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11.19.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker advances to round of 16 with 2-0 victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan

Alabama Bound

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed back to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships final round of 16 after knocking off Oklahoma Wesleyan 2-0 Saturday evening.

Donny George put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 20th minute off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes to give the Wildcats and early edge.

“Getting that first goal for us was huge,” said head coach Nate Houser. “We hadn’t had a lead early like that in a few games and I think we got back to who we are and what we’re about.”

11.21.11 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats survive overtime scare at Ottawa with 79-77 victory

Basketball

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team improved to 7-2 on the season with another cardiac victory on Monday evening at Ottawa University.

Baker (7-2) had a seven-point lead heading into the break, but Ottawa managed to slowly battle back in the second half to even the score at 69-69.

With 10.2 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Baker held a 79-77 advantage, but committed a costly turnover, giving the ball back to the Braves.

11.22.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestlers kick-off grueling weekend against top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes

Hawkeye Carver

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Baker head wrestling coach Jimmy May emphasized pride, honor and tradition with his team this past week in practice. The reason? The Baker University wrestling team, in just its third season of existence will face one of the top programs in the history of NCAA Division I sports on Friday afternoon: The Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Iowa City Wrestling Duals are one of the most elite competitions the young Wildcat wrestling team will participate in this season according to coach May.

11.27.11 | Women's Soccer

Baker women set for final site rematch with Martin Methodist

Women's Sweet 16

DECATUR, Ala. – A familiar foe awaits the Baker women’s soccer team as they prepare to face fourth-seeded Martin Methodist (Tenn.) for the second consecutive season at the final site of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships.

No. 13 Baker (14-3-1) defeated unseeded Bellevue (Neb.) 2-1 in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on the campus of Baker University Nov. 19.

11.27.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker men face Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) in first final site game since 2008

Baker Men Sweet 16

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker University men’s soccer team returns to the final round site of 16 teams for the first time since 2008. Third-ranked Baker (18-1-1) will square off with unseeded Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) at 5 p.m., CST Nov. 28 from the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

“We’ve got a chance to showcase what we’re all about now on the national stage,” said head coach Nate Houser. “This is something the guys have been striving to get back to since our last appearance in 2008.”

11.28.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker knocks off Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) in overtime, 1-0

Elite Eight

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed to the final round of eight teams for the first time in school history after knocking off Hutson-Tillotson 1-0 on Monday afternoon.

After playing scoreless in regulation, junior Nate Byarly received a ball off a set piece header from Donny George to lift Baker to its first-ever NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship round of eight game.

11.28.11 | Women's Soccer

Ukena and Dupes lift Baker past Martin Methodist, 1-0

Baker advances again

DECATUR, Ala. – The 13th-seeded Baker women’s soccer team is headed back to the NAIA final round of eight after knocking off Martin Methodist University, 1-0 for the second consecutive season in the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship.

In a game that saw rain, wind, and snow, the Baker women never flinched.

The Wildcats took a 0-0 tie into the break after being outshot by the Red Hawks 4-3. Goalkeeper Maggie Dupes made two key saves on point blank chances by Mor Efraim, but the momentum never seemed to shift.

11.29.11 | Soccer

Baker soccer teams set for NAIA Elite Eight showdowns

Elite Eight Showdowns

DECATUR, Ala. – The Baker University women’s soccer team will have a chance at advancing to its second consecutive NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Semifinal on Wednesday afternoon when they face-off with Point Loma Nazarene at 4 p.m. CST from the Jack Allen Soccer Complex.

13th-seeded Baker (15-3-1) will aim for another upset over No. 5 Point Loma Nazarene (19-1-3). (Bracket)

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