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Creighton falls short against No. 2 Georgetown in Big East tournament semifinals

Creighton falls short against No. 2 Georgetown in Big East tournament semifinals

In the 12th episode of "Where I Come From" — a podcast from The World-Herald — host Dirk Chatelain sits down for an in-depth interview with Johnny Torres, two-time national soccer player of the year at Creighton and current Bluejays coach

Creighton came up short in an upset bid at No. 2 Georgetown on Thursday, surrendering the winning goal in the 84th minute of its 1-0 loss in the Big East semifinal.

The Bluejays had several scoring chances, particularly in the first half, and finished with a 12-8 edge in shots. But they weren't able to break through.

The Hoyas (8-0-2) clinched the victory when junior midfielder Joe DaLuz rocketed a shot into the back of the net from just inside the 18-yard box.

"Creighton was fantastic, they deserve a ton of credit," Georgetown coach Brian Wiese said in a press release. "(CU) dictated a lot of the game to us, and they came here on our home field and controlled a lot of the play.

"In a game where we didn't generate a lot of chances, we took the ones we got, and sometimes semifinals feel that way, so we're happy to be moving on to the final."

The Hoyas will play for their fourth straight Big East tournament title Saturday against Seton Hall.

Creighton, meanwhile, will await to learn its postseason fate during Monday's 11 a.m. selection show. But there are only 36 NCAA tournament spots available. The Jays (6-6) were No. 52 in the RPI before Thursday's defeat.

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