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11.11.09 | Volleyball

HAAC semifinal action tonight, winner advances to title gameBrooke Pryor

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University's women's volleyball team will play for a spot in the HAAC title game when they face Evangel University in the HAAC semifinals at 7 p.m.

The Lady 'Cats (32-3) defeated MidAmerica Nazarene last Saturday 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 26-24). Offensively, the 'Cats are led by junior Brooke Pryor, who averages 4.2 kills per set, which ranks No. 9 in the NAIA and No. 1 in the HAAC.

Defensively, Brooke Allen is in a league of her own. Allen ranks No. 2 in the NAIA with 6.9 digs per set and 865 total digs. Both Allen and Pryor combined have compiled nine HAAC Player of the Week awards this season.

Dream season ends, Baker falls 3-0 to Evangel

Wednesday Nov. 11, 2009

Heart of America Athletic Conference | Semifinals

George F. Collins Center

Baldwin City, Kan.

Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Baker 21 18 11
32-3 (10-1 HAAC)

Evangel 25 25 25
26-8 (7-3 HAAC)

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You could see it from the start, Evangel came ready to play. The Crusaders jumped out to early leads in each of the three sets, ultimately putting the Wildcats in a hole they couldn’t recover from.

In a game where the first 100 students had their fee covered, only 72 showed up for the Wildcats biggest game of the season.

Baker now awaits its national postseason fate. The Wildcats finished the season 32-4 and 10-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

11.12.09 | Women's Soccer

Women's soccer to host semifinal tonightChelsea Dunn

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker women's soccer will have its shot at advancing to the HAAC title game tonight when they face William Jewell College in the semifinals.

The Wildcats (12-6, 6-3 HAAC) are led by Alix Schiraldi, who has nine goals on the season. Chelsea Dunn (pictured), HAAC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the defense.

William Jewell College (12-5, 5-3 HAAC) is led by Nicole Littel, who also has nine goals on the season.

11.12.09 | Men's Basketball

Greer's double-double leads Baker past BethanyAndre Strozier

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats took a four-point lead into halftime before they really got things rolling in the second half to defeat Bethany 71-60.

Senior Malcolm Greer had a big night, leading the team in scoring with 18 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.

The game was over when Andre Strozier (pictured) threw down a dunk with 3 minutes remaining in regulation to bring the Baker faithful to their feet.

Four players scored in double digits: Malcolm Greer, 18, Austin Bond, 11, Ryan Douvier, 10, and Ryckey Harper, 10. The Wildcats shot 37 percent and forced 26 turnovers.

11.12.09 | Women's Soccer

Baker advances to HAAC title gameWomen's Soccer

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's soccer team advanced to the HAAC title game on Thursday evening after defeating William Jewell College in a double-overtime thriller.

Baker started the scoring in the second half when Rachel Shepard netted a goal on a cross from Jen Sampson.

Thirty minutes later William Jewell tied the score on a goal from Sali Stout.

The action remained tied into the second overtime until Ashley Ukena scored the game-winning goal on an assist from team captain Alix Schiraldi.

11.13.09 | Women's Basketball

Baker Classic featured live on USTREAM.TV tonighttaylor stacks

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women will go for back-to-back wins when they face Park University at 7:30.

The Wildcats (1-2) are coming off their first victory of the season, a win against Friends University on Tuesday evening. Emily Gibson leads the ’Cats offensively with 9.3 points per game. Defensively Aubree Gustin averages 7.3 rebounds per game. Junior, Jenna Brantley ranks No. 24 in the NAIA with 14 total assists and 4.6 assists per game.

Park University (0-3) is led by Stefany Jones with 10.67 points per game and 2.7 steals per game. Dominique Hayes anchors the defense with 7.1 rebounds per game.

11.13.09 | Women's Basketball

Baker rolls Park 80-50Cameron Roland

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker took a one-point lead heading into the half on Friday evening at the George F. Collins Center. At the end of regulation it was Baker taking a commanding 30-point victory.

The Wildcats outscored the Pirates 50-21 in the second half to even up their season record at 2-2.

Four players scored in double digits, Cameron Roland,15, Emily Gibson, 12, Aubree Gustin,11, and Courtney Goodrum,10. The Wildcats shot 47 percent from the floor and forced 21 turnovers.

Defensively, Emily Gibson led the way recording eight rebounds and four blocks.

11.14.09 | Football

No. 24 Baker takes down Central Methodist on Senior DayRichie Bryant

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker seniors went out in style Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium, and the day ended with a Gatorade bath for head coach Mike Grossner, as the Wildcats won 33-7.

The offense and defense can both take credit for the win this week. Senior Richie Bryant rushed for 144 yards on 35 attempts, one of which came when he broke free for a 50-yard score to give Baker a 16-0 lead early in the second quarter. Senior Mack Brown passed for 207 yards with three touchdowns.

Defensively, the Wildcats were stellar. The Wildcat defense held Central Methodist to just five yards rushing on the day while forcing three turnovers. Matt Brock recorded 10 tackles. Calvin Pearce recorded six with two forced fumbles.

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