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Baker Athletics News Archive

11.14.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 3 Baker men set to host Oklahoma Wesleyan in NAIA National Championship Opening Round

Men's Soccer National Championship

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team will host Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the 2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Nov. 19.

Baker (17-1-1) and the No. 3 overall seed in the tournament was the first at-large selection in the field of 31. Oklahoma Wesleyan (14-4-2), qualified with an automatic berth after winning the 2011 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.

11.11.11 | Men's Soccer

­Men’s soccer falls to MNU in HAAC title game

HAAC Title Game

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – MidAmerica Nazarene jumped out to a two-goal lead and never looked back Friday night, handing Baker its first loss of the 2011 season.

Trent Remmich put the Pioneers on the board in the 11th minute after he was rewarded a penalty kick on a foul committed by Tom Lowndes inside the Baker box.

11.10.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 2 Baker knocks of No. 14 Benedictine in double overtime

BU defeats Benedictine 3-2

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Whenever Baker and Benedictine get together, it always seems to make for a special game.

Wednesday evening in Baldwin City wasn’t any different, as the Baker men’s soccer team remained unblemished, defeating the Ravens 3-2 to advance to the championship game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

11.9.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 2 Baker and No. 14 Benedictine set for HAAC semifinals showdown

Baker vs Benedictine HAAC Semi's

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Both teams knows there is no love lost when it comes to Baker vs Benedictine – especially in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Playoffs.

Baker (16-0-1) will look for a chance to play its way into the HAAC Championship game with a victory over the Ravens. The Wildcats are currently ranked second in the NAIA with 566 total points and one first place vote.

11.7.11 | Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer team grabs four first team all-HAAC awards

2011 HAAC Postseason Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The second ranked Baker men’s soccer team had four players grab first team all-HAAC honors heading into the 2011 postseason.

Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Bickley (Overland Park, Kan.), junior defender Nate Byarly (Olathe, Kan.), senior midfielder Tom Lowndes (Cardiff, Wales), and junior forward Odaine Sinclair (Kingston, Jamaica) were all named to the all-HAAC first team.

11.1.11 | Men's Soccer

No.  2 Baker grabs share of 2011 HAAC title with draw against No. 6 Vikings

2011 Msoccer HAAC Champions

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University men’s soccer team finished the 2011 regular season campaign undefeated Tuesday evening after playing to a 2-2 draw with sixth-ranked Missouri Valley College.

Missouri Valley got on the scoreboard first Tuesday evening thanks to a team goal just 22 minutes into the contest. Donnie George would strike back for the Wildcats just 28 seconds later to even the score.

“The men went behind for the first time this season on an own goal, but quickly answered 28 seconds later thanks to Donny George,” said head coach Nate Houser. “They stretched the lead to 2-1 heading into halftime, but Sean McAlister scored a great goal to tie the game.”

10.25.11 | Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer moves up to No. 2 in Top 25 Poll

No. 2 Ranking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With victories over No. 1 Hastings and No. 16 Benedictine, the Baker men’s soccer team currently garners a No. 2 national ranking. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) took the top spot with 17 of a possible 22 first-place votes and 588 total points. The Wildcats grabbed the remaining five first-place votes with 567 total points.

10.24.11 | Men's Soccer

Bickley and Lowndes named HAAC Players of the Week

Bickley and Lowndes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With a victory over defending National Champion Hastings (Neb.) last Tuesday, and a win over Benedictine on Saturday, midfielder Tom Lowndes and goalkeeper Matt Bickley were named HAAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday afternoon.

Lowndes scored the game-winning goal in the Wildcats’ 1-0 victory over No. 1 Hastings in overtime, ending an NAIA-record 39-game winning streak for the Broncos. He also added an assist in the ‘Cats 3-0 victory over No. 16 Benedictine College on Saturday.

Bickley claimed his second defensive award of the season, as he recorded two shutouts against top-ranked Hastings and No. 16 Benedictine. He currently has eight shutouts on the season and ranks third in the NAIA with a 0.43 goals against average.

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