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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

Soccer teams cruise

9.16.11 | Soccer

Schiraldi’s early goals lift No. 14 Baker past Oklahoma Baptist

Jordan Dolbin

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Senior Alix Schiraldi scored two early goals as the Baker women’s soccer team cruised to victory over Oklahoma Baptist University 4-1 on Friday afternoon.

Courtney Anderson scored the lone goal for OBU in the 26th minute, but Jordan Dolbin and Kayla Infante answered with goals for the Wildcats in the 56th and 83rd minute respectively.

Baker goalkeeper Rachel Theobald made three saves in the contest.

“We were able to create some very good chances against a very good and athletic OBU team,” said head coach Nate Houser. “The girls did a very good job of denying space and winning balls defensively. I think we are starting to get better in transition.”

The Wildcats (4-1) return to action on Sunday afternoon against Ottawa University at 4 p.m. from Liston Stadium.

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No. 13 Baker crushes No. 16 Oklahoma Baptist 5-0

Men Crush OBU

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The game itself was never in question past the 20th minute of play on Friday evening, as the 13th ranked BU men’s soccer team crushed No. 16 Oklahoma Baptist University 5-0.

Donny George got the scoring started in the 18th minute on a cross from Tom Lowndes and Nate Bylarly added another goal just four minutes later to give Baker a quick 2-0 advantage.

Rich Klein continued the onslaught in the 43rd minute on a screaming cross from Sean McAlister to give Baker a 3-0 lead heading into the break.

The knockout punches came in the 47th minute when Tom Lowndes put Baker ahead 4-0 on a penalty kick and in the 50th minute when Donny George scored off a corner kick from Lowndes.

Matt Bickley made four saves in the contest to record his fourth shutout of the season.

“It was important for us to prove ourselves against a top-10 team,” said head coach Nate Houser. “The OBU men have only lost to No. 1 Hastings and No. 7 Azusa Pacific and they are a very good technical team. We were able to blunt their attack with some very hard work. Seeing the guys score some goals was nice, they’ve put the time and effort and it paid off today.”

Baker returns to action on Saturday afternoon at 5:15 p.m. against Midland Luthern College (Neb.)

View highlights from both games here

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