Can Drake women’s soccer end dream season in NCAA tournament?

The Bulldogs are on tempo to submit the most effective profitable share in program historical past and have one final likelihood to enhance on a 7-1-1 report at Cownie with an Oct. 26 house match in opposition to Loyola at Four p.m.

Even although their 79th-ranked RPI is the most effective amongst Iowa’s Division I soccer applications and simply tops in the MVC, they’ll want no less than two wins on the match to realize their NCAA objectives.

“It’s an attitude, just being more consistent throughout each and every game and each and every practice,” Rodgers stated. “I feel like in the past, sometimes we’d go through the motions during practice and expect to play well. We’ve been competitive throughout the process this year.”

Drake picked up its solely different NCAA match berth in 2006 below head coach Corbin Stone. No women’s soccer squad in Iowa has certified for the 64-team discipline because the Hawkeyes superior in 2013.

The Bulldogs suppose they’ve the staff to complete their dream season.

“It’s possible every season to get to that position,” Wanninger stated. “It’s a matter of who’s going to indicate up on sure days in The Valley. You can see that with loopy outcomes and standings yearly.

“Luckily, it hasn’t been that manner with this staff.”

Drake travels to tackle Illinois State on Sunday at 2 p.m.


How Iowa’s 4 Division I women’s soccer have fared this season, with their present RPI, general report (wins-losses-draws) and convention report.

Team                    RPI         Record  Conf.

Drake                   79           11-Three-2   Four-Zero-1

Iowa                     93           Eight-6-2     Three-Four-2

Northern Iowa  114        11-Three-1   Three-2-Zero

Iowa State          182        2-12-2   Zero-6-1