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Men’s Soccer Heads to Missouri State on Sunday

first_imgStory Links Drake and Missouri State met only once in 2018, scrapping to a scoreless draw in Des Moines. The Bears lead the all-time series 14-12-8. After finishing last season 9-2-6, the Bears were selected to win the MVC in the 2019 preseason poll. Three players – forward Josh Dolling, defender Kyle Hiebert, and defender Ben Stroud – earned preseason All-MVC honors. Missouri State rolled over Bradley, 3-0, in their last match to remain unbeaten this season. Scouting Missouri State Missouri State has yet to concede in the second half this year, so it’s important for Drake to come out of the gates aggressively come Sunday. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Live stats and a live stream will be available for Sunday’s match, and links can be found on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. Drake seeks to continue its winning ways after besting Evansville, 1-0, on Wednesday at Cownie Soccer Complex. Erik Fahner’s penalty kick in the 16th minute lifted the Bulldogs to victory before the game was called off in the 78th minute due to inclement weather. Goalkeeper Michael Creek patrols the box for the Bears. He has posted impressive numbers this season; three goals allowed, 19 saves, and a .864 save percentage. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University men’s soccer team travels south on Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff against No. 14 Missouri State. The Bears are a perfect 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play this season. Live Stream Dolling posted MVC bests with 10 goals and 23 points in 2018 en route to being named first-team all-conference and second-team all-region. His five goals and 13 points this season rank second for the Bears. The Bears have enjoyed success on both ends of the field, scoring an average of 2.4 goals per game while allowing just 0.3 goals per contest. Missouri State runs a monopoly on shot attempts, firing 130 of their own while opponents have mustered only 62. Hiebert and Stroud anchor Missouri State’s backline, a unit that enabled the Bears to lead the MVC in fewest goals allowed (13) and goals against average (0.70) a season ago. They were both named to the All-MVC second team in addition to garnering all-region recognition for their efforts. Senior forward Matthew Bentley leads the Bears with six goals and 15 points to this point in the season. Midfielders Ian Jones and Stuart Wilkin have each added three goals, and midfielder Jack Benton has notched a team-high four assists.last_img read more