11.6.09 | Women's Basketball
Baker women take on NW Oklahoma State in season opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women start their 2009 season Friday when they take on Northwest Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. Returning starters Audrey Bryant and Aubree Gustin will look to provide the team with an early spark this season. Gustin led the team in scoring last season averaging 12.1 points per game, while Bryant chipped in with 8.9 points per game.
Jenna Brantley (pictured) and Brooke Soske will be the only returning nonstarting juniors from last season's squad. Brantley averaged 3.5 points per game while coming off the bench in 2008. Look for Brantley to pursue a more active role running the offense in the 2009 campaign.
Transfers Emily Gibson (Washburn), JaNeil Robinson (Cowley CC), Brittany Hines (Hutchinson CC), Courtney Goodrum (Cowley CC), and Cameron Roland (Kansas City Kansas CC), will give an added scoring punch to all spots in the lineup.
11.6.09 | Women's Basketball
Northwestern Oklahoma State takes down Baker in season opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Newcomer Brittany Hines (Hutchinson CC transfer) led the way for the Wildcats Friday evening scoring 12 points off 4-10 shooting from the field. Emily Gibson (Washburn transfer), chipped in 11 points off 3-11 shooting from the field.
Heading into halftime the Wildcats led 25-24 thanks to a buzzer beating shot from Aubree Gustin as time expired.
The Wildcats were outscored 31-25 in the second half. Emily Gibson (picture) led the way defensively pulling down 7 rebounds and blocking 2 shots. Northwestern Oklahoma State improved to 2-0 on the season with the 55-50 victory.
11.7.09 | Football
Baker football takes down Evangel 24-17
SPRINGFIELD, MO. - Baker football kept their 2009 postseason hopes alive on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Evangel University 24-17.
Senior running back Richie Bryant got the Wildcats on the scoreboard first when he took a touchdown in just four minutes into the game. Bryant finished the day with 114-yards rushing and 1 touchdown.
Senior Derek Doerfler put the Wildcats ahead 10-0 when he nailed a 32-yard field goal with 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Evangel didn't get on the scoreboard until late in the 2nd quarter when they returned a Danny Ohmes punt 66-yards for a touchdown.
11.7.09 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball rolls into the second round of HAAC Playoffs
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats didn't waste any time moving on in the HAAC playoffs. Baker took down MidAmerica Nazarene in three-straight sets (27-25, 25-17, 26-24).
Brooke Pryor (pictured) led the way offensively with 23 kills. NAIA leader Brooke Allen continued her dominance as the best defensive specialist in the nation, recording 27 digs.
Pryor closed the game out with a floor-thumping kill to close out set three 26-24.
Baker will be back in action Wednesday when they host round 2 of the HAAC playoffs at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center.
11.7.09 | Wrestling
Baker takes down York in their first ever competition
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University was founded 152 years ago. Tonight, the Baker wrestling team made history, defeating York College (Neb.) in their first dual-meet competition.
Brandon Gebhardt from Las Vegas, Nev., sealed the dual in the 197-pound match when he took down Shuan Howard to give Baker the 30-15 advantage from which they never looked back.
Freshman Joe Pace from Platte City, Mo., was the first Baker wrestler to win a match, when he pinned Jamel Wheatley to give Baker the 21-15 advantage in the 174-pound match.
Freshman Jacob Nowak responded in the 184-pound match immediately after defeating Bryan Irsik, a junior from Garden City, Kan., by a score of 7-3.
11.9.09 | Men's Soccer
HAAC title quest begins tonight for men's soccer
Baldwin City, Kan. — The No. 17 Baker men's soccer team will begin their quest for back-to-back HAAC Championships tonight when they take on Lindenwood University (7-9-2, 5-3-1) at 7 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats hold a 11-2-5 overall record and 4-1-4 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
11.9.09 | Football
Baker football receives Top 25 ranking
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker football team jumped back into the national rankings on Monday at No. 24 nationally. The Wildcats received 51 votes in the poll. Central Methodist University, Baker’s opponent this weekend is received three votes in the poll.
Other HAAC teams in the poll include No. 12 Missouri Valley College, No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene, and No. 3 Lindenwood University.
11.9.09 | Men's Soccer
Lindenwood shocks No. 17 Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The weather was just as miserable as the outcome on Monday evening at Liston Stadium. After 33 scoreless minutes of play and a nearly two-hour delay because of lightning, the game resumed.
The score remained tied heading into the shortened halftime. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Lindenwood delivered what would be the game-winning goal on a free kick from Robin Rundstrom.
Baker had some chances. Kome Okiomah set up two crosses that the Wildcats were unable to capitalize on late in the second half.
Baker is now in the hands of the NAIA voting next week when the national playoff selections are announced.
With the win, Lindenwood improved its overall season record to 8-9-2 heading into Wednesday's showdown with No. 1 seed Benedictine College. View box score here.