Pair Of Bulldogs Earn MVC Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards

first_imgStory Links Western Illinois Live Stats Drake, who moved one spot to ninth in the latest NSCAA Great Lakes regional poll announced Tuesday, hosts Western Illinois Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Cownie Soccer Complex. First kick is scheduled for 7 p.m. South Dakota State Live Video This is the second career MVC Goalkeeper of the Week award for Morris and the first MVC Offensive Player of the Week award for Wanninger. This is the third consecutive week two Bulldogs have won MVC player awards in the same week and the seventh weekly award for the team. Western Illinois is 1-4-1 this season after battling to a scoreless draw with North Dakota on Sept. 9. The Bulldogs and the Leathernecks have met nine times with Drake holding a slight edge in the series at 5-4. Wanninger was outstanding at the Navy Invitational. In Drake’s 2-0 win over Navy Friday, she scored a first-half goal and followed that with another first-half goal in Sunday’s win over Towson. She has two goals and two assists this season. Morris started in Drake’s 3-0 win over Towson Sunday at the Navy Invitational. She had six saves as the Bulldogs recorded their sixth shutout of the season. As a team, Drake has allowed just one goal this season for a goals-against average of .138, which ranks second in the nation. Morris has played 425 minutes, recorded 20 saves and tallied three shutouts. South Dakota State Live Stats ST. LOUIS – Junior Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s soccer team was named Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week while junior Rachel Wanninger (Johnston, Iowa) was named MVC Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, Sept. 13. Following Wednesday nights home match, Drake travels to Brookings, S.D., to play South Dakota State on Sept. 18. The Jackrabbits are 3-4-1 this season after their 4-0 win over Green Bay on Sept. 11 and will host UMKC Sept. 16 before the Bulldogs visit for a 1 p.m. game. SDSU leads the all-time series against Drake with a 6-5 edge, including a 2-1 victory in Des Moines last season. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more