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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

Weekend Recap

10.3.10 | Athletics

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - It was a busy weekend for Baker Athletics. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action, BU volleyball traveled to Lindenwood, cross country was at Emporia State and football was busy routing Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.


EMPORIA, Kan. - The Baker men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to the Emporia State Planet Sub Invitational on Friday afternoon.

On the women’s side, freshman Lauren Jaqua and sophomore Lindsey Brown led the Wildcats to a fourth-place finish in the 5k race with a total time of 1:36:42.91. Jaqua took 18th overall with a time of 19:07.92 16, while Brown took 19th with a time of 19:09.25 17.

In the latest NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll the Wildcats were receiving 111 votes while sitting at No. 27 nationally.

In the men’s 8k race, the Wildcats were yet again led by junior Chris Scheideman who took 22nd place overall with a time of 26:08.62 15. Sophomore Corey Clark also turned in one of his better races of the season finishing in 42nd place overall with a time of 26:34.67 34.

Heart of America Athletic Conference Coaches’ Group Ratings (Women)
1. Baker University (Kan.)
2. William Jewell College (Mo.)
3. Central Methodist University (Mo.)
4. Benedictine College (Kan.)
5. Missouri Valley College
6. Graceland University (Iowa)
7. Lindenwood University (Mo.)

Heart of America Athletic Conference Coaches’ Group Ratings (Men)
1. Graceland University (Iowa)
2. Baker University (Kan.)
3. Benedictine College (Kan.)
4. Central Methodist University (Mo.)
5. William Jewell College (Mo.)
6. Missouri Valley College
7. Evangel University (Mo.)
8. Lindenwood University (Mo.)


ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Friday afternoon the Wildcats fell in straight sets to No. 24 Lindenwood, 20-25, 21-25, 21-25.

Sophomore Savannah Smith led the way offensively recording 10 kills. Sydney Pemberton and Brooke Pryor also chipped in with nine kills apiece.

Saturday’s action saw the Wildcats take on Missouri Baptist University and No. 8 Columbia College.

The Wildcats defeated Missouri Baptist 3-2, 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9 in the morning match.

Brooke Pryor led the offensive attack with 14 kills, while Jana Boss added 17 assists. Defensively, libero Brooke Allen had 20 digs.

The Wildcats dropped their afternoon match with No. 8 Columbia College in straight sets, 3-0.

Brooke Pryor and Sydney Pemberton led the offense with 11 and eight kills respectively.

Brooke Allen had 18 digs in the contest.

Baker (14-10, 4-2) will be back in action on Oct. 5th when they travel to Central Methodist University (4-10, 0-5) for a 7 p.m., conference showdown.


LIBERTY, Mo. – The Baker women knew what to expect when they took on undefeated No. 16 William Jewell College Sunday afternoon.

William Jewell jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when they scored goals in the 24th and 44th minute.

Baker came out of halftime with a renewed sense of urgency and scored just six minutes into the half when senior Christine Janssens scored her eighth goal of the season to gave the Wildcats their first tally of the game.

Sophomore Jordan Dolbin netted the equalizer in the 80th minute as the Wildcats went on to tie the Cardinals 2-2.

Defensively, goalkeeper Maggie Dupes recorded seven saves in the contest.

The Wildcats (6-3-1, 1-1-1) will be back in action Tuesday evening when they face MidAmerica Nazarene (5-4, 0-1) at 5 p.m., from Liston Stadium.

The Student Activites Council will be providing free hotdogs during the contest.


LIBERTY, Mo. – The Baker men’s soccer team fell to No. 8 William Jewell College on Sunday afternoon.

After playing a scoreless first half, William Jewell College came out of the break and scored the first goal of the contest in the 49th minute. The Cardinals extended their lead in the 66th minute when Pete Nechvatal received a ball from Justin Beck to give the Cardinals a lead from which they never looked back.

Freshman Andy Griffin scored his first career goal putting the Wildcats on the scoreboard in the 72nd minute.

The Wildcats (6-3-1, 2-1) will be back in action Tuesday evening when they face MidAmerica Nazarene (5-4, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m., at Liston Stadium.

The Student Activites Council will be providing free hotdogs during the contest.


CANTON, Mo. – The Baker Wildcat offense didn’t waste any time on Saturday afternoon when they disposed of Culver-Stockton College 63-10.

The Wildcats (2-3, 2-2) racked up 461 yards of total offense, 298 yards in the air, 163 yards rushing.

Sophomore Jake Green got the offensive attack started early in the second quarter when he blocked a punt and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown. From that point forward the Wildcats went on a 34-0 run from which they never looked back. The Wildcats led 41-0 heading into the half.

“Jake Green really got our offense rolling today,” said head coach Mike Grossner. “From that point forward I think we really settled into the game.”

Freshman QB Jake Morse went 12-for-20 with two touchdowns while throwing for 233 yards.

“We need to play 60 minutes of football,” added Grossner. “I don’t think Jake Morse was happy with the way he played early, but I really think he settled in after we built our lead.”

Defensively the Wildcats were solid yet again. The Baker defense has allowed only 27 points over its last two games. Senior Matt Brock anchored the Wildcats with nine tackles, while Colton Miller and Kyle Weinmaster each recorded sacks.

The Wildcats will be back in action on Oct. 9th when they host No. 6 Lindenwood University at 1 p.m., in Baldwin City.


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