9.1.11 | Cross Country
Baker cross country opens 2011 season on Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s cross country squads will open up their seasons over the Labor Day weekend. The Wildcats will be hosting their annual Maple Leaf Invitational race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Baldwin City Golf Course.
After winning the 2010 HAAC Championship, the Baker women’s team has high hopes entering the season. With nearly everyone returning, coach Zach Kindler believes the ‘Cats should have all the pieces to make a splash on the national level.
9.3.11 | Football
Wildcats welcome Peru State into HAAC on Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After knocking off No. 10 Ottawa University in the season opener, the Baker University football team will turn its attention to conference play this weekend as it hosts new Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Peru (Neb.) State College.
The Wildcats racked up 488 yards of total offense while only allowing 257 yards against Ottawa. Baker shut out the Braves 24-0 in the second half after leading 17-16 at halftime. It was the Wildcats’ first nonconference win in 10 years.
9.3.11 | Cross Country
Wildcat runners open with wins at Maple Leaf Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s cross country teams got their seasons started in style on Saturday afternoon, winning the Maple Leaf Invitational.
Sophomore Lauran Jaqua (Lansing, Kan.) took first place on the ladies side with a time of 15:43 in the 4k. Ashley McBride (Olathe, Kan.) took third and Kerry Kurta (Overland Park, Kan.) took fourth to round out the top five with respective times of 16:01 and 16:12. Lindsey McDonald of Park University took second with a time of 15:55.
9.3.11 | Football
Wildcats roll in conference opener 55-12 over Peru State
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football welcomed Peru State into the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a commanding 55-12 victory on Saturday evening.
Baker amassed 468 yards of total offense, while limiting Peru State to just 111 yards of total offense.
Baker got on the scoreboard just seven minutes into the first quarter after driving 51 yards on three plays courtesy of a Jake Morse touchdown pass to Jake Green.
9.4.11 | Men's Soccer
Men’s soccer improves to 4-0 with victory over Columbia College
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men continue to ride a wave of 1-0 shutout victories. Saturday afternoon the Wildcats defeated Columbia College 1-0 for their fourth victory of the season.
Steven Stewart scored the game winning goal in the 41st minute when he beat Columbia goalkeeper Matt McKenna on a blast towards the right post.
“That goal really settled us heading into the half,” said head coach Nate Houser. “Our defense did a great job in the second half settling in and dealing with their pressure.”
9.6.11 | Men's Soccer
Men’s soccer jumps to No. 18 in latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 4-0 start with four shutouts has moved the Baker men’s soccer team back into the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll as announced by the national office Tuesday afternoon.
Baker is coming off a 1-0 shutout victory over Columbia College (Mo.) on Friday. Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Bickley has recorded three shutouts on the season and was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
9.7.11 | Volleyball
Volleyball team opens up HAAC play with commanding victory
MARSHALL, Mo. – It took just more than an hour for the Baker University volleyball team to claim its first conference victory of the season. The Wildcats (4-5 overall, 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) opened the HAAC with a three-set victory over Missouri Valley on Tuesday, winning 25-20, 25-16 and 25-19.
Senior outside hitter Christina Delladio led the offensive effort, cranking out 14 kills. Junior Jana Boss was stellar yet again, chipping in 27 assists.
9.9.11 | Soccer
No. 16 Wildcats escape past John Brown 4-3
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – The Baker women’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead on Friday afternoon thanks to Alexa Fryer’s two early goals.
The Wildcats held JBU scoreless and allowed just three shots until the final eight seconds of the first half when Adrienne Kennedy scored a key goal heading into the break.