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8.25.10 | Athletics

University set to release 100 free student tickets for VSN First Down ClassicVSN Classic

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University athletic department is pleased to announce that 100 free tickets will be released at 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday morning, courtesy of the Student Development Office.

Students will need to visit Dean Cassy Bailey's office in the Harter Union between 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, or 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST on Friday to pick up the free student ticket.

Students must show their Baker ID to pick up their ticket. Students will also need their ID at the gate with the ticket at People's Bank Field on the campus at Ottawa.

8.26.10 | Volleyball

Baker volleyball opens 2010 season at Seaside Invitational
Brooke Allen
Brooke Allen

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 HAAC Player of the Year Brooke Pryor, and 2009 HAAC Libero of the Year Brooke Allen will be looked upon to lead the Baker volleyball team into their 2010 debut this weekend at the Seaside Invitational in Point Loma, Calif., this weekend, Aug. 27-28.

The Wildcats, who welcome back eight letter winners and five starters, open the tournament versus No. 3 California Baptist University, which went 29-6 overall last season, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST. Friday evening the Wildcats will take on host No. 14 Point Loma Nazarene at 8:00 p.m. PST before closing out Saturday against San Diego Christian University at 11:00 a.m. PST and No. 2 Concordia University (Calif.) at 3:00 p.m. PST.

8.26.10 | Soccer

Soccer teams open on the road Friday afternoon

Alix Schiraldi will lead the 2010 squad offensively.
Alix Schiraldi will lead the 2010 squad offensively.

BETHANY, Okla. - The 2010 soccer season officially gets underway on Friday afternoon when the No. 17 Baker women travel to Southern Nazarene University for a 1:00 p.m., matinee.

The Wildcats 13-7 in 2009, return three first-team all-HAAC performers — Christine Janssens, Chelsea Dunn and Alix Schiraldi — will lead the Baker women into their first game with the highest preseason ranking in program history.

Dunn, a defender, was the conference defensive player of the year and received honorable mention for the All-American team.

8.26.10 | Football

Rivalry renewed, No. 24 Baker and No. 9 Ottawa set for gridiron battle

People's Bank Field
People's Bank Field

OTTAWA, Kan. – Storied history, past glory, and winning tradition are all things that come to mind when you think about the Baker and Ottawa rivalry.

Both teams have trophy cases showcasing past victories against each other, yet the teams have not faced off with each other since 1993.  It only seems fitting in a season celebrating 120 years of Baker football, that the two teams meet again in the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic.

8.27.10 | Volleyball

Baker falls to No. 3 Cal Baptist, bounces back and sweeps No. 14 host Point Loma Nazarene 2009 HAAC Player of the Year Brooke Pryor

POINT LOMA, Calif. - The Baker women's volleyball team showed just how deep and talented they might really be today. In the matinee game this afternoon the Wildcats fell in four sets to No. 3 California Baptist University in a match that could've gone in either direction.

The Wildcats swiftly took game one 25-18, before dropping the next three sets (20-25, 22-25, 23-25).

"I think we played really well regardless of the outcome," said assistant coach Matt Windle. "We really hung in there for a while, but these guys are a really good team, and their No. 3 ranking shows it," Windle said.

8.28.10 | Football

No. 24 Baker drops season opener at No. 9 Ottawa
Offense
Baker fell 24-14 in the VSN First Down Classic

OTTAWA, Kan. – Ottawa claimed the momentum on the first play of the contest and kept Baker at bay through the remainder to secure a 24-14 victory in the 2nd annual Victory Sports Network First Down Classic.

Ottawa University’s Clarence Anderson received the opening kickoff on a reverse just in front of the Braves end zone and raced 96 yards, weaving through the Baker defense into the opposite end zone putting the Braves ahead just 15 seconds into the game electrifying the home crowd.

8.29.10 | Volleyball, Soccer

Volleyball and soccer finish successful first weekend

Tom Lowndes scored two goals this weekend.
Tom Lowndes scored two goals this weekend.

POINT LOMA, Calif. – The Baker University Volleyball team finished up 2-2 over the weekend at the Seaside Invitation in Point Loma, Calif.

Friday afternoon the Wildcats were defeated 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 23-25) by No. 3 California Baptist University. Offensively, Jana Boss and Brooke Pryor led the way. Boss recorded 34 assists while Pryor had 14 kills.

“I thought we played very tough. These were some talented teams out here, I think we proved to ourselves that we can compete with anyone in the country,” said head coach Kathy Allen.

8.29.10 | Athletics

Janssens, Miller named BU Players of the Week

Players of the Week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Thanks to a monster offensive week by senior Christine Janssens (women's soccer) and a display of defensive excellence by senior Colton Miller (football), the two were named BU Players of the Week for their respective teams on Sunday evening.

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