Men’s Soccer Battles Hastings College to a 1-1 draw in first exhibition

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team battled Hastings College to a 1-1 draw Friday, Aug. 16 at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Junior Erik Fahner (Omaha, Neb.) scored Drake’s goal in its first preseason match of 2019. The Bulldogs host Iowa Western Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Cownie in the team’s second preseason contest. Print Friendly Version “This was a great exhibition game against a very good Hastings team who defending in a well-organized deeper block,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “Our focus for pre-season has been on our organizational structure and shape and we showed throughout the game that we are making great progress in this area. We dominated the game in possession and recovered the ball with a positive and aggressive mentality. From an attacking perspective, we created a number of chances but need to polish up and be more clinical in the box. It was pleasing to see several of our incoming freshman play and give them a taste of college soccer at this level.”last_img