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11.18.13 | M Soccer

BU to Host Midland in Opening Round

Jordan Thacker and the WIldcats will host Midland University this Saturday in the NAIA Opening Round Jordan Thacker and the WIldcats will host Midland University this Saturday in the NAIA Opening Round

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 3 ranked Baker University men's soccer team will host No. 10 ranked Midland University this Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.  inside Liston Stadium in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.

Baker enters the game with a record of 14-5-2 and earned the No. 13 seed in the national tournament bracket after capturing the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season and tournament crowns.

The Warriors come in with an impressive 18-1-2 record and won the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament last week in a 1-0 win over Hastings College. Midland comes in with a 20 game unbeaten streak and has won eight straight games and are unseeded in the bracket.

Their only loss of the season came in the season opener when they fell to Grand View University, 3-1, Grand View is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Baker makes its first appearance in the national tournament since 2011, when they advanced all the way to the NAIA national semifinals.

Midland and Baker last met on the pitch back on Sept. 17, 2011 at Liston Stadium and the Wildcats won that match, 4-2.

The Wildcats enter the match having won six straight games including three wins over nationally ranked teams, with wins over Missouri Valley, Benedictine and MidAmerica Nazarene, all three of the aforementioned teams advanced to the NAIA Opening Round.

For more information regarding tickets and online viewing options, please check in with www.bakerwildcats.com throughout the week.

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