The top-seeded Missouri State men’s soccer team (9-7-2, 5-1-0 MVC) played its way into the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference championship match with a 2-0 shutout of Drake at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb., on Friday afternoon. With their second win in as many games over the Bulldogs, the Bears will now face No. 2-seed Creighton for the MVC title on Sunday at 1:06 p.m.
Missouri State has advanced to the finals five times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2011). The Bears will be looking for their first win in four title tries against the Bluejays. In 1999, Missouri State was crowned MVC Tournament champion with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bradley.
1:00 pm – Missouri Valley Championship CREIGHTON vs MISSOURI STATE – Fox Midwest/ESPN3
I’m rooting for Missouri State today. Creighton’s a lock for the NCAA, with an RPI of #1, so a Bear’s win gets the Missouri Valley two teams again this year (Bradley and Creighton last year).