Ben Orzolek

Sports Reporter

Creighton women’s soccer beat the Oklahoma Sooners this past Sunday 3-1.

Besting Oklahoma 3-0, the Bluejays improved their record to 5-1-1 on the season.

The last time the Creighton women’s soccer team has gone 5-1 was 2009.

After a 5-2 win against Eastern Michigan, in which she scored four goals, freshman forward and Big East Player of the Week Skylar Heinrich scored for her seventh time early in the 16th minute, with an assist up the middle by sophomore midfielder Ansley Atkinson.

Heinrich later assisted senior midfielder Taryn Jakubowski with her second goal on the season, putting the Bluejays up 2 to 0.

“I saw her hands up, she was screaming, she’s a loud player. If she knows she’s open, like, she wants it. I know there were like three players on her but just with her strength, there was no way they were gonna be able to hold her off the ball,” Heinrich said.

Redshirt sophomore goalie Katie Sullivan kept a perfect half with three saves on three shots-on-goal.

Physicality became a theme of the second half as both sides pushed the ball more aggressively.

Overall, there were 10 fouls in the first half compared to 13 in the second.

Oklahoma also began pressuring the Creighton back line, taking 12 shots in the second half compared to only five in the first. However, only two of those 12 shots were actually on-goal.

Eventually OU scored, as midfielder Kristina O’Donnell put the Sooners on the board in the 61st minute, making the game 2-1 in favor of the Bluejays.

The Bluejays snuck in one more time in the 85th minute as Heinrich assisted Jakubowski with her second goal of the game and third of the year.

This was the second time in the game that Heinrich and Jakubowski connected, making the score 3-1.

In his fifth year of coaching, coach Ross Paule commented on his team’s success.

“I’ve never had a team like this… We have a team that believes they can play against these types of teams with the ball and that’s the way I’m building it. It’s still not there yet and we’re gonna continue to progress, but this is a team that will get better.”

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