Diego Dutilh scored in the 72nd minute to lead Creighton to a 2-1 exhibition win over Illinois-Chicago at Morrison Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Bluejays improved to 1-0-2 in exhibition games heading into their season opener at No. 6 North Carolina on Friday.
Dutilh, a freshman from Santiago, Chile, launched a deep shot from near midfield over the keeper to give Creighton a 2-0 lead.
It would prove to be the difference as Illinois-Chicago’s Bar Harzut scored off a header 10 minutes later.
Creighton had taken the lead in the 66th minute.
The Jays had been scoreless the previous 183 minutes — dating to the second half of their first exhibition game — until the Flames fouled Ziyad Fares in the box.
Kuba Polat converted the penalty kick. Polat, a junior midfielder from Ludwigshafen, Germany, led the team with two PK goals in 2018.
The Jays’ matchup at North Carolina will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Creighton will wrap up the trip with a game Sunday at No. 4 Wake Forest before opening its home schedule Sept. 6 against No. 3 Akron.
At Creighton..........0 2—2
Goals: IC, Hazut, CU, Polat, Dutilh.