DES MOINES — After neither Creighton nor Drake could score in regulation or overtime, freshman Flo Beshiri scored on the 10th penalty kick Sunday to lift the Bluejays into the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals.
Creighton (3-12-3) will host Illinois State Friday at Morrison Stadium.
Tied at 5-5 in the shootout, Bluejay keeper Katie Jo Swanson snagged a shot to the right. With a chance to win in, Angela Benson’s shot was stopped by Bulldog keeper Kalena Litch.
The seventh shot from Drake’s Kylie DeHaven bounced off the right post, providing a second opportunity for the Creighton. Litch, however, made another save.
After both teams converted the eighth and ninth shots, Swanson blocked her fourth penalty kick of the match to set up Beshiri’s winner.
Creighton (3-12-3) .................. 0 0 0 0 1—1
At Drake (12-5-3) .................. 0 0 0 0 0—0