Baker soccer team loses nationals 1-0

Story by Kyle Davis

Playing on a wet field due to fog in Fresno, Calif., Westmont College was able to advance with a win over Baker University in the second round of the NAIA Soccer National Championship.

Baker lost to Westmont 1-0 with the lone goal being a header from Dan Sargent just 7:41 into the match.

Baker and Westmont both had 15 shots in the match, with four of Baker’s shots being shots on goal and six shots on goal by Westmont. Junior Kome Okiomah led the team with four shots and one shot on goal.

Sophomore Alex Burton recorded five saves in the match.

Although the outcome wasn’t what the team would have liked, the Wildcats had a historic season. After becoming the Heart of America Athletic Conference Champions, the Wildcats won their first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Soccer National Championship game in school history with a win over Park University Nov. 22.

Baker finished with a record of 16-7-2.