Women’s Soccer Opens MVC Tournament Against UNI on Friday

first_imgNo. 4 UNI (13-4-1) advanced to the semifinals with a 1-0 victory over No. 5 Illinois State in a quarterfinal match Sunday. Junior Kelsey Yarrow scored a first-half goal for the Panthers as they defeated the league’s preseason favorites. UNI is trying to advance to the championship game for the first time in school history. As the MVC regular season champions, Drake (13-3-2) earned the No. 1 seed, as it vies to win its second-ever MVC Tournament title and earn the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. For the fifth time in program history, the Bulldogs went undefeated in conference play with a 6-0-1 record this year, to claim their sixth MVC regular season title. The 2006 team won the MVC Tournament and earned the program’s lone berth to the NCAA Tournament. The 2006 team is the only Drake team to play in a MVC championship game. The winner between Drake and UNI advances to Sunday’s title game at 1 p.m., where they will play either No. 2 Missouri State or No. 3 Loyola. Those teams will play each other Friday night at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs battled the Bears to a 0-0 draw on Oct. 17 in Springfield and defeated the Ramblers, 1-0, in the regular season finale on Oct. 26 in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake and UNI met Oct. 10 in Des Moines as the Bulldogs held on for a 2-1 win. The two teams have played 16 games all-time with the Bulldogs holding a 9-4-3 advantage, but this will be first meeting between the teams in the MVC Tournament.center_img SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s soccer team plays UNI in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The annual tournament is hosted by Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. Friday’s match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – DONEGAL GOES GAA GAA FOR SAM

first_imgMinor star Lorcan Connors takes a ‘Selfie for Sam’ at Loreto Milford, ahead of Sunday’s clash with Kerry.Donegal has gone GAA GAA for Sam, the county is awash with colour and excitement ahead of the All-Ireland Senior and Minor finals against Kerry at Croke Park on Sunday.Above are a selection of fantastic snaps, portraying the excitement being felt all over the county ahead of Sunday’s double header with Kerry. Below is a poem sent into us by Roisin Kelly called On The Road, which captures the mood in Donegal at the moment.On The RoadWe’re all on the road to Dublin once againTo take Uncle Sam home after winning the game Along the way we met a lot of tricky boysWho talked and ranted all they made was noiseThe biggest and best thrill that we had to dateWas beating the Dubs at their own front gateThe thought they had us right from the very startBut then they discovered they weren’t so smart It wasn’t so easy getting two teams this farAnd it’s not over yet we have still Kerry to scarWith Declan and Jim’s boys really doing us so proudLet’s get behind them and shout out loud Let’s hope on Sunday when it’s all over and doneThe whole of Ireland knows Donegal is number oneUP DONEGALPICTURE SPECIAL – DONEGAL GOES GAA GAA FOR SAM was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA GAAnewspicture specialSportlast_img read more