NORFOLK, Va. — In its first game since being voted the nation's top-ranked team, Creighton trailed for the first time this season Friday.
Fortunately for the Bluejays, they also got their first win this season as the No. 1 team — a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Old Dominion.
Senior Bruno Castro delivered the game-winning goal in double overtime at the Monarchs' Stihl Classic.
Castro's goal — his first of the year — came with 4:23 left in the second overtime. Vincent Keller earned the assist, his second of the season.
The victory improved Creighton's record as the top-ranked team to 9-1-1. It also lifted the Bluejays' overtime record to 9-0-6 in the past 15 matches.
Old Dominion scored first on a penalty kick in the 35th minute, as Ivan Militar connected on his second goal of the season. It marked the first time this year that Creighton trailed.
The Monarchs were the agressors throughout the first half, firing 11 shots to the Bluejays' two.
Creighton (4-0-0) tied it 1-1 early in the second half when senior Zach Barnes blasted a penalty kick past the reach of goalkeeper Sean Stowe.
The goal in the 59th minute was Barnes' first goal in a Creighton uniform.
In overtime, the Bluejays took five shots while holding Old Dominion to one attempt. For the game, the Monarchs outshot Creighton 20-13.
Bluejay goalie Alex Bolowich made five saves.
Creighton wraps up play at the Stihl Classic at 11 a.m. Sunday against William & Mary.
Creighton (4-0-0) ................... 0 1 0 1—2
At Old Dominion (1-2-0) ..........1 0 0 0—1
Goals: CU, Casto, Barnes. ODU, Militar.