Men’s Soccer Rallies Past Milwaukee, 3-2

first_img Full Schedule Roster HTML Box Score at UMKC 9/10/2016 – 7 PM Milwaukee had one final chance to tie the match as a shot from Evan Dujardin hit the crossbar at the 87:46 mark, but that was it as Drake completed the comeback. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) finished with five saves. “We are delighted with tonight’s performance,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “We played very good soccer, were dominant for long stretches of the game and are transferring training concepts into competition.” Live Stats Drake (2-2) scored the first goal in the match as Enna put away a one-timer off a long pass from senior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) in the 14th minute (14:37). Watch Live The two teams traded shots after Grunert’s goal until Enna once again came through big. His game-winner came in the 84th minute (84:05) after he knocked in a header from the goal line off a double assist from Grunert and senior Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa). More impressive was Drake was down to 10 players at that point after senior Andre Heine (Furtwangen, Germany) received a red card at the 73:33 mark. “We took the lead through an excellent penetrating pass by Wypych to Enna who slotted home a great finish from the edge of the box” Smith said. “It was pleasing to see Grunert and Enna show their courage, grit and quality on set plays. It was an exciting game, but we made it more difficult then it needed to be going down to 10 men. However, we showed great character and tactical discipline to go on and win the game as many would have settled for a tie.” Drake plays at UMKC Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs then host their first regular season home match on Sept. 13 against Green Bay at 6 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Print Friendly Version A resilient Drake squad remained patient in the second half as a few good opportunities for the tying goal fell just short. The Bulldogs finally broke through in the 65th minute (65:30) when redshirt senior James Grunert, who hails from Muskego, Wis. just outside Milwaukee, punched in a header from Wypych to tie the contest at 2-2. However, the Bulldogs’ advantage did not last long as Milwaukee (1-2) scored the equalizer just under 10 minutes later as Reid Stevenson buried a finish from close range at the 24:25 mark. The Panthers took the lead in the 36th minute (36:32) as Francecsco Saparito scored off a long shot from near the sideline as they led 2-1 at halftime. Preview Photo Gallery Story Links PDF Box Score Next Game: MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Junior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) scored a pair of goals to push the Drake University men’s soccer team past the Milwaukee Panthers, 3-2, Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Milwaukee.last_img read more

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