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August 26, 2017
Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications
No. 17 BU Wins Season Opener over USAO
BALDWIN CITY, Kansas –The No. 17 ranked Baker University men’s soccer team opened the 2017 season with a 2-0 win over the Drover’s of USAO inside Liston Stadium on Saturday.
Steeve Pouna put Baker on the board first with a goal in the 32 minute. The goal came off of an assist from Blake Levine, who placed the ball perfectly off of a corner kick.
Andres Cooper followed that up with a goal of his own, nailing a 30-yard strike in the 41st minute to give the Cats’ a 2-0 lead going into halftime.
Baker attempted 10 shots on the night, while the Drovers took eight. Owen Connelly led the way for USAO with four shots, white three on goal.
In his Baker debut, keeper Albert Ciroi had four saves in goal including a diving stop as time expired. Senior forward Blake Levine led the way in shots for BU with three.
Baker will next travel to Ottawa, Kansas to face the Ottawa University Braves on Tues. Aug 29 at 7:30 p.m.