Newman, which will be opening its season Sunday against the Panthers, defeated Drury 3-2 in Wichita, Kan., last season. The Jets, who finished 6-10-4 last season, have been picked for sixth in the Heartland Conference preseason poll.
Drury’s victory at Truman State in their debut under head coach Ryan Swan on Friday included goals by Jake Allison, Andrew Bordelon, Ben Taylor and Micah Whorton. Junior keeper Stephen Conner was credited with four saves for the Panthers, who scored a pair of goals in each half against the Bulldogs.
Sunday’s match will also be the first soccer contest carried live through Stretch Internet, with the play-by-play audio to be called by John Miller. DU fans can sign up for Stretch Internet’s free broadcasts by clicking on the link on the main athletics page at www.drurypanthers.com.