The new league format begins on Sept. 21 when Bradley visits Cownie. The schedule features eight additional league matches before the regular season finale against Missouri State on Nov. 9 at home. The 2019 MVC Tournament will be hosted by Loyola from Nov. 12-17. Drake will prepare for the regular season with three home exhibition matches against, Hastings College (Aug. 16), Drury (Aug. 20) and Iowa Western (Aug. 25). Print Friendly Version 2019 Schedule Drake opens the regular season at Oral Roberts on Aug. 30 before it hosts back-to-back home matches at the Cownie Soccer Complex against Milwaukee on Sept. 2 and against UNLV on Sept 6. The Bulldogs’ non-conference schedule finishes with a pair of road games in Illinois, at DePaul on Sept. 9 and at Western Illinois on Sept. 17, sandwiched around a home contest against UMKC on Sept. 14. Story Links “We’re very excited about the new format this year with the double round-robin within our conference league play,” said Smith. “The MVC is a very tough conference with a strong history of performing well in the NCAA Tournament. Going head-to-head with our conference opponents twice is going be great preparation for our postseason MVC tournament. These matchups will help us to be battled tested for tournament play. Our non-conference will present some great competition against very good teams from the Big EAST, WAC, Horizon and Summit. We’re excited to host UNLV this year at home for the first time in the program’s history. They’re an excellent team building on a very good season last year and we are excited to bring high level competition to Des Moines.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer program released its 2019 schedule, head coach Gareth Smith, announced Tuesday, June 25. Drake will prepare for the 2019 campaign with three preseason exhibition contests before it plays 16 regular season matches, including 10 Missouri Valley Conference games. The league schedule is new this year as each Valley team will play a double round-robin, home-and-away slate against league foes.