10.31.09 | Football
Baker takes down William Jewell 26-6
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon when they took on conference rival William Jewell College. Richie Bryant led the way for the Baker offense amassing 228 yards of total offense, 151 yards on the ground and 77 receiving.
Baker broke the game open in the 3rd quarter when senior quarterback Mack Brown threw a 77 yard touchdown pass to Bryant to put the Wildcats ahead 19-6.
Quarterback Mack Brown continues to close in on the 8,000 yard mark for his career. With his 130 yards of passing today he now sits at 7,910 yards in his career ranking No. 1 all-time on the Baker charts.
11.3.09 | Soccer, Volleyball
Soccer & volleyball close out their regular seasons tonight
On Friday, the women's game between Baker and Culver-Stockton didn’t look like a key match in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings. However, tonight Baker will play a match that means everything in the HAAC standings. Baker comes into play 6-2 in the HAAC, while Graceland sits at 8-0, two games ahead of Baker.
Alix Schiraldi leads the team offensively with nine goals and six assists on the season. Maggie Dupes continues her stellar play in goal, recording her 10th shutout of the season with the 6-0 defeat of Culver-Stockton.
The Baker men come into play tonight 4-1-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while Graceland sits at 5-3, just half a game behind Baker. Luke Haidarovic (pictured) leads the way offensively for the ’Cats after netting his first hat trick of the season Friday against Culver-Stockton College. Haidarovic leads the team in goals with nine on the year.
Alex Burton keeps the Baker goal on lockdown, recording his seventh shutout of the season against Culver-Stockton.
11.3.09 | Baker Soccer
Women fall 2-0, men tie 0-0 in double overtime to Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - In a game that seemed like it was dominated by Baker, it was Baker that ended up on the short end falling 2-0 to Graceland University.
The Wildcats outshot the Yellow Jackets 12-4 in the contest, Graceland goalkeeper Leslie Danner was stellar in goal stopping all 12 shots against.
Graceland got on the scoreboard 18 minutes into the contest when Karina Vega placed a perfect corner kick into the middle of the box for Shay Eskridge. Eskridge headed the ball over Maggie Dupes of Baker to give Graceland the early 1-0 advantage.
11.5.09 | Men's Basketball
Baker travels to Central Methodist Invitational to begin 2009 season
Fayette, MO. - The Baker University men's basketball team will kick off their 2009 campaign Friday evening when they take on the University of St. Mary at the Central Methodist Invitational.
Seniors Brock Entner (pictured) and Malcolm Greer will look to lead the way for a handful of newcomers and transfers added to the Baker lineup. Greer was the Wildcats' leading scorer in 2008, averaging 13.5 points per game, while Entner sat just behind Greer at 11.6 points per game.
11.6.09 | Women's Basketball
Baker women take on NW Oklahoma State in season opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women start their 2009 season Friday when they take on Northwest Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. Returning starters Audrey Bryant and Aubree Gustin will look to provide the team with an early spark this season. Gustin led the team in scoring last season averaging 12.1 points per game, while Bryant chipped in with 8.9 points per game.
Jenna Brantley (pictured) and Brooke Soske will be the only returning nonstarting juniors from last season's squad. Brantley averaged 3.5 points per game while coming off the bench in 2008. Look for Brantley to pursue a more active role running the offense in the 2009 campaign.
Transfers Emily Gibson (Washburn), JaNeil Robinson (Cowley CC), Brittany Hines (Hutchinson CC), Courtney Goodrum (Cowley CC), and Cameron Roland (Kansas City Kansas CC), will give an added scoring punch to all spots in the lineup.
11.6.09 | Women's Basketball
Northwestern Oklahoma State takes down Baker in season opener
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Newcomer Brittany Hines (Hutchinson CC transfer) led the way for the Wildcats Friday evening scoring 12 points off 4-10 shooting from the field. Emily Gibson (Washburn transfer), chipped in 11 points off 3-11 shooting from the field.
Heading into halftime the Wildcats led 25-24 thanks to a buzzer beating shot from Aubree Gustin as time expired.
The Wildcats were outscored 31-25 in the second half. Emily Gibson (picture) led the way defensively pulling down 7 rebounds and blocking 2 shots. Northwestern Oklahoma State improved to 2-0 on the season with the 55-50 victory.
11.7.09 | Football
Baker football takes down Evangel 24-17
SPRINGFIELD, MO. - Baker football kept their 2009 postseason hopes alive on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Evangel University 24-17.
Senior running back Richie Bryant got the Wildcats on the scoreboard first when he took a touchdown in just four minutes into the game. Bryant finished the day with 114-yards rushing and 1 touchdown.
Senior Derek Doerfler put the Wildcats ahead 10-0 when he nailed a 32-yard field goal with 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Evangel didn't get on the scoreboard until late in the 2nd quarter when they returned a Danny Ohmes punt 66-yards for a touchdown.
11.7.09 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball rolls into the second round of HAAC Playoffs
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats didn't waste any time moving on in the HAAC playoffs. Baker took down MidAmerica Nazarene in three-straight sets (27-25, 25-17, 26-24).
Brooke Pryor (pictured) led the way offensively with 23 kills. NAIA leader Brooke Allen continued her dominance as the best defensive specialist in the nation, recording 27 digs.
Pryor closed the game out with a floor-thumping kill to close out set three 26-24.
Baker will be back in action Wednesday when they host round 2 of the HAAC playoffs at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center.