Baker men’s soccer improves to 8-0
It was Family Weekend in Baldwin City and the Baker University men’s soccer team proved why its 8-0 undefeated start is no joke.
The No. 13-ranked Wildcats defeated Midland Luthern (Neb.) 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Josh Rydberg put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes just 1:48 into the game. Ben Coyle would score another Baker goal in the 54th minute, but Midland Lutheran quickly answered in the 56th minute on a goal from Rob Capewell.
“The guys played pretty well, we scored a goal inside the first two minutes,” said head coach Nate Houser. “It was great to play a team that was very direct. We closed out a great weekend with nine goals over two games. It was pretty exciting all around.”
Nick Ebmeyer and Odaine Sinclair added to the Baker tally with goals in the 70th and 82nd minute respectively. Paul Cox added a goal for Midland Lutheran in the 88th minute pushing the final score to 4-2.
The Wildcats are expected to make a move in the Sept. 20 NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.