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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...

Men’s soccer falls in opening round

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 24, 2014

The magical run for the Baker men’s soccer team came to an end Saturday with a 4-1 loss at the University of Rio Grande in the first round of the NAIA national tournament. The top-seeded Red Storm dominated the Heart of America Athletic Conference champions as its attack and defense proved to be too...

BU wins HAAC tournament, advances to nationals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 17, 2014

After coming out on top of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament, the men's soccer team earned an automatic bid into the 2014 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament. The Wildcats will take on the No. 1 ranked University of Rio Grande in the opening round. The six...

Men’s soccer advances to championship

Men’s soccer advances to championship

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 12, 2014

The sixth-seeded men’s soccer team came out victorious in the semifinal round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament with a 2-1 win over the third-seeded MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers on Wednesday in Olathe. For the second straight season, the Wildcats knocked the Pioneers...

Men’s soccer advances to semifinals

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

November 10, 2014

The Baker University men’s soccer team defeated Graceland 2-1 in the HAAC Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday Nov. 8, in Lamoni, Iowa. This win sends the ‘Cats to face their rival in Olathe, the Mid-America Nazarene Pioneers, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday for semifinals. Third-seeded Graceland...

Men’s soccer wins on senior night

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 3, 2014

The men’s soccer team defeated Central Methodist University, 4-1, Saturday night at home. Baker's record improves to 6-8-3 overall and 2-3-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. It was senior night at Liston Stadium for the team’s lone senior and captain Preston Phillips. Baker got...

Men’s soccer draws in overtime

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 27, 2014

The men’s soccer team was 29 seconds from losing back-to-back games until freshman Alec Feist scored the equalizer to force overtime last Friday afternoon at Avila. After 20 minutes of extra time, the game resulted in a draw, 1-1. The Wildcats trailed the entire second half after Avila’s senior...

Men’s soccer falls to Graceland

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 19, 2014

The men's soccer team fell at Graceland University to the Yellowjackets on Saturday, 2-1. The men took on a Graceland team that sat at the bottom of the Heart of America at 2-10-1 coming into the game. The Yellowjackets had also yet to win in the conference. Graceland took the momentum immediately...

Soccer teams take on conference rival

Soccer teams take on conference rival

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

October 15, 2014

The Baker University women’s soccer team defeated the Mid-America Nazarene University Pioneers 1-0 on Tuesday at Liston Stadium. This victory puts the Wildcats at 8-5 on the year and 1-2 in the HAAC. “We came out ready to fight for the win,” senior midfielder Alexa Fryer said. “The fact that...

Soccer splits with Culver-Stockton

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

October 14, 2014

The Baker University men’s soccer team prevailed over Culver-Stockton College on Saturday with a 2-0 score to improve its record to 5-6-1 on the year and 1-1 in conference play. The Baker men scored their first goal in the 30th minute when junior defender Amer Didic put in a header off a corner...

Soccer teams fall in conference openers

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

October 6, 2014

The men's and women's soccer teams were defeated by Benedictine College at the start of Heart of America Athletic Conference play on Saturday in Atchison. An early loss The women’s soccer team fell to Benedictine 3-0 on Saturday in Atchison. This loss breaks Baker's three-game win streak and d...

Men’s soccer wins fourth straight in extra time

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 26, 2014

The men’s soccer team won a thriller against Ottawa University in extra time, 4-3. Amer Didic scored his third game-winning goal of the season for the Wildcats as the team's record moved to 4-4-1 with its fourth consecutive win. Amir Didic (5) receives congratulations from his teammates after scoring...