Creighton Leads Big East

Sven Koenig scored his BIG EAST-leading eighth goal of the season during the 80th minute to lift the No. 19 Creighton men's soccer team past Marquette, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Morrison Stadium.

The Bluejays remained unbeaten during BIG EAST play (6-0-1) and moved to 10-3-2 overall. Creighton also sealed a top-three finish in the league standings and clinched at least one home match during the six-team BIG EAST Championship -- each round is hosted by the higher seeds.

The Golden Eagles fell to 3-3-1 in BIG EAST action and 5-8-1 overall.

Koenig connected on a short pass from Joel Rydstrand inside the box and found the back of the net for the game-winner at 79:59.

Creighton's go-ahead goal came 34 seconds after Marquette tied the match at 1-1.

Josh Coan delivered a free kick towards the far post where Leo Villa beat Paul Kruse for the Golden Eagles' equalizer during the 80th minute.

The Bluejays fired 12 shots and found the back of the net once during the first half. Ziyad Fares scored his third goal of the season to give Creighton a 1-0 lead after 45 minutes of play.

Fares hit the back of the net during the 20th minute following consecutive passes from the Bluejays. Both Luke Haakenson and Rydstrand tallied assists on the play as Fares converted just two minutes after entering the match off the bench.

Rydstrand tallied his first career multi-assist match as the senior now has 22 helpers during his four years as a Bluejay, which ranks tied for 13th on Creighton's career assists list. He is tied for the team-lead this season with four.

The Bluejays ended the match with a 17-7 advantage in shots, including 9-4 on goal. Paul Kruse tallied his 10th victory with three saves.

This season marks the sixth out of eight in which Creighton achieved at least 10 wins under the direction of Elmar Bolowich.

The Bluejays also remained unbeaten through the first seven conference matches (6-0-1) for the first time since joining the BIG EAST prior to the 2013 season.

Creighton returns to the pitch on Saturday at DePaul for its final regular-season road match. Kickoff between the Bluejays and Blue Demons is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Wish Field in Chicago.