9.27.11 | Volleyball & Soccer
BU volleyball welcomes HAAC foe Central Methodist Tuesday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team will have its first home conference match of the season on Tuesday evening against Central Methodist University.
Baker (12-10, 2-0 HAAC) sits atop the conference standings after knocking off Missouri Valley College and Evangel University. The Eagles (3-9, 0-3 HAAC) are riding a four-match losing streak with their most recent defeat on Sept. 20 at MidAmerica Nazarene.
Savannah Smith (2.4 kills per set) and Jana Boss (8.1 assists per set) continue to pace the Wildcat offense. HAAC leaders Brooke Allen (5.6 digs per set) and Christina Delladio (1.2 blocks per set) anchor the defense.
9.27.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 12 Baker women cruise past Oklahoma Wesleyan 3-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The 12th ranked Baker women’s soccer team improved to 6-1 on the year Tuesday evening defeating Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3-0.
Bailey Sosa put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal in the 42nd minute courtesy of a great ball into the box from Alix Schiraldi. Baker took a 1-0 lead into halftime and never looked back.
Alix Schiraldi gave BU its second goal just four minutes out of the break on a ball from Ashley Ukena. Alexa Fryer added a goal 10 minutes later as Baker cruised to the 3-0 victory.
9.27.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 10 Baker men improve to 9-0 on the season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team remains undefeated as they defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan University 4-2 on Tuesday evening.
Ethan Bauer put Baker on the scoreboard early with a quick turnaround blast from 30-yards out in the 13th minute.
Andy Griffin added to the tally in the 29th minute when he put a header in off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes and Cameron Zimmerman would add to that tally in the 35th minute to give BU a 3-0 lead at the break.
9.28.11 | Women's Basketball
Local star Ericka Simpson signs with Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Area high school girls basketball standout Ericka Simpson has signed with Baker University, Wildcat head coach Ben Lister announced on Wednesday.
Simpson, a senior point guard from Spring Hill High School, signed her letter of intent with the Wildcats on Sept. 14.
“We could not have been more pleased with the addition of Ericka to our program,” Lister said. “She is an excellent student-athlete. Her ability to play the one or two will allow us to utilize her skill set in multiple ways. We are fortunate to have her join our program.”
10.1.11 | Football
Wildcats host No. 8 MNU Saturday afternoon in blackout game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will look for another marquee victory at Liston Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-2 overall, 2-2 HAAC) are coming off a 38-7 defeat last week to No. 6 Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.
Saturday also marks the Wildcats’ ‘BLACKOUT’ game. All Baker fans are encouraged to wear black T-shirts to the game, or purchase the custom-made blackout T-shirts at the Baker tent at Liston.
10.1.11 | Football
No. 8 MidAmerica escapes past Baker 33-30
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Eighth-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene got a scare on Saturday afternoon as they managed to escape Liston Stadium with a 33-30 victory.
Andrew Kimrey put the Wildcats on the board first with a field goal with 6:37 remaining in the first quarter, but MNU quickly responded scoring in less than two minutes to take back the lead on a Sean Ransburg touchdown pass to Branden Phillips.
BU’s highlight play of the first half came on a double pass from Jake Morse to Xavier Lewis, who then threw a 38-yard touchdown strike to Jake Green, giving Baker a 10-7 lead.
10.2.11 | Soccer
Men improve to 10-0; women upset by CMU
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University women’s soccer team got tripped up in its HAAC opener on Sunday afternoon, falling to Central Methodist University, 2-1.
Lindie Adair scored both CMU goals in the ninth and 48th minutes respectively.
Ashley Mauck scored the lone Baker goal in the 64th minute courtesy of a ball from Alix Schiraldi.
The Wildcats (6-2, 0-1 HAAC) outshot the Eagles 20 to 12 overall. BU goalkeeper Maggie Dupes made five saves in the contest.
10.3.11 | Cross Country
BU men take third; women grab fifth at Planet Sub Invite
EMPORIA, Kan. – The Baker University cross country teams had another successful outing this past weekend at Emporia State University.
The Baker men’s squad took third place behind NCAA schools Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State University.
Aaron Caldwell led the way yet again for the BU men grabbing 15th overall with a time of 26:11.18 in the men’s 8k race. Corey Clark finished 26th with a time of 26:31.90 and Eric Larson rounded out the top three with a time of 26:46.06, good enough for 34th overall.