11.22.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers kick-off grueling weekend against top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes
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
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
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
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
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
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)
11.30.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 5 Point Loma Nazarene knocks off No. 13 Baker in penalty kick shootout
DECATUR, Ala. – In a game that seemingly saw back and fourth action throughout, neither team managed to tally a goal until the final six minutes of regulation.
Point Loma Nazarene (19-1-4) struck first in the 84th minute on an unassisted goal from Erica Wessels.
Baker (15-3-2) remained composed and quickly responded with a strike just three minutes later in the 87th minute when Amber Pickering found a streaking Jordan Dolbin in the box to even the score at 1-1.
11.30.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 3 Baker advances to first-ever NAIA Final Four with 3-1 victory over Grand View
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed to its first-ever NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Semifinal game after defeating Grand View (Iowa), 3-1 on Wednesday evening.
Nick Aguilar put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first just 13 minutes into the contest after receiving a ball from Andy Griffin. Grand View answered late in the first half after Lucas Heitor-Piffer evened the score at 1-1 on a penalty kick.