Men’s Soccer Set for Pair of Matches This Week

first_imgMACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team visits Western Illinois on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match. Following the midweek road match, Drake (1-6-0) will host UMKC on Saturday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game at the Cownie Soccer Complex will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Redshirt junior Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) scored his first goal of the year in the Green Bay win. Freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), who scored a team-leading three goals in the preseason, recorded his first career goal in the loss to Valpo. His goal was impressive as he took a deflected Crusaders’ corner kick and went the distance of the field to score the match’s first goal. Enzugusi has tallied a team-high 11 shots this season. Junior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) had the Bulldogs’ other goal. Drake went 1-1 last week with its first win of the season coming at Green Bay by a score of 1-0 before new Missouri Valley Conference member Valparaiso rallied for a 3-2 road victory. Western Illinois (2-4-0) scored in the 78th minute to beat Drake, 2-1, last season at Cownie. The Bulldogs holds a 17-8-2 advantage in the all-time series against the Leathernecks. Drake and UMKC (2-1-3) have played each other every season since the 2001 campaign with the Bulldogs holding an 11-4-1 advantage during that time, including winning the previous seven meetings with the Kangaroos. Drake has dominated the all-time series with a commanding 21-6-2 advantage. Following this week, Drake returns to MVC play at Central Arkansas on Sept. 26 and at Bradley on Sept. 30. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more