9.14.11 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball upsets NCAA DII Southwest Baptist University
BOLIVAR, Mo. – After defeating Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) rival Evangel University 3-2 on Tuesday night, the Baker women’s volleyball came back and did it again on Wednesday afternoon against Southwest Baptist University 3-1.
Three players led the way offensively for the Wildcats as Savannah Smith tallied a team high 14 kills, while Jana Boss and Christina Delladio each added 13.
Libero Brooke Allen and setter Jana Boss recorded season-highs in the contest with 34 digs and 36 assists respectively.
9.16.11 | Soccer
Wildcats face tough non-conference test against Oklahoma Baptist
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s soccer teams will have their hands full when they welcome Oklahoma Baptist University to Baldwin City on Friday afternoon.
The Baker women climbed two spots to No. 14 in the second edition of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Coaches’ Top 25 poll, released on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Alix Schiraldi continues to lead the offense with three goals on the season. Freshman goalkeeper Rachel Theobald has been steady in goal averaging 2.33 saves per contest, while posting a 1.54 goals against average.
9.16.11 | Soccer
Schiraldi’s early goals lift No. 14 Baker past Oklahoma Baptist
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Senior Alix Schiraldi scored two early goals as the Baker women’s soccer team cruised to victory over Oklahoma Baptist University 4-1 on Friday afternoon.
Courtney Anderson scored the lone goal for OBU in the 26th minute, but Jordan Dolbin and Kayla Infante answered with goals for the Wildcats in the 56th and 83rd minute respectively.
Baker goalkeeper Rachel Theobald made three saves in the contest.
9.16.11 | Football
Wildcats return home to play Central Methodist
Baker University, coming off its first loss of the season, will play host to Central Methodist in Heart of America Athletic Conference football on Saturday. Kickoff for the Baker Family Day contest is 6 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats (2-1 overall and 1-1 in the HAAC) suffered a 34-27 setback to Evangel last week after outscoring their first two opponents 96-28. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak. Central Methodist (1-1, 1-1) opened the season with 24-0 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene before bouncing back with a 30-0 shutout over Avila. The Eagles finished last season with a 3-7 record.
9.17.11 | Football
Huge fourth quarter propels Baker past CMU 31-7
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Throw away the first three quarters and look at the way the Wildcats played in the fourth quarter is probably what the coaches will be saying come Sunday morning.
Baker (3-1) trailed 10-7 heading into the fourth quarter after only capitalizing on one drive in the first half courtesy of a 31-yard field goal from Andrew Kimrey. Central Methodist (1-2) didn’t get on the scoreboard until the third quarter when the Eagles put together an eight play 62-yard scoring drive that was capped off by a Caleb Haynes touchdown run.
Baker turned on the after burners in the fourth.
9.17.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 13 Baker improves to 8-0 on the season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It was Family Weekend in Baldwin City and the Baker men’s soccer team proved why its 8-0 undefeated start is no joke. The Wildcats defeated Midland Luthern (Neb.) 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Josh Rydberg put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes just 1:48 into the game. Ben Coyle would score another Baker goal in the 54th minute, but Midland Lutheran quickly answered in the 56th minute on a goal from Rob Capewell.
9.18.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 14 Baker cruises past Ottawa 3-1
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The game itself was never really in question as the 14th ranked Baker women improved to 5-1 on Sunday evening at Liston Stadium.
Alix Schiraldi put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a header on a corner kick from Jordan Dolbin at 10:55.
Bre Hoener would add another goal at 34:02 on a blast from 30-yards out past a diving Lauren Peli, who was pulled immediately after.
9.19.11 | Volleyball
Boss and Allen named HAAC Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker junior Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) and senior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.) have been named HAAC Setter of the Week and HAAC Libero of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Boss claimed her second weekly setter award in three weeks as the Wildcats posted a 4-2 record last week. She had a pair of 40-plus assist performances, including 41 assists and 19 digs in a five-set win over Grand View (Iowa). She also had 11 kills, 36 assists, 12 digs and one block in a 3-1 win over NCAA DII Southwest Baptist.