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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:59


11.30.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 3 Baker advances to first-ever NAIA Final Four with 3-1 victory over Grand View

Final Four

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.

Coming out of the break Odaine Sinclair netted a goal on an assist from Cameron Zimmerman in the 53rd minute. Just five minutes later Tom Lowndes responded with another strike on a ball from Nick Ebmeyer to ultimately seal the game for the Wildcats.Men's Soccer

“The team came out with a much higher work rate tonight,” said head coach Nate Houser. “We were able to keep a very good Grand View team from finding a rhythm. We sharpened up a few things in the second half and had two great finishes from Odaine and Tom. It was a good effort top to bottom.”

Baker (20-1-1) outshot Grand View (Iowa) 14-11 overall and 3-1 on goal.

The Wildcats move on to face No. 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. CST with a chance at advancing to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Game.

View the box score here.

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