After posting a 3-2 record to start the season, the Loyola men’s soccer team is heading into Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) play with high expectations.
The Ramblers were picked second out of six teams in the MVC preseason poll by conference coaches and received a first-place vote. They are scheduled to face challenging foes in the form of Drake University, which received one first-place vote, and MVC preseason favorite Missouri State University.
Missouri State is currently undefeated in non-conference play with four wins while only allowing a single goal. Meanwhile, Drake is currently 3-3 through six non-conference games, including a loss to DePaul University — which Loyola beat 4-2 Sept.