9.13.09 | Men’s Soccer
No. 8 Baker takes down Southern Nazarene to stay undefeated
The Baker men’s soccer team continues to dazzle early on in their 2009 campaign. On Saturday afternoon the men traveled to Olathe, KS to play a neutral site game against Southern Nazarene University.
The squad rose to the challenge yet again earning a 2-1 victory in overtime to remain undefeated on the season.
10 minutes into the 2nd half Kome Okiomah scored the first goal of the game giving Baker the 1-0 lead. Southern Nazarene quickly responded 10 minutes later when they tied the game up 1-1.
With time ticking away in overtime, Odaine Sinclair challenged a bouncing ball at the top of SNU’s box and got the ball to Ethan Bauer for the open net goal to capture the 2-1 victory.
Baker will be back in action next weekend when they take on Oklahoma Christian University.
9.11.09 | Men's Soccer
No. 8 Baker takes down No. 23 Vanguard University
Vanguard opened up the scoring late in the 1st half when they were awarded a penalty kick, on what seemed to be a questionable call. Baker quickly responded less than two minutes later when Matt Germain scored on header from Kome Okiomah. Just before going into half Baker stuck again on a deflected ball that ended up in front of Clay Stanger giving Baker the 2-1 lead. From that point on, Baker didn't look back. Goalkeeper Alex Burton made 6 saves and remains undefeated on the season. "Today was a good day all around for Baker, I am hoping when we get back to Liston Stadium next week we will get some more fan support," stated Coach Houser. Baker will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they travel to Olathe, KS to face Southern Nazarene University. View game photos here
9.10.09 | Men's Soccer
Baker jumps in recent NAIA Top 25 poll
Despite a tie in their recent road contest against No. 23 McKendree University, Baker University continues to move up in the national rankings. Baker sits at 2-0-1 on the season and ranks No. 8 nationally with 474 points.
Goalkeeper Alex Burton (pictured) has recorded a shutout in every contest this season. Burton has made 11 saves on the season, averaging 3.7 per game. The Wildcats will be back in action this Friday when they take on No. 19 Vanguard University (2-1-0) at 5:15 p.m. at North Park in Baldwin City. View the full NAIA Poll here.
9.5.09 | Men's Soccer Wildcats stay undefeated
Matt Germain got things started for the Baker Wildcats netting his first goal of the season on Saturday just 10 minutes into play. Shortly thereafter freshman Nick Aguilar scored the first goal of his college career, helping 12th-ranked Baker improve their overall season record to 2-0.
"We battled hard for the first 25 minutes and put the pressure on, which ended up creating some opportunities for us," stated Coach Houser. Late in the game Kome Okiomah was credited with his second goal of the season en route to the 3-0 shutout victory. Goalkeeper Alex Burton made two saves in the contest for his second straight shutout of the year.
Baker will be back in action Sunday afternoon when they face No. 23 McKendree College.
Men's Soccer wins season opener
Kome Okiomah (pictured) scored the lone goal in the WIldcats' season opener at Morningside College on Sunday. Ten minutes into the second half Okiomah was set up by an assist from Luke Haidarovic, lifting the No. 12 Wildcats to their first victory of 2009.
Baker outshot the Mustings 19-5 in the contest.
Baker goalkeeper Alex Burton made three saves in the contest to earn the shutout.
Men's Soccer ranked No. 12 nationally
The finale of Baker's 2008 men's soccer season is still fresh in the minds of the players and fans who traveled to the NAIA National Tournament in Fresno, Calif. While players and fans are looking for a way to erase the bitterness of the loss to No. 11 Westmont in a 1-0 shutout, Head Coach Nate Houser is in no hurry to erase that memory. In fact, he wants his players to remember it and use it as motivation.