GAME RECAP BELOW
Join the Menace at the Drake men's soccer game this Saturday (Nov. 7) as the Bulldogs face Creighton in their last regular season home game of the season. The Bulldogs (10-6-1) look to beat the Bluejays (7-3-4) for the second time this season after winning 1-0 at Morrison Stadium in Omaha on October 14.
Drake looks to rebound after a tough 3-2 overtime loss to Missouris State where Garrett Webb scored Drake's first goal off a header, and Nick foster earned an assist on the team's second goal of the night. Jordan Kadlec, backup goalkeeper for the Menace in 2009, started in goal for the third time this season.
Drake visits Eastern Illinois Wednesday before returning home for their final regular season match on Saturday against Creighton.
The Bluejays are coming off their biggest win of the season as they upset the No. 7 nationally ranked UCLA Bruins on Saturday, with a 1-0 win at home. The Bluejays feature two former Menace players: Tucker Sindlinger, a junior midfielder and Byron Dacy, a senior forward.
Saturday's game will be the last for each of these teams before the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament begins next week in Des Moines. The MVC Tournament will be held at Cownie Soccer Complex with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, November 13 and the finals on Sunday, November 15.
Drake Press Release
In a preview of a first-round MVC Tournament matchup, Drake and Creighton battled to a 3-3 deadlock after two overtime periods on Saturday. Many Menace fans and Menace Academy players were part of the announced crowd of 1,632 that witnessed a heated regular-season finale for these rivals.
Garrett Webb (pictured, second from left) scored his team-leading eighth and ninth goals of the season. Webb headed in the game-tying goal in the 89th minute, less than 40 seconds after Creighton took its first lead, 3-2.
Another former Menace player, Nick Foster (2008-09 Menace), was credited with the assist on Drake's other goal. Kenan Malicevic gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 halftime lead when he scored off a rebound from Foster's shot.
It was Senior Night for eight Bulldogs, including Webb and Julien Edwards, who played key roles in the Menace's 2009 Premier Development League Heartland Division championship season.
Drake (11-6-2 overall, 6-3-1 MVC) and Creighton (7-3-5, 4-2-4) will clash on the same field this Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals of the State Farm MVC Championship.