Creighton women’s soccer coach Bruce Erickson thinks his team is back on track.
The Bluejays won two straight last weekend to bounce back from a 0-2 start.
They’ll try to build on that streak with a home game at 1 p.m. Sunday against Idaho (0-3), then take to the road Tuesday for a match against Missouri-Kansas City (2-2).
Everyone had a bad day at the office, Erickson said, in a 3-0 opening loss to Utah State.
“That was hopefully our stinker,” he said.
They played well against Boise State but ran out of gas in a 2-1 loss.
CU rebounded in a big way last weekend, beating North Dakota 6-0 and Northern Colorado 4-1.
“We played very, very well and scored a bunch a goals,” Erickson said.
Kelsey O’Donnell, the lone senior on the back line, earned Big East defensive player of the week honors after those wins. She scored her first goal of the season on a penalty kick in the second half against the Bears.
A couple of rookies also have played big roles in the turnaround.
Freshman Paige Jarsombeck scored twice against North Dakota and had the go-ahead goal against the Bears. Freshman Danielle Rice is starting in goal.
They’re among four freshmen who are starting and seven who are playing. They’ve come in very prepared, Erickson said, and have made their presence felt.
Although the team is young, Erickson likes what he’s seen.
“It’s a group that is resilient, talented and haven’t scratched the surface of how good they can be,” he said. “It’s a fun group to coach. We are nowhere near the finished product. It’s a group that keeps getting better.”