UE men’s soccer travels to Bowling Green to continue MVC play

The Purple Aces will play at Cochrane Stadium for the first time on Saturday
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The University of Evansville men’s soccer will make its way to Bowling Green for the first time since 1986.
UE picked up its first MVC win of the season on Saturday against Northern Illinois in the team’s first meeting since 2017. Along with being their first Valley win of the year, it was the Aces first win at home in the month of September. Over the month at Arad McCutchan Stadium, Evansville was 1-1-1 against NIU, Louisville, and Lindenwood. UE’s last win at McCutchan Stadium came against Cal State Fullerton on August 27th.

The Aces posted their second shutout of the season against Northern Illinois. Graduate goalkeeper Jacob Madden made two saves in the effort while facing nine total shots for the 13th clean sheet of his career. Evansville’s other shutout of the season came against Southern Indiana also with Madden in goal. Saturday’s game was also a career effort for senior defender and captain Tobias Bak. Bak set a career high in shots with three against NIU, including two on goal.

UE will face Bowling Green for the first time in eight years on Saturday and will be on campus for the first time in 37 years. The two teams regularly played in the 1980s, but the series’ consistency ended when the Purple Aces moved to a full-time Midwestern Collegiate conference schedule in 1989. Evansville holds the series advantage going into the weekend with 10 wins and only three losses including their last meeting in 2015.

The Falcons come into tomorrow’s game with a 4-3-1 record overall and a 1-1 MVC record. Bowling Green earned their first ever Valley win last weekend in a 3-1 decision against Bradley. Sophomore forward Trace Terry leads the team on offense with seven points including two goals and three assists. In goal the Falcons rely on senior Brenden Graves who has started in goal in BGSU’s past 31 games for a total of 2,810 minutes.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on WBGU-TV in Bowling Green and will be live streamed on YouTube. Live stats for the game can also be found on Bowling Green’s website.