Monday, November 28, 2016

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Number 13 Baker to Clash with Number 4 William Carey in Orange Beach, Alabama

Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – After its 1-0 overtime win over Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), the number 13 Baker University women’s soccer team has advanced to the NAIA Final Site and will take on number 4 William Carey (Miss.) on Monday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Orange Beach SportsPlex.

This marks the second-straight season Baker has advanced to the NAIA Final Site and brings with them a 13-match unbeaten streak, as they haven’t lost a match since Sept. 21.

The Wildcats are 15-3-3 on the season, while the Crusaders enter the match with a record of 16-4.

All four of William Carey’s losses have come to a ranked team, all four of those teams have also advanced to the NAIA Final site this season, including number 14 Reinhardt (Ga.), number 3 Keiser (Fla.), number 9 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) and number 5 Mobile (Ala.).

The Wildcats’ three losses this season have also come against ranked teams, and all three competed in the NAIA Opening Round with two of them advancing to the NAIA Final site, including number 10 Westmont (Calif.) and number 12 Benedictine.

Fellow Heart of America Athletic Conference foe number 12 Benedictine is on the same side of the bracket as Baker and will take on number 5 Mobile (Ala.) on Monday after the Wildcats match against William Carey at 6:30 p.m.

With a Baker win and BC win, both Heart teams would face off in the NAIA Quarterfinals on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Baker now ranks number 25 in the NAIA in total goals scored with 54 and Kady Dieringer leads the team in goals scored with 12.

Dieringer scored the game-winner in the NAIA Opening Round against OLLU in the second minute of overtime to send the ‘Cats to the Second Round.

The Crusaders have scored 58 goals this season and Jamie Holfield leads the squad in goals scored with 14. William Carey has allowed just 12 goals this season in 20 matches and ranks number 24 in the NAIA in total shutouts with 10.

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