COUVA, Trinidad (CMC):Windward Islands Volcanoes cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the final day of their final round game of the Regional four-day championship at the National Cricket Centre here yesterday.Volcanoes ended their season on a high as they rode a century stand between opener Tyrone Theophile and middle-order batsman Sunil Ambris after losing three wickets before lunch.Chasing a victory target of 166, Windwards, resuming from their overnight score of eight without loss, coasted to 169 for three by midafternoon as the curtains came down on a long four-day season.Theophile spearheaded the chase with a powerful knock of 83 not out, while Ambris was unbeaten on 54.Volcanoes stumbled on the chase, slipping to 68 for the loss of three wickets, including the prolific opener Devon Smith for four.However, Theophile and Ambris started their partnership before lunch and managed to pull Volcanoes back on course and improve their position to 113 by the break, reaching 57 and 25, respectively.Theophile batted through the innings, clobbering 10 fours and a six, while Ambris counted 10 boundaries in his unbeaten innings.Earlier, Theophile dominated a second-wicket stand of 48 with Jerlani Robinson, who scored 19.Volcanoes picked up 17 points for their win, but they were not sufficient to surpass Red Force in the final points standings.Volcanoes closed the season on 64 points in fifth position, below Red Force, whose four points from the match took them to 81 points and fourth position on the table..
Prior to the home finale, Drake honored its 2018 senior class of Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) and Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) as well as student assistant coach Andrew Blalock. “A very competitive game against a very well-organized Missouri State team,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “While we would have liked to have gone on and won the game in the end it is a hard-earned point against a good team.” Next Game: Preview Drake managed to take just five shots with just two on goal. Ciszewski had a pair of shots, one on target while Enna had one shot on target. Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team and Missouri State battled to a scoreless draw Saturday night in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster Live Stats ESPN3 Story Links Drake (6-5-3, 1-2-2 MVC) and Missouri State (8-1-5, 2-1-2 MVC) settled for the eighth draw in the all-time series between the longtime rivals, and the second consecutive draw after the same outcome in last season’s finale. Junior goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario), the top keeper in the MVC, was sensational in goal, making 10 saves. Brown kept the league-leading scorer Josh Dolling, off the board as Dolling took seven shots with five on target. As a team, MSU outshot Drake, 14-5. “We want to thank all of our seniors (Paul, Steven, Nic, Alex, Ryan and Andrew) for their service and impact on our program,” Smith said. “They have been a joy to work with and will go to do great things!” PDF Box Score “Credit to Missouri State as they are always very disciplined with good numbers behind the ball,” Smith said. “This made it difficult for us to break them down in open play. Tonight, their pressing arrived a little quicker than than our support play and outlets which made it difficult for to break lines and play through the thirds of the field. We started the game well and tried to build patiently, but they made it tough as they showed a very high work rate and the surface wasn’t conducive for retaining possession for long phases. Overall, we were pleased with our applications as well as our defensive organization, but need to improve in our attacking in the middle to final third.” The Bulldogs close the regular season at Valparaiso next Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. A Drake win or tie secures a spot in the 2018 MVC Championship, Nov. 7-9-11 in Evansville, Ind., where the top six teams qualify. If Drake loses and Bradley defeats Evansville, the Purple Aces claim the final spot and the Bulldogs will be left out of the field. A loss by Bradley will also secure a spot for Drake. Evansville has the tiebreaker over Drake with its win Oc. 13. A win by Missouri State in its final match versus Central Arkansas would give the MSU Bears a share of the MVC title with Loyola. A win by UCA Bears would give them the title in their final season in the Valley. Loyola has completed its MVC slate of games. Print Friendly Version at Valparaiso 11/3/2018 – 7 p.m.