Men’s soccer will host No. 1 Georgetown for Socctoberfest at Morrison Stadium Saturday, Sep. 18 for its ninth annual celebration, an exciting event for Bluejay fans after a year’s hiatus.
The first celebration of Socctoberfest was on Oct. 20 of 2012, when women’s soccer fell to Evansville 1-0 before the men’s team avenged them later in the night with a 1-0 win of their own.
“Our first year we had a small bar and a little bit of food and an estimated 70 to 100 people in attendance,” Creighton’s director of athletic facilities, Brandon McCarville, said.
The event has since evolved into a much bigger and more popular Creighton tradition.
“It was very small but now it’s ten to eleven times that is what we’re getting in terms of attendance,” McCarville said.
Ever since athletics decided to make Socctoberfest an annual tradition, both the men’s and women’s teams have gone undefeated in Socctoberfest games with a combined record of 13-0-1.
Friday, in a COVID-safe manner, Morrison will welcome back hundreds of fans for Oktoberfest themed food, free beer steins, a live band and more before, during, and after the game.
Due to scheduling issues for the women’s team, this year’s celebration will not feature a doubleheader, only the second time in event history.
Men’s soccer is 8-0-0 in Socctoberfest games with 16 goals scored and only three allowed and will look to continue that streak on Saturday, Sep. 18.
The Jays will host nationally-ranked No. 1 Georgetown after the original Socctoberfest match with Drake was postponed due to a COVID outbreak within the Bulldogs program.