Omaha Collegiate Sports: CU Soccer, UNO Hockey

Creighton Soccer

Creighton’s Jake Ashford earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced on Monday afternoon. The freshman scored his first career goal on Saturday night and helped Creighton secure a spot in the BIG EAST Championship field.

Ashford converted the golden goal during the 105th minute on Saturday night at Morrison Stadium against Butler. The Shawnee, Kansas native found the back of the net on a rebound after an initial header by Bryce Gibson off a corner kick was saved and deflected into the center of the six-yard box.

The Bluejays have clinched a spot in the six-team field of the 2019 BIG EAST Championship and will play a first-round match on Saturday at a location and time to be determined after Wednesday’s results across the league.

UNO Hockey

The NCHC announced today that Omaha freshman defenseman Brandon Scanlin has been named the conference’s Rookie of the Week, the first weekly honor of his career.

Scanlin tied for the team scoring lead with three points against Alaska Anchorage last week as the Mavericks won and tied on the road.  In Thursday’s series opener, Scanlin scored his first career goal as the Mavericks won, 4-3.  He finished with two shots on goal.

The No. 20 Mavericks are back home this weekend, hosting No. 12 Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9.