Garza Scores in DePaul's BIG EAST Loss at Creighton
Nov. 2, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. - Art Garza found the back of the net for DePaul on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to keep up with Creighton's offensive outburst.
Creighton (9-6-2, 4-3-1 in the BIG EAST) scored three times in the first half as the Blue Demons fell 5-1 in a BIG EAST Conference match. It was DePaul's seventh loss in a row.
Timo Pitter finished with two goals to give him seven on the season.
DePaul (4-11-2, 0-7-1) was trailing 4-0 early in the second half when Garza was awarded a penalty kick. He proceeded to beat Bluejay goalkeeper Alex Bolowich in recording his third goal of the season in the 52nd minute.
Pitter responded with his second goal of the match in the 56th minute.
DePaul coach Craig Blazer said Creighton got off to a fast start and it was hard to slow the momentum at Morrison Stadium.
"Playing Creighton, a back-to-back NCAA Final Four team, is always a difficult task at their place," Blazer said.
DePaul finishes up the season with a noon match on Friday against No. 16/24 Marquette at Wish Field where Jared Blincow, Zach Forbes, Thiago Ganancio, Kyle Gustafson, Cale Hartle, Eric Sorby and Michael Stankiewicz will be honored on Senior Day. It will also be Field Trip Day.
NOTES: Garza's goal was DePaul's first score since a 3-1 loss on Oct. 19 at Seton Hall... it was the first penalty kick for Blazer's team this season... Garza leads the Blue Demons with three goals and eight points... Creighton outshot DePaul 14-6 and had a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal... the Bluejays finished with a 4-1 edge in corner kicks... Simon Megally had two shots with one on goal... Garza, Joe Brinckwirth and Gustafson each had a shot on goal... Megally, Brinckwirth, Koray Yesilli, Jalen Harvey, Jake Douglas and Erik Rodriguez each played the entire 90 minutes... the last time DePaul lost seven straight was in 2000.