first_imgThe Bulldogs’ defense finally conceded in the 75th minute when a lofted pass bounced into a dangerous area in the box. With Anderson off his line, Wilson tried to prevent a sure goal and took down the Bears’ attacker. He was shown a red card, and Missouri State converted the penalty kick to take a 2-1 lead. ESPN+ The Bulldogs (6-6, 3-3 MVC) travel to Evansville on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a rematch with the Purple Aces. Drake won against Evansville in Des Moines, 1-0, on Oct. 9. Print Friendly Version Watch Live Live Stats at Evansville 10/19/2019 – 5 PM SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University men’s soccer team dropped its match at Missouri State, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon. The No. 14 Bears (11-0-0) are the only unbeaten and untied team remaining of the 204 Division I schools. The Bears doubled their lead in the 78th minute by converting a corner kick. Missouri State outshot Drake 17-3 on the day. Missouri State opened the second half very aggressively, peppering the crossbar twice in a thirty-second span in the 56th minute. In the 72nd minute, Anderson made two valiant saves to keep the game level. The Bears’ pressure paid off in the 30th minute when Stuart Wilkin broke the stalemate. Wilkin collected the ball near the edge of the box, took a touch into space, and struck a low shot toward goal. Luke Anderson got a mitt to it, but the ball had too much pace, and it spun over the goal line to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, Wilson made an important stop for the Bulldogs. He reacted promptly and quickly extended his foot to intervene on a dangerous pass in the box, stomping out the opportunity before Missouri State could capitalize. Preview Wilson recorded Drake’s second shot in the 44th minute, heading home the equalizer for his first goal of the year. The score came after Erik Fahner drew a free kick from about 40 yards out. Cole Poppen sent a low ball into the box, where Scott Misselhorn got a foot to it to lift it up to eye level. Wilson was in the right place at the right time to head the ball past the keeper and into the lower-left corner, knotting the game at one just before the halftime break. Drake regrouped quickly and nearly equalized in the 34th minute. Juan Louis made a strong run into the heart of the box before being dispossessed, and the ball spilled back to a waiting Leroy Enzugusi, whose shot sailed high. It was the Bulldogs’ first attempt of the day. Both sides spent considerable time feeling each other out in the midfield to begin the game, with the first shot not being fired until the 15th minute when Missouri State finally broke the seal. Drake found itself on the defensive after that, warding off two corner kicks by the Bears in the 22nd minute. Missouri State opened the scoring in the 30th minute, but Drake’s Liam Wilson headed home the equalizer in the 44th minute. The Bears responded with a flurry late in the game, finding the back of the net in the 75th and 78th minutes to secure the win. Next Game: The sequence began with Anderson hustling off his line to meet Josh Dolling one-on-one, reacting quickly to stuff the shot. Seconds later, Anderson sprawled to his right to reject another shot from point-blank range. Full Schedule Roster last_img

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