McLoughlin makes debut as Huskies fall

September 29, 2007

No. 24 Washington menĀ¹s soccer lost a heartbreaker in overtime at No. 13 Creighton Saturday evening, falling 2-1 on a 98th-minute free kick by Thomas Gjoesund at Morrison Stadium.

The match marked the final non-conference game for the Huskies, who fall to 5-3-1 overall. Creighton improved to 4-1-2.

Gjoesund's first career goal gave Creighton the win and was the only shot for either team in the extra period. Gjoesund's 25-yard drive beat Husky redshirt freshman goalkeeper Stephen Fung.

"No question we're not happy with the way the game went,"UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. "It's a real disappointment. We came a long way and didn't make the showing we wanted to. We know we have way more than that. I thought the young defense played extremely well, but we couldn't find goals and had a problem with midfield possession."

Creighton had taken the lead with a goal by Tony Schmitz before Washington equalized through Ely Allen on an assist from freshman forward Ellis McLoughlin, making his Washington debut.

Creighton outshot the Huskies 14-11, but Washington tallied a 7-6 advantage in the second half. McLoughlin led UW with a team-high four shots. The Bluejays also held a 9-3 advantage on corner kicks.