Watch Live The MVC Tournament begins Sunday, Oct. 30 with play-in games hosted at campus sites. The number three seed will host the number six seed while the four seed will welcome the five seed. The only school to secure a seed so far is host, Illinois State, who claimed the regular season title and the tournament’s top seed. The winners of the play-in games will advance to the semifinals held Nov. 3 in Normal, Ill., where they will play Illinois State or the number two seed. Big stakes are on the line Thursday night in Chicago and in Springfield, Mo., where Missouri State will host Evansville. With a win over Loyola, Drake (11-4-2, 1-3-1 MVC will qualify for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Bulldogs can make the field if they draw with Loyola, but only if Missouri State loses or draws with Evansville. Drake can make the tournament, too, with a loss to Loyola, but Missouri State must also lose (Drake wins a two-way tiebreaker with Missouri State). CHICAGO – The Drake University women’s soccer team closes the 2016 regular season at Loyola Thursday night at 6 p.m. The match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Loyola (4-10-2, 2-3-0 MVC) has dropped its last three matches, but two defeats were by just one goal as the Ramblers lost 2-1 to Illinois State and 1-0 at Indiana State. Katie Grall, Emily Lange and Ciara Murray lead the team in goals scored with three. Drake and Loyola battled to a scoreless draw a year ago in Des Moines. Print Friendly Version Drake travels to Chicago off a 3-1 win over Missouri State this past Saturday at Cownie Soccer Complex. Senior midfielder Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), who earlier in the week scored a golden goal to beat Iowa State, recorded her first career hat trick against the Bears. Armstrong along with senior goalkeeper Brooke Dennis (Wauconda, Ill.) were named MVC Player of the Week and MVC Goalkeeper of the Week for their outstanding performance last week. Armstrong leads the team and ranks second in the conference in goals with eight. Live Stats Story Links
"Women’s Soccer Closes Regular Season At Loyola Thursday Night"