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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

Season Finale

11.3.09 | Soccer, Volleyball

Soccer & volleyball close out their regular seasons tonight

Soccer

On Friday, the women's game between Baker and Culver-Stockton didn’t look like a key match in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings. However, tonight Baker will play a match thLuke Haidarovicat means everything in the HAAC standings. Baker comes into play 6-2 in the HAAC, while Graceland sits at 8-0, two games ahead of Baker.

Alix Schiraldi leads the team offensively with nine goals and six assists on the season. Maggie Dupes continues her stellar play in goal, recording her 10th shutout of the season with the 6-0 defeat of Culver-Stockton.

The Baker men come into play tonight 4-1-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while Graceland sits at 5-3, just half a game behind Baker. Luke Haidarovic (pictured) leads the way offensively for the ’Cats after netting his first hat trick of the season Friday against Culver-Stockton College. Haidarovic leads the team in goals with nine on the year.

Alex Burton keeps the Baker goal on lockdown, recording his seventh shutout of the season against Culver-Stockton.

No. 16 Baker looks to make a move in the NAIA top 25 poll this afternoon when it is released.

The women will get things started at Liston Stadium at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30.


VolleyballNikki Anderson

Coming into the season, head coach Kathy Allen didn't envision the Wildcats going for their 31st win of the season in November. The Wildcats remain in the hunt for the Heart of America Athletic Conference title, trailing Lindenwood University by just one game. The ’Cats sit at 30-3 on the season and 8-1 in the HAAC.

Brooke Allen, a sophomore from Topeka, is among the top defensive players in the nation. She is ranked first in the nation with 836 total digs and 6.9 digs per set.

Junior Brooke Pryor, a junior from Overbrook, is ranked in the top 10 nationally for her skills offensively. She sits at No. 8 nationally with 497 total kills and 4.2 digs per set.

Baker will honor senior Nicole Anderson before Tuesday evening’s events. Anderson has been part of the Wildcat volleyball team since 2006. Anderson has recorded more than 350 kills and 94 victories during her time at Baker.

Sophomores Liz Schraad, Kelsey Allen and Lauren Torrez will also be recognized. They will leave the Baker volleyball team to pursue their nursing degrees in Topeka next year.

The game will be featured live on the Internet through Ustream.tv. Action will begin at 7 p.m. in the Collins Center. View live video here.

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