Men’s Soccer Eyes Loyola, Five-Straight Wins

first_imgMidfielder Justin Sukow has recorded a team-high four goals in 2019. His two assists give him 10 points on the season, which leads the Ramblers. He forms a potent one-two combination with defender Marius Kullmann, who paces Loyola with three assists. Billy Hency has contributed two goals thus far. Print Friendly Version Drake (5-3, 2-0 MVC) earned a 2-0 victory on the road against Valparaiso in their last match. Austin Smythe opened the scoring with a goal in the 18th minute. Leroy Enzugusi assisted on the play, then scored a goal of his own in the 80th minute to seal the result for the Bulldogs. Enzugusi leads Drake with four goals in 2019. Loyola finished 10-7-2 last season and reached the MVC Tournament championship game, where it lost to Central Arkansas, 2-1. The Ramblers ended Drake’s season in the semifinals with a 1-0 victory in double overtime. The Bulldogs earned a 1-1 draw in Chicago during the regular season. Live Stats Goalkeeper Luke Anderson, the reigning MVC Defensive Player of the Week, stopped four shots, and Liam Wilson, who was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, continued his strong form on the back line in contributing to the shutout. Megally, a 6-foot midfielder, earned an All-MVC honorable mention nod after leading the Ramblers with five goals in 2018. He ended Drake’s season with his game-winner in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Megally’s 26 shot attempts this season are 16 more than the next Rambler, and he has scored twice. The Ramblers were picked second in the MVC preseason poll, and two players – Giann Magno and Aidan Megally – were selected to the preseason All-MVC team. Magno earned a place as a midfielder on the All-MVC second team in 2018. The Bulldogs have posted four-straight wins and four-straight clean sheets, and will look to extend those streaks when they kick off against the Ramblers on Sunday at 1 p.m. INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team faces off against conference rival Loyola this weekend at Bill Buxton Stadium on the campus of Simpson College (701 North C Street in Indianola). Story Links Live stats will be available for Sunday’s match. The Ramblers (4-3-1, 1-1-1 MVC) come to Des Moines after tying against Bradley, 0-0, in their last match. Scouting Loyolalast_img read more