first_imgWhile the Bulldogs were outshot 12-5, they were more clinical with their chances, registering a 4-3 advantage in shots on target. Watch Live “Tonight was a good performance and a well-deserved result under some difficult conditions,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “This was a difficult three points to pick up as Evansville battled throughout the game and are a tough team to beat.” at Missouri State 10/13/2019 – 1 PM Junior midfielder Erik Fahner netted the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Junior forward Leroy Enzugusi earned the opportunity after being fouled in the box competing for a header. Preview “We started the game with a great tempo and created very good chances through good link up play and in wide areas via Leroy and Fred Frimpong,” Smith said. “Leroy was dangerous and did very well to earn us the PK early in the first half to give us the lead, and Erik showed great composure in finishing the chance. I was happy with our first half performance as we were dangerous and effective in our gameplan.” “Credit to Evansville as they pressed us more in the second half,” Smith said. “With the weather, it was tougher to play through them, especially with the field conditions. However we did create a couple of very good goal scoring opportunities from wide areas that we should have tucked away to close the game out.” The match counts as official because at least 70 minutes were played. Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over the Evansville Aces on a rainy Wednesday night at Cownie Soccer Complex. The game was called off in the 78th minute due to inclement weather. Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Live Stats The Aces were whistled for 18 fouls and booked for two yellow cards, and their aggression cost them in conceding the penalty. Fahner stepped to the spot, hesitated slightly in his approach to throw off the keeper’s timing, and calmly struck the decisive goal into the lower-left corner of the net. ESPN+ After its early goal, Drake shifted to a defensive approach for the remainder of the match. The Aces applied pressure in the second half with nine shots, but sophomore goalkeeper Luke Anderson was a stonewall in net with three saves. Anderson and the Bulldogs earned their fifth shutout in their last seven outings, and they have allowed only three goals in that span. Story Links Photo Gallery Drake (6-5, 3-2 MVC) has won five of its last seven matches. The Bulldogs will look to build on their string of success at No. 14 Missouri State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more