Mavs drop game to cross town rival Creighton

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September 21st, 2013

Omaha, NE – An excited CROWD of nearly 1,700 was on hand to witness a display of grit by both the Bluejays and Mavericks.

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Scoring commenced in the 23rd minute when CU’s Lauren Sullivan struck a shot from just inside the top of the box to put the Jays up 1-0. UNO answered with an equalizer before halftime on a goal by freshman forward Nyoke Dumba.

However it took Creighton only 40 seconds to capture the lead once more on a goal by Kelsey O’Donnell. UNO’s Monica Bosiljevac took advantage of a bad play by Creighton’s defense to tie the game at 2-2 in the 52nd minute. But Creighton had the last laugh going up 3-2 as Kelsey O’Donnell notched her second goal of the game in the 61st minute. UNO head coach Don Klosterman said beyond the loss he was proud of his team’s determination.

Senior midfielder Monica Bosiljevac scored her second goal of the season for UNO in the game against CU. (Photo courtesy UNO Athletics)

Senior midfielder Monica Bosiljevac scored her second goal of the season for UNO in the game against CU. (Photo courtesy UNO Athletics)

“The run of play for us tonight was excellent,” Klosterman said. “The way our women played tonight; their composure, their possession of the ball. I (also) think the things we did on attack were very, very good. And actually even though giving up three goals, I think our defending was really, really good tonight.”

It was a close game until the final whistle, when the Bluejays (7-2) were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Klosterman said his team is making strides as a program, most noticeably the past couple weeks.

“Our improvement over the last three or four games has been outstanding and if we just stay with that and just keep improving it is going to be good for us going into the conference here pretty soon, so it’s good.”

UNO (2-5-1) has one day of rest before picking it back up Sunday. The Bears head into Omaha with a record of 3-7-0. Kick-off is set for noon at the UNO Soccer Field on 68th and Spring Street in Omaha.

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