Men’s Soccer Blanks Evansville, 1-0

first_img EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University men’s soccer team blanked Evansville, 1-0, in Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium in Evansville. “A great win on the road tonight against a tough team,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “Our first half was very impressive and showed how good we can be. I was particularly pleased with our front three who were dynamic and showed great movement off the ball. We could have scored two or three goals in the first 20 minutes. The second half was a little more back and forth but we dealt with their direct play very well and showed progress from our previous game against them.” Next Game: “Great credit to young Cade, who exceptional throughout and made a terrific penalty kick save in the second half to help win the game for us in his hometown,” Smith said. “We would like to dedicate this win to his mother, Tamala McCullough for her courageous fight against cancer and who is one year in remission today.” Drake redshirt freshman Caden McCullough (Evansville, Ind.) played great in his first match in his hometown. McCullough recorded his second career shutout and finished with four saves, including a critical save on a penalty kick late in the game by one of the top scorers in the league, Ian McGrath. Following Saturday’s match, the Bulldogs have a week off until Missouri State visits the Cownie Soccer Complex on Nov. 4 to close the regular season. First kick with the Bears is set for 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Preview Missouri State 11/4/2017 – 6 PM Live Stats Redshirt sophomore Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) scored in the 79th minute (79:41) for Drake (5-10-1, 2-4-1 MVC), which avenged its 1-0 loss to Evansville (8-8-1, 2-4-1 MVC) last Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Peterson scored his first career goal for the Bulldogs off a scrum in the Purple Aces box. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more