DU men’s soccer opens preseason schedule Saturday with exhibition at St. Louis City FC U-20; regular season starts Aug. 26 vs. Upper Iowa

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury men’s soccer team will open the 2022 season with an exhibition game on Saturday against the St. Louis City FC Under-20 squad. St. Louis City FC is a Major League Soccer expansion team that will open play in the spring of 2023, and the Panthers will take on their Under-20 developmental team. The game will take place at the Creve Coeur Soccer Complex in Maryland Heights, Missouri, at 6 pm.
 
Drury will host Neosho County Community College in an exhibition game at Lake Country Soccer Complex on Aug. 16 at 3 pm, and will wrap up the preseason against Harding on Aug. 20 at 4 pm at Harrison Stadium.
 
The Panthers start the regular season on Aug. 26 when they face Upper Iowa at the Lake Country Soccer Complex at 7:30 pm.
 
Drury will open their Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule on Sept. 11 at Quincy. The GLVC has three teams in the NCAA-II preseason top 25. Indianapolis is ranked fourth in the nation, Illinois Springfield is ranked 16th, and Maryville is 25th in the preseason poll. The Panthers face Maryville on Oct. 7 at home, are at UIndy on Oct. 14, and will host UIS on Oct. 21.
 
The GLVC tournament starts on Oct. 30 on campus site, with the league semifinals and championship game taking place in East Peoria, Illinois, on Nov. 6. The NCAA-II Tournament starts on Nov. 10 at regional campus sites and concludes with the semifinals and finals Dec. 1-3 in Seattle, Washington.
 
Drury returns 13 lettermen from a team that went 8-7-4, 7-3-4 in the GLVC, and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament. Head coach Ben Taylor returns for his sixth year leading the program. 
 
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