12.10.09 | Men's Soccer
Griffin and Haidarovic named NSCAA All-Region
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Two Baker men's soccer players have been named to the 2009 NSCAA All-Plains Region Team.
Junior Matt Griffin, Olathe, Kan., and senior Luke Haidarovic, Wolverhampton, England, represented the Wildcats.
Griffin was also named to the 2009 Adidas-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics third team, as selected by the NAIA Soccer All-America Selection Committee. Griffin, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the year, led the Wildcats' defense all season.
Senior Luke Haidarovic was also named first team All-Conference last month. Haidarovic led the Wildcats with nine goals this past season.
11.9.09 | Men's Soccer
Lindenwood shocks No. 17 Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The weather was just as miserable as the outcome on Monday evening at Liston Stadium. After 33 scoreless minutes of play and a nearly two-hour delay because of lightning, the game resumed.
The score remained tied heading into the shortened halftime. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Lindenwood delivered what would be the game-winning goal on a free kick from Robin Rundstrom.
Baker had some chances. Kome Okiomah set up two crosses that the Wildcats were unable to capitalize on late in the second half.
Baker is now in the hands of the NAIA voting next week when the national playoff selections are announced.
With the win, Lindenwood improved its overall season record to 8-9-2 heading into Wednesday's showdown with No. 1 seed Benedictine College. View box score here.
11.9.09 | Men's Soccer
HAAC title quest begins tonight for men's soccer
Baldwin City, Kan. — The No. 17 Baker men's soccer team will begin their quest for back-to-back HAAC Championships tonight when they take on Lindenwood University (7-9-2, 5-3-1) at 7 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats hold an 11-2-5 overall record and 4-1-4 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
11.5.09 | Men's Soccer
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced its 2009 All-Conference selections on Wednesday evening. Baker didn't disappoint. Matt Germain, Luke Haidarovic and Matt Griffin were named to the first team.
Kome Okiomah was named All-HAAC second team, while goalkeeper Alex Burton and Laethe Hamil were named to the third team.
Matt Griffin (pictured) was also named HAAC Defensive Player of the Year. "He is the best center back in the league. He wins everything in the air," stated head coach Nate Houser.
Baker will be back in action Monday when they host Graceland University in the first round of the HAAC playoffs at 7 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
10.30.09 | Men's Soccer
Haidarovic nets hat trick on Senior Night
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – No. 16 Baker got back on track Tuesday evening when they faced the reeling Culver-Stockton Wildcats.
Senior Luke Haidarovic (pictured) scored the first three goals of the game netting his first hat trick of the season on senior night.
Steven Stuart chipped in two goals, one late in the first half, and one early in the second.
Matt Germain and Nick Aguilar rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats as they went on to roll 7-0.
Goalkeeper Alex Burton recorded his seventh shutout of the season as the No. 16 Wildcats improved to 11-2-4 overall and 4-1-3 in the HAAC.
Baker will be back in action Tuesday evening when they face conference rival Graceland University at 7:30 p.m. in the season finale. View the full box score here.
10.27.09 | Men's Soccer
UMKC takes down Baker
KANSAS CITY, MO. - The No. 16 Baker Wildcats of the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference traveled to UMKC on Tuesday evening to take on the 5-7-2 Kangaroos of the NCAA Summit League for a NAIA/NCAA nonconference showdown
UMKC got on the scoreboard first 14 minutes into the first half when David Sarabia received a pass from John Bayron Sosa and shot the ball past goalkeeper Alex Burton into the lower-left corner of the net from 20 yards out.