first_imgOmaha plays a defensive style that bends but doesn’t break, then looks for opportunities on the counterattack. Despite being outshot 127-62 and allowing a corner kick deficit of 57-22, Omaha has conceded just nine goals this season. Story Links Live Stream DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team hosts Omaha at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs were victorious against Western Illinois in their last outing, earning a 1-0 result in Macomb. Redshirt senior Vanessa Kavan notched her first goal of the season in the 59th minute off an assist by Libby Helverson. Kavan and Helverson are tied for team-highs in goals (one), assists (two), and points (four). The Mavericks bring a 1-6-1 record to town having lost five games in a row, all by a score of 1-0. They were picked to finish fourth in the Summit League after reaching the conference tournament for the first time and finishing with an 8-11-2 record in 2018. Tuesday will be the seventh all-time meeting between Drake and Omaha. The series is knotted 3-3-0 with the Mavericks having won in Omaha, 2-1, in 2018. Allison Walls scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the last meeting, with Cassie Rohan registering the assist.center_img Sophomore midfielder Amanda Rapaduski is extremely aggressive for the Mavericks, as her team-high 16 shots are 11 more than the next highest player. Rapaduski has netted one goal this season. Live Stats Jaden Thiem, a senior midfielder, is tied for the team lead with one goal and one assist on the year, and her three points represent a team best. She scored the game-winner in Omaha’s double-overtime victory at Northern Iowa earlier this season. Scouting Omaha Andrea Daves, a junior midfielder, was selected as a player to watch in the Summit League after leading the Mavericks with six assists in 2018. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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