's first career goal at 97:38 lifted Creighton to the win and came over 80 minutes after both teams exchanged scores in the first 12 minutes of the game. The Bluejays got on the board first at 10:32 on a goal from Tony Schmitz and the Huskies answered right away with senior forward Ely Allen's third goal of the season just 35 seconds later.
Creighton's overtime goal was the only shot for either team in extra minutes and the foul committed by UW to set up the free kick was the only other statistic after regulation. Gjoesund knocked in the winning kick from 25-yards away and past Husky redshirt freshman goalkeeper Stephen Fung.
'No question we're not happy with the way the game went,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'It's a real disappointment. We came a long way and didn't make the showing we wanted to. We know we have way more than that. I thought the young defense played extremely well, but we couldn't find goals and had a problem with midfield possession.'
The first Creighton goal was another 25-yard shot from Schmitz, who was assisted by Andrei Gotsmanov. The Huskies came up with the equalizer shortly thereafter as Allen and freshman forward Ellis McLoughlin, making his UW debut, combined for the goal that Wurzberger called a 'moment of brilliance.' Allen dished the ball to McLoughlin who served it right back to Allen inside the box for his third goal of the season.
Creighton outshot the Huskies 14-11, but Washington tallied a 7-6 advantage in the second half. McLoughlin led UW with a team-high four shots. The Bluejays also held a 9-3 advantage on corner kicks
Washington will open Pac-10 play next week on the road, taking on California, Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. and Stanford, Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m.
#13 Creighton 2, #24 Washington 1 (OT)
Morrison Stadium; Omaha, Neb.
Scoring - 1, CU, Tony Schmitz (Andrei Gotsmanov), 10:32. 2, UW, Ely Allen (Ellis McLoughlin), 11:07. 3, CU, Thomas Gjoesund, 97:38.
Shots - UW 11, CU 14
Corners - UW 3, CU 9
Saves - UW 5 (Stephen Fung), CU 2 (Matt Allen)
Fouls - UW 18, CU 22
Offsides - UW 1, CU 3
Attendance - 2820