SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Seton Hall scored three consecutive first-half goals, then held No. 22 Creighton scoreless in the second half to come away with a 3-2 victory Saturday.
In the third minute, sophomore Timo Pitter connected on a cross from freshman Fabian Herbers to give the Bluejays (7-6-2, 3-3-1 Big East) a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later, Seton Hall knotted the game 1-1 on Samuel Geiler's goal. Kai Greene broke the tie with an unassisted goal at the 18:19 mark, then Geiler's second goal of the match off a penalty kick in the 33rd minute gave the Pirates a 3-1 advantage.
A minute later, Creighton scored on an own goal to make it 3-2.
That lead held up the rest of the match, though the Bluejays had several scoring chances.
Creighton was more aggressive in the second half with nine shot attempts while holding the Pirates (7-7-2, 3-4-0) to four. CU held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks after the break but could not connect on a goal. A Bluejay attempt in the final minutes hit the left post.
Seton Hall improved to 6-2-1 at home, winning four of the last five matches at Carroll Field.
CU junior goalkeeper Alex Bolowich finished with two saves and dropped to 6-5-1 while SHU's Julian Spindler improved to 6-7-2. The Pirates ended the match with more shot attempts (15-14) than the Bluejays.
Creighton returns to Omaha for its final two home matches of the season.
The Bluejays host Drake at 7 p.m. Wednesday, then DePaul at 4 p.m. Saturday. Creighton will honor its six seniors on Senior Day against the Blue Demons at Morrison Stadium.
Creighton (7-6-2, 3-3-1)...................2 0—2
At Seton Hall (7-7-2, 3-4-0)..............3 0—3
Goals: CU, Pittner, own goal. SH, Geiler 2, Greene.