10.8.11 | Athletics
Soccer and volleyball host key games this afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With a big victory on Tuesday evening over Graceland University, the Baker University volleyball team sits in second place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings.
Baker (14-10, 4-0 HAAC) is currently just one game behind league leader MidAmerica Nazarene University (17-5, 5-0 HAAC).
Savannah Smith continues to lead the Baker offense with 2.4 kills per set and 211 kills on the season. Defensively Brooke Allen currently ranks fifth nationally with 491 total digs. Christina Delladio also ranks in the top 10 nationally at No. 6 with 107 total blocks.
10.8.11 | Football
Huge first half lifts Baker past Avila 37-20
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team got the bounce-back result it needed on Saturday afternoon with a commanding, 37-20 victory over Avila University.
The Wildcats (4-3, 3-3 HAAC) scored 20 points in the first quarter on two touchdown passes from Jake Morse and one rushing score by Kyle Bolton. Andrew Kimry added a field goal in the second quarter, before Morse completed another touchdown pass to Joel Murphy. Avila finally got on the scoreboard with 28 seconds remaining in half on touchdown pass by Jacob Hicks to James Russell.
The Eagles (0-6, 0-4 HAAC) scored just three minutes out of the break on another touchdown pass from Hicks, but Baker proved to be too much down the stretch as running back Scottie Meyer made his return from injury with a rushing touchdown just two plays later.
10.8.11 | Women's Soccer
Dolbin leads No. 19 Baker past Graceland 3-2
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Jordan Dolbin stole the show on Saturday evening as the Wildcats defeated Graceland University 3-2.
Dolbin put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 17th minute on a from 22-yards out past goalkeeper Stefany Castano.
Graceland answered in the 41st minute on a goal by Karina Vega.
Ashley Ukena put the Wildcats back in front in the 52nd minute after Alexa Fryer’s tie-up with the Graceland keeper caused the ball to deflect out to Ukena.
10.8.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 6 Baker cruises past Graceland 4-0; improve to 11-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team improved to 11-0 on the year with a commanding 4-0 victory over Graceland University Saturday evening.
After a scoreless first half, Tom Lowndes put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with back-to-back penalty kick goals.
Nick Ebmeyer added to the total in the 74th minute on a ball in the box from Odaine Sinclair. Richard Klein closed the game out in the 85th minute after receiving a ball from Tom Lowndes to give BU a 4-0 advantage.
10.10.11 | Cross Country
Women take third; men place fourth at Gary Stoner
FAYETTE, Mo. – Lauren Jaqua led the way for the Baker women yet again, taking home second place overall on Saturday afternoon at the Gary Stoner Invitational. Aaron Caldwell led the Baker men with an eighth-place finish.
Jaqua finished with a time of 18:51.27, ahead of all but one NCAA DII runner in the ladies 5k. Caldwell finished just three seconds off his lifetime best mark with a time of 26:14.86 in the men’s 8k.
Ashley McBride (pictured) finished 11th overall with a time of 19:33.91 and Kerry Kurta took 14th with a time of 19:54.24 to round out the top 20.
10.11.11 | Soccer
Baker men jump to No. 5 nationally; women hold at No. 19
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University men’s soccer team broke into the NAIA top-five after defeating No. 20 Graceland, 4-0 last Saturday in Baldwin City.
The Baker women held steady at No. 19 after defeating Graceland 3-2 Saturday, giving the Yellowjackets their first regular season conference loss in over five years.
Both the men and women return to action on Oct. 12 against MidAmerica Nazarene at 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Olathe, Kan.
10.12.11 | Volleyball
BU volleyball improves to 5-0 with victory over Benedictine
ATCHISON, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team sits atop the conference standings with MidAmerica Nazarene after defeating Benedictine College, 3-0 on Tuesday evening.
Sydney Pemberton led the Baker offensive attack with 12 kills, while Jana Boss added 25 assists.
Both Brooke Allen (14 digs) and Savannah Smith (10 digs) anchored the Baker defense. Allen also recorded two service aces in the contest.
10.12.11 | Soccer
No. 19 Baker women blast MidAmerica Nazarene 5-0
OLATHE, Kan. – Three first half goals sparked BU’s commanding 5-0 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene Univerisity Tuesday afternoon.
Alix Schiraldi and Jordan Dolbin scored back-to-back goals in the 19th and 20th minute, before Ashley Mauck added another score in the 27th minute.
MNU’s Kinsey Chavez had a ball deflect off of her in the 57th minute into the Pioneers (5-7-1, 1-2 HAAC) own goal to give BU a 4-0 lead. Skylar Baker added the final goal for the Wildcats in the 61st minute.