first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Coming off its road upset at then No. 9 Butler Monday, the Drake University men’s soccer team hosts Illinois-Chicago Friday at the Cownie Soccer Complex. First kick with the Flames is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the match will be shown on ESPN+. Following the game against UIC (2-0-0), Drake (1-1-0) visits UMKC (0-2-0) Sept. 4 with first kick in Kansas City, Mo. set for 7 p.m. Story Links The win over the Butler Bulldogs is the first-ever win over a top-10 opponent in program history and helped the Bulldogs earn a vote in the most recent United Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll. Drake trailed 1-0 late before redshirt senior Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) evened the match in the 80th minute with a strike from 20 yards out. Later in the 87th minute, redshirt sophomore Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.), who transferred from Loyola, went up top and headed in a corner kick from fellow newcomer, redshirt junior Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa), a transfer from Tulsa. Bartlett’s first goal at Drake gave the Bulldogs their highest win over a ranked opponent since the 2009 team beat No. 13 Ohio State, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UIC has victories over Campbell and Providence this season. Max Todd has a team-leading three goals for the Flames. Drake and UIC have played each other seven times with UIC holding a 5-2 advantage, including winning the last meeting in 2016 in Chicago by a score of 3-2. UMKC Live Stats  Print Friendly Version UMKC Live Video UIC Live Stats UMKC has lost to Missouri State and SIUE this season. The Kangaroos will host Oral Roberts Friday night before welcoming the Bulldogs Tuesday night. Drake has dominated the all-time series with the Roos holding a commanding 22-6-2 advantage, including winning the last eight matches. Drake returns to Cownie Sept. 7 to host DePaul with first kick scheduled for 7 p.m. UIC ESPN+ last_img