Drake Hosts Bradley Tuesday Night In First Of Two Games This Week

first_imgStory Links Prior to Saturday’s 4-0 loss at No. 14 Loyola, Drake had played close in all of its previous five games with all the losses coming by just a one goal difference. The Bulldogs are expected to get closer to full strength Tuesday as several players are due back from injury and junior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) returns from his one-game suspension. Enna, the team’s top goal scorer with four, had to sit out the road match with the Ramblers after being red-carded in the SIUE game on Oct. 1. Missouri State The Valley On ESPN3 Bradley is winless in its last four games with back-to-back draws to Western Michigan and SIUE, respectively and losses at Missouri State and Milwaukee. Richard Olson leads the Braves with three goals. Drake and Bradley played twice in 2015 with the teams battling to a draw in the regular season meeting and the Bulldogs edging the Braves, 1-0, in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. The teams will have a fast turnaround this year with a rematch scheduled for Oct. 26 in Peoria, Ill. Senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario), who last week was selected as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS award and is the program’s all-time leader in career shutouts, is on the verge of moving up to number one in several additional categories. MacLeod with 68 career games is just two away from Zack Brennan who played in 70 from 2000-03. MacLeod needs one more victory to claim sole possession of all-time wins with 31 and move out of a tie with Brennan for that top mark. MacLeod with 292 saves needs 12 more to move past Brennan in all-time saves as Brennan tallied 303 in his stellar career. Following Tuesday’s home game, Drake (3-8, 0-3 MVC) travels to Missouri State on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a 7 p.m. game against the Bears. The road contest in Springfield, Mo. will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Missouri State Live Stats center_img Tuesday night against Bradley (2-7-3, 0-2-1 MVC), Drake is looking to stop a six-game losing streak. The Bulldogs have not won a game since Sept. 10 when they knocked off UMKC, 2-0. The losing streak is the longest for the program since the 2001 season when the Bulldogs dropped the final seven games of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team returns from a four-game road trip when it hosts Bradley in Missouri Valley Conference action on Tuesday night. First kick is scheduled for 7 p.m. Bradley Live Stats Missouri State (7-3-1, 3-0-0 MVC) plays at SIUE Tuesday night. The Bears travel to Edwardsville, Ill. riding a three-game win streak and have lost just once since Sept. 9. Emmerich Hoegg leads MSU with three goals. Drake defeated Missouri State, 2-1, in 2015. Following their two games this week, the Bulldogs will have a break before returning to the field to host Evansville on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. for Alumni Night. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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