The Baker Orange

Men’s soccer falls in tourney final

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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 28, 2015

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...

Men’s soccer dominates Evangel 12-0

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

The men’s soccer team won its third consecutive game by defeating Evangel 12-0 Wednesday night at Liston Stadium behind hat tricks from sophomore Blake Levine and freshman Joe Houlihan. This was the first time the men played with their new No. 10 national ranking in the first regular-season NAIA Coaches’...

Men’s soccer suffers winless week

Men’s soccer suffers winless week

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 12, 2015

The men’s soccer team proved to be human this past week with a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night at Park and its first loss Friday night at home to Doane College 1-0. The men won their first five games of the season and the first four without conceding a goal. On Wednesday night, Baker got off to a strong...

Men’s soccer remains undefeated at 5-0

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

September 7, 2015

The men's soccer team extended its winning streak to five games after a 2-0 win over Goshen and a 3-2 victory in overtime over Holy Cross on Saturday. The team played both games in Goshen, Indiana. The Wildcats began their scoring on Saturday in the 32nd minute against Goshen with a goal from junior...

Men’s soccer opens season with three victories

Men’s soccer opens season with three victories

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 30, 2015

A double overtime win against Midland University on Saturday in Fremont, Nebraska marked the Wildcats’ third straight shutout win to start the 2015 season. This is the first time since 2011 that the team has started the season with three shutout victories. At the end of regulation, the game remained...

2015 men’s soccer preview

2015 men’s soccer preview

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015

Overview The Wildcats are the two-time reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament champions. Winning the tournament last season gave the team an automatic bid into the 2014 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament. The Wildcats had a lot to overcome in the Heart Conference...