9.4.09 | Football
No. 12 Baker visits No. 16 Missouri Valley Saturday
The last time Missouri Valley and Baker met on the football field, Mack Brown was throwing a game-winning touchdown to Tyrell Spain (pictured) with eight seconds to play in regulation. It was the game that made 2008 a special season for the Baker Wildcats. The stakes haven’t changed in 2009. With Baker ranked 12th nationally and Missouri Valley ranked 16th, both teams know the bull's-eye is on their back.
9.12.09 | Football
No. 12 Baker falls to No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene
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Brooke Pryor and Andrew Patch represent Baker as HAAC Players of the Week
In Saturday's 34-14 loss to Missouri Valley, Andrew Patch provided one of the only highlights when he returned a 57-yard interception for a touchdown to get Baker on the scoreboard. Patch also had 3 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 15 tackle yards for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 pass break-up.
Brooke Pryor led the Lady 'Cats this past weekend when they traveled to Chicago, Ill., to participate in the St. Xavier Tournament. Pryor recorded 72 kills in four tournament matches averaging 4.3 kills per game.
9.10.09 | Men's Soccer
Baker jumps in recent NAIA Top 25 poll
Despite a tie in their recent road contest against No. 23 McKendree University, Baker University continues to move up in the national rankings. Baker currently sits at 2-0-1 on the season, and ranks No. 8 nationally with 474 points. Goalkeeper Alex Burton (pictured) has recorded a shutout in every contest this season. Burton has made 11 saves on the season, averaging 3.7 per game. The Wildcats will be back in action this Friday when they take on No. 19 Vanguard University (2-1-0) at 5:15 PM at North Park in Baldwin City, KS. View the full NAIA Poll here.
9.10.09 | General Athletics
Family Weekend to be in full swing starting Friday afternoon
Baker Athletics will help kick-off family weekend starting at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Baker women's volleyball team will be hosting the Baker Invitational in the George F. Collins Center. Participating teams include: William Jewell College, Avila University, Benedictine University, Ottawa University, Oklahoma City University, The University of Sioux Falls, and Park University. Baker will take on Park at 3:00 p.m. followed by Oklahoma City at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, Baker will take on Ottawa at 1:00 p.m. followed by Sioux Falls at 3:00 p.m. Brooke Pryor was named HAAC Player of the Week after a dominating weekend in Chicago. Baker volleyball currently holds an 8-1 overall record, and sits in 1st place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
The Baker University soccer teams will also be in action all weekend long. On Friday afternoon the Lady ‘Cats will take on No. 22 Olivet Nazarene (4-0-1) at 3:00 p.m. at North Park in Baldwin City. Alix Schiraldi currently leads the ‘Cats with 4 goals through the first four games of the season.
9.13.09 | Football
No. 8 MNU dominates No. 12 Baker
Offensive woes were the story yet again on Saturday evening when the Baker Wildcats fell 45-13 to 8th ranked MidAmerica Nazarene. Personal fouls were problems early for the Wildcats, when they stalled two potential scoring drives early in the 1st quarter. “We had two drives going and got personal fouls,” said Head Coach Mike Grossner. “We’re literally shooting ourselves in the foot. Until we stop doing that, we're not going to be a good football team.”
After a scoreless first quarter, the flood gates opened up. The Pioneers scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, one of which was a 90 yard punt return. “That was a knockout play,” stated Grossner.
9.13.09 | Men’s Soccer
No. 8 Baker takes down Southern Nazarene to stay undefeated
The Baker men’s soccer team continues to dazzle early on in their 2009 campaign. On Saturday afternoon the men traveled to Olathe, KS to play a neutral site game against Southern Nazarene University.
10 minutes into the 2nd half Kome Okiomah scored the first goal of the game giving Baker the 1-0 lead. Southern Nazarene quickly responded 10 minutes later when they tied the game up 1-1.
With time ticking away in overtime, Odaine Sinclair challenged a bouncing ball at the top of SNU’s box and got the ball to Ethan Bauer for the open net goal to capture the 2-1 victory.
Baker will be back in action next weekend when they take on Oklahoma Christian University.
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