9.24.11 | Football
Wildcats set for showdown with Missouri Valley College
MARSHALL, Mo. – The 22nd ranked Baker University football team will take its show to the road for the second time this season when it faces sixth-ranked Missouri Valley College on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Wildcats (3-1, 2-1 HAAC) are coming off a 31-7 victory over Central Methodist last Saturday. Baker entered the fourth quarter trailing 7-3, before going on a 28-0 run in the final quarter.
Quarterback Jake Morse completed 18 of 29 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown. Morse, John Babb and Kyle Rooks all scored on TD runs. Jake Green finished as Baker’s top receiver with five receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown.
9.24.11 | Football
No. 6 Missouri Valley cruises to 38-7 victory over No. 22 Baker
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University football team remains winless on the road after falling to Missouri Valley College 38-7 on Saturday evening.
Baker scored its only touchdown with just four minutes remaining in regulation as Sam Vossen connected with Kyle Bolton for a 25-yard score, the longest play of the game for the Wildcats.
Offensively, the running game was stagnant as Baker had only 22 yards on 28 attempts. The Wildcats finished the game with 169 yards of total offense, while Missouri Valley racked up 487 yards.
9.26.11 | Cross Country
Caldwell and Jaqua grab HAAC Runner of the Week honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua and junior Aaron Caldwell have been named HAAC Runners of the Week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Jaqua claimed the top spot with a time of 18:46 over 5,000 meters at the Baker Open. She was less than a second off of her personal best time set last season at Fort Hays State.
Caldwell took 2nd place with a time of 26:49 on the Baker Open 8K course. His time was a full 10 seconds better than he ran last season on the same course.
9.27.11 | Volleyball & Soccer
BU volleyball welcomes HAAC foe Central Methodist Tuesday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team will have its first home conference match of the season on Tuesday evening against Central Methodist University.
Baker (12-10, 2-0 HAAC) sits atop the conference standings after knocking off Missouri Valley College and Evangel University. The Eagles (3-9, 0-3 HAAC) are riding a four-match losing streak with their most recent defeat on Sept. 20 at MidAmerica Nazarene.
Savannah Smith (2.4 kills per set) and Jana Boss (8.1 assists per set) continue to pace the Wildcat offense. HAAC leaders Brooke Allen (5.6 digs per set) and Christina Delladio (1.2 blocks per set) anchor the defense.
9.27.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 12 Baker women cruise past Oklahoma Wesleyan 3-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The 12th ranked Baker women’s soccer team improved to 6-1 on the year Tuesday evening defeating Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3-0.
Bailey Sosa put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal in the 42nd minute courtesy of a great ball into the box from Alix Schiraldi. Baker took a 1-0 lead into halftime and never looked back.
Alix Schiraldi gave BU its second goal just four minutes out of the break on a ball from Ashley Ukena. Alexa Fryer added a goal 10 minutes later as Baker cruised to the 3-0 victory.
9.27.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 10 Baker men improve to 9-0 on the season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team remains undefeated as they defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan University 4-2 on Tuesday evening.
Ethan Bauer put Baker on the scoreboard early with a quick turnaround blast from 30-yards out in the 13th minute.
Andy Griffin added to the tally in the 29th minute when he put a header in off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes and Cameron Zimmerman would add to that tally in the 35th minute to give BU a 3-0 lead at the break.
9.28.11 | Women's Basketball
Local star Ericka Simpson signs with Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Area high school girls basketball standout Ericka Simpson has signed with Baker University, Wildcat head coach Ben Lister announced on Wednesday.
Simpson, a senior point guard from Spring Hill High School, signed her letter of intent with the Wildcats on Sept. 14.
“We could not have been more pleased with the addition of Ericka to our program,” Lister said. “She is an excellent student-athlete. Her ability to play the one or two will allow us to utilize her skill set in multiple ways. We are fortunate to have her join our program.”
10.1.11 | Football
Wildcats host No. 8 MNU Saturday afternoon in blackout game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will look for another marquee victory at Liston Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-2 overall, 2-2 HAAC) are coming off a 38-7 defeat last week to No. 6 Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.
Saturday also marks the Wildcats’ ‘BLACKOUT’ game. All Baker fans are encouraged to wear black T-shirts to the game, or purchase the custom-made blackout T-shirts at the Baker tent at Liston.