Women’s Soccer Travels To Iowa State For First Of Two Games This Week

first_img Iowa State Live Stats Saturday’s match against Missouri State (4-7-3, 1-2-1 MVC) is the first of two remaining crucial Missouri Valley Conference games for Drake as it fights for a spot in the MVC Tournament. The end-of-the-year tournament takes the top six teams in the league standings. Watch Iowa State Game Currently, the Bulldogs are in the seventh position and need to win their final two matches and have help to get in the tournament. Evansville is in third place followed by Loyola with Indiana State and Missouri State tied for fifth. The lowest four qualifying teams play among each other on Oct. 30 at campus sites with the winners advancing to play the top two teams in the tournament semifinals held Nov. 4 in Normal, Ill. The good news for Drake is seeds three to six are all up for grabs with Evansville having three games left while Loyola, Indiana State and Missouri State each have two remaining. Missouri State hosts Kansas State Monday night in a non-conference contest. Freshman Ashley Coonfield leads the Bears with three goals. Following Tuesday’s road match, Drake (9-4-2, 0-3-1 MVC) hosts Missouri State on Saturday, Oct. 22 in its final home game of the season. First kick with Bears is set for 2 p.m. and prior to the game, the Bulldogs will host their senior day ceremony for Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Gabby Charles (Wausau, Wis.), Brooke Dennis (Wauconda, Ill.), Alex Freeman (Duluth, Minn.) and Sarah Grace Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.). The Bulldogs’ senior class is a decorated and talented group. Armstrong has played in 66 career matches in her four-year career and scored 12 goals, which is tied for the 10th most in program history. As a junior, she garnered All-MVC honorable mention accolades. Charles has appeared in 10 matches for the Bulldogs over two seasons after transferring from Eastern Illinois. She has scored two career goals. Dennis is another transfer for the Bulldogs, who came to campus after two seasons at Ball State. She was named the 2015 MVC Goalie of the Year, the first-ever top MVC goalie award in Drake history. Freeman has had bad luck in each of the past two seasons with knee injuries cutting short each year and limiting her to just six games during that span. However, in 44 career games she has scored four career goals, including the game-winner in this season’s opener at North Dakota State. Nicholson has played in 68 career matches at the defender position for the Bulldogs in her four seasons. She was named the 2015 MVC Defender of the Year and earlier this year was selected as a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS award.center_img AMES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team plays at Iowa State Tuesday night. The non-conference match between the in-state rivals will start at 7 p.m. and will be shown on CyclonesTV. Story Links Iowa State (8-5-1, 2-3-1 Big 12) has four losses to ranked opponents and the other defeat was to in-state rival Iowa. Iowa State edged then No. 21 Auburn, 1-0, on Sept. 2. The Cyclones defeated the Bulldogs, 2-0, in Des Moines in 2015. Freshman Hannah Cade leads ISU with three goals. Missouri State Live Stats Following their two games this week, Drake visits Loyola on Oct. 27 for a 6 p.m. game. The match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img