12.1.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 3 Baker faces No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in NAIA Semifinal showdown

High-Flying Wildcats

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker University men’s soccer team will have its shot at advancing to the programs first-ever NAIA National Championship game on Friday evening when the third-ranked Wildcats face top-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at 6 p.m., CST from the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

No. 3 Baker (20-1-1) is coming off a 3-1 victory over No. 6 Grand View (Iowa) in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Quarterfinals.

No. 1 Lindsey Wilson (21-0-0) remains the only undefeated team in the country after knocking off No. 10 Southern Poly (Ga.), 3-2 in their respective semifinal contest.

Senior Tom Lowndes continues to lead the Wildcat offensive attack with 28 points on the season. Junior Odaine Sinclair is the team leading goal scorer with 11 tallies and 26 points.

Goalkeeper Matt Bickley ranks fifth in the NAIA with a goals against average of .610. Bickley also has 10 shutouts on the season.

Phillip Sandgren and Moses Aduny lead the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson. Sandgren ranks first on the squad with 38 points and 16 goals. Aduny ranks second with 30 points and 13 goals.

Goalkeeper Yuta Nomura has started all 21 contests for the Blue Raiders and currently ranks second in the NAIA with a .47 goals against average. Nomura also ranks first in the NAIA with 14 shutouts on the season.

Tickets are available at the gate for $20 (all-tournament) or day passes at $8 (adults) and $3 (children).

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