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.
10.4.11 | Volleyball
Wildcats take share of first place; Allen wins career game 300
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team came through big in two ways on Tuesday evening as the team moved into a tie for first place and head coach Kathy Allen won her 300th game.
BU took set one 25-21, before falling in set two 16-25. The Wildcats rebounded in the third set 25-18 and closed out the game in dramatic fashion with a 26-24 victory.
Check back on www.bakerwildcats.com on Wednesday for the full story
10.5.11 | Men's Soccer
Men’s soccer team jumps four spots in latest Top 25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After winning its HAAC opener on Sunday evening, the Baker men’s soccer team (10-0, 1-0 HAAC) jumped to sixth nationally in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
Other HAAC schools in the Oct. 4 poll include Missouri Valley College (8-1-0), Benedictine College (10-0-0) and Graceland University (7-1-1).
“It’s fantastic that the hardwork of the team is being recognized nationally,” said head coach Nate Houser. “I think it’s great for the conference, but we’re really just more interested in where we end up at the end of the season.”
10.5.11 | Volleyball
Coach Allen ranks among BU’s best of all time
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Tuesday night will go down as one of the all-time special moments in Baker athletics history.
With a 3-1 victory over Graceland at the Collins Center, Wildcat head volleyball coach Kathy Allen recorded her 300th career win, becoming only the second Baker coach in any sport to achieve that milestone.
The longest tenured coach at Baker with 13 years of service, Allen’s teams annually rank among the elite in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and perform well in the classroom with five recent players earning NAIA scholar-athlete recognition.
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.