Men’s Soccer Hosts Missouri State Saturday in Home Finale

first_imgStory Links Blalock, from Overland Park, Kan., was a goalkeeper for Drake but he was forced to stop playing due to continuous concussions. He has served a student assistant coach the past two seasons and served as the team’s goalkeepers coach. Missouri State (8-1-4, 2-1-1 MVC) leads the all-time series, 14-12-7. However, Drake hasn’t lost to the Bears since 2014 and even knocked off the nationally ranked squad last season in Springfield, Mo. Their last meeting was a scoreless draw at Cownie in the final regular season game in 2017. This season, Josh Dolling leads the team with nine goals. Ciszewski has played in 60 career matches, scored three goals and recorded four assists, including scoring game-winning goal in the 2015 MVC Tournament title game versus SIUE that sent the team on a run in the NCAA Tournament. He has been honored as an MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Ciszewski has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and is now excelling in Drake’s MBA program. Live Stats Drake (6-5-2, 1-2-1 MVC) lost a 1-0 overtime match to Bradley in its last match on Oct. 20. The Braves scored a header in the 99th minute to knock off the Bulldogs. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team hosts Missouri State Saturday night with kickoff at 7 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. It will be senior night as six student-athletes: Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) and Alex Peterson (Duluth, Minn.) as well as student assistant coach Andrew Blalock will be honored for their respective contributions to the program. Merideth has not played this season due to an ACL injury but played in 55 career matches before the injury. He scored two goals and handed out two assists. An excellent student, who is a biochemistry and molecular biology was a Third-Team Academic All-American last season.Peterson, who redshirted his first season and missed the next season due to injury, has started all 32 match the past two seasons, scoring two goals and recording one assist. Peterson earned 2017  MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention honors. Following Saturday’s match, Drake visits Valparaiso Nov. 3 for the regular season finale. The match with the Crusaders will start at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Enna has played in 66 career games and scored 16 goals with six assists, and earned honorable mention All-MVC honors in 2016. Enna like Ciszewski has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and is also excelling in Drake’s MBA program. Jaimes, a business studies major, has played in 68 career games, scored 10 goals and handed out six assists and was named to the 2015 MVC All-Freshman team.last_img read more