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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 23:09

BU Defeats MNU

10.18.11 | Volleyball

Baker volleyball grabs key 3-1 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene

BU vs MANU

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team won a key HAAC match-up on Tuesday evening, defeating MidAmerica Nazarene 3-1.

After jumping out to an early 2-0 set lead, MidAmerica managed to battle back in the third set, and really made things interesting in the fourth before the Wildcats finally put the Pioneers away.

Three Baker players recorded double-digit kills as Savannah Smith led the offensive attack with 12, while Christina Delladio and Sydney Pemberton each added 11.

“I thought the crowd was great tonight,” said head coach Kathy Allen. “Not only did we put on a great show for our home fans, it all went to a great cause.”Fans

Tuesday evening marked the volleyball team’s annual ‘Dig Pink’ volleyball match, with all proceeds going to support breast cancer research.

With the victory, Baker takes a 1 ½ lead in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings. The Wildcats have two games remaining against Avila University on Oct. 25 and Peru State College on Nov. 1.

“I think we’ve put ourselves in a position to control our own destiny at this point,” Allen added. “We’ve just got to take care of business the rest of the way out.”

With one more victory, Baker would assure themselves of at least a tie for the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Title.

Baker is the only remaining undefeated team in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.

Splits: 25-22, 27-25, 22-5, 25-23

View the box score here.

2011 Volleyball Standings

School HAAC Overall GB Streak
Baker 7-0 1.000 22-10 .688 -- Won 11
MidAmerica Nazarene 5-1 .833 22-7 .759 1.5 Lost 1
Evangel 6-2 .750 26-5 .839 1.5 Won 2
Benedictine 4-2 .667 9-15 .375 2.5 Won 1
Graceland 4-3 .571 14-9 .609 3.0 Lost 1
Peru State 2-4 .333 6-15 .286 4.5 Lost 2
Missouri Valley 2-6 .250 13-10 .565 5.5 Lost 1
Culver-Stockton 1-3 .250 7-21 .250 4.5 Won 1
Avila 1-5 .167 11-13 .458 5.5 Lost 2
Central Methodist 1-7 .125 7-18 .280 6.5 Lost 1

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