PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Creighton women's soccer team earned its first Big East Conference win on Thursday, a 3-2 victory over Providence.
The Bluejays, who erased a 1-0 deficit, raised their record to 8-3-1 and 1-1-1. Freshman Lauren Sullivan tied the game before halftime, but Providence held a 10-7 edge in shots.
Four minutes into the second period, junior Angela Benson punched in her first career goal to give Creighton the lead. After senior Kelsey O'Donnell had a shot bounce off the post in the 57th minute, sophomore Kirstyn Corder drove home the eventual game-winning goal in the 60th minute for a 3-1 advantage.
“What a great effort to get the win. I'm really excited for our team,” coach Bruce Erickson said. “We certainly created enough chances to put them away, but had to battle to the end. Our depth made a big difference in this game.”
The Bluejays outshot Providence 11-5 in the second half and 18-15 overall.
Creighton goalkeeper Danielle Rice picked up her eighth win of the season after making three saves.
The Bluejays continue their road trip at noon Sunday at Seton Hall.
Creighton (8-3-1, 1-1-1) ............................... 1 2—3
At Providence (4-5-3, 1-2) ............................ 1 1—1
Goals: CU, Sullivan, Benson, Corder. PC, Walton, Elia.