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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 21:06

Baker Stays Perfect at Home

Renata Dill (left) and Sara Slater (right) will take on Ottawa on the road this Thursday at 7 p.m. Renata Dill (left) and Sara Slater (right) will take on Ottawa on the road this Thursday at 7 p.m.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team improved to a perfect 7-0 at home and a stellar 4-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a three set win over Avila University on Tuesday night at the Collins Center, (25-11, 25-21, 25-11).

Baker improves to 15-6 overall and 4-0 in the HAAC, while Avila falls to 5-14 and 0-4 in the conference.

Baker hasn't dropped a set at home since its five set win against John Brown back on Sept. 6 and have won 21 straight sets in the friendly confines of Collins Center.

But Baker will be tested in its final two matches of the year, as they host No. 5 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Evangel University on Tuesday, Oct. 22., both at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday night, Baker held Avila to a poor hitting percentage of -.077 and gave up just 14 total kills. As a team on offense, Baker had 38 kills.

Hannah Bettge served up 27 assists and the Wildcats had 8.5 total team blocks. Renata Dill had 19 digs on the night and Bettge was also in double figures with 11.

Danielle French and Shannon McCarty tied for the team lead in kills with seven and Jasmyn Turner and Crystal Simon each had six kills apiece.

Baker will hit the road on Thursday to take on Ottawa University at 7 p.m.



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