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2016 men’s soccer preview

2016 men’s soccer preview

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Overview 2015 proved to be a dominating season for the Baker men’s soccer team, which finished 18-4-1 overall and captured the 2015 Heart championship with a record of 9-1. The Wildcats will be returning at least 10 regulars with championship experience. The squad will see some new opponents th...

Didic strives to go pro

Didic strives to go pro

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

On Dec. 1, Amer Didic stepped on the soccer field at Delray Beach, Florida, as team captain for the Baker University men’s soccer team. This would be the senior’s last collegiate game. The Wildcats lost 2-0 against Columbia, Missouri, sending Didic and his teammates on a solemn plane ride back home. For...

Men’s soccer season ends in national tournament

Men’s soccer season ends in national tournament

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

A first-round home win in the NAIA national tournament sent the third-seeded men's soccer team to Delray Beach, Florida, to face No. 14 Columbia, which entered the game with a record of 18-3-0. Columbia’s Zachary Felz put the Cougars up 1-0 over the ‘Cats going into halftime. Quickly into the...

Men’s soccer advances to second round

Men’s soccer advances to second round

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
November 22, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Men’s soccer wrapped up a three-win Saturday for Baker University athletic teams at Liston Stadium with a 2-0 victory over Wiley College in the opening round of the NAIA national tournament. Baker and Wiley remained scoreless after the first half of play. In the 55th minute of the game, senior Amer...

Didic is the ‘thermostat’ for men’s soccer

Didic is the ‘thermostat’ for men’s soccer

Story by Madison
November 17, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Under the lights, he steps on the field and cracks jokes with his teammates. He sprints around cones, jumps several times and then kicks the ball around with his teammates. Just before the start of the game, he takes his last sip of Red Bull, and that’s when senior Amer Didic knows he is ready to play. “Amer...

Men’s soccer falls in tourney final

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

In a battle of two of the top five teams in the NAIA, No. 5 Missouri Valley knocked off No. 3 Baker 2-1 in double overtime Friday night to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament championship at Liston Stadium. The Vikings will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA tournament and Baker...

Men’s soccer set for conference finals

Men’s soccer set for conference finals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team fought hard for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Grand View Vikings Tuesday night in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. A late Baker goal propelled the Wildcats into the Heart title game for the third straight season. The No. 3 Wildcats came into...

‘Cats capture Heart title in men’s soccer

‘Cats capture Heart title in men’s soccer

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
November 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The men will host throughout the Heart tournament. They open up the postseason with William Penn at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at Liston Stadium The No. 7 men’s soccer team secured first place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and ended the regular season with a 4-0 win over William Penn...

Men’s soccer loses first conference match

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer
October 26, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The No. 4 men’s soccer team saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end Saturday in the NAIA Game of the Week against No. 7 ranked Missouri Valley College. This loss drops the Wildcats to 13-2-1 overall and 7-1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker couldn’t generate offense...

Men’s soccer stays perfect in conference play

Men’s soccer stays perfect in conference play

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
October 20, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The No. 4 Wildcats defeated Heart of America Athletic Conference opponents Avila 1-0 and Graceland 2-0, bringing their overall record to 13-1-1 and their Heart record a perfect 7-0. Baker controlled possession for the majority of the Graceland game, allowing Graceland only one shot on goal. Heart...

No. 5 men’s soccer wins OT thriller

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Senior Amer Didic and the men’s soccer team celebrated in style after a 1-0 double overtime conference win over Benedictine College Wednesday at Liston Stadium. This puts the team at 10-1-1 and 4-0-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In the 107th minute, Benedictine had a handball in...

Men’s soccer cruises past Culver-Stockton

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer
September 29, 2015
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team posted a 7-3 victory on Saturday at Culver-Stockton College. This was the first time these two teams have met since the 2014 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The No. 10 ranked Wildcats moved to 9-1-1 overall and 3-0 in the Heart of America Athletic...