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9.14.11 | Volleyball

Baker volleyball upsets NCAA DII Southwest Baptist University

Upset Special

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.

9.13.11 | Volleyball

Wildcats upset Evangel 3-2 on the road

BU vs Evangel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Head coach Kathy Allen knew her team would learn some lessons from the stiff competition they faced earlier in the season – Tuesday evening it paid off.

Baker (7-7, 2-0 HAAC) defeated Evangel (11-2, 0-1 HAAC) giving them just their second overall loss of the season and first conference defeat.

Juniors Savannah Smith and Jana Boss led the way offensively recording 15 kills and 29 assists respectively. Defensively senior Christina Delladio added four blocks and senior Brooke Allen chipped in with 13 digs.

9.9.11 | Volleyball

Baker goes 2-0 in day one of Wildcat Invitational

BU day one

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker volleyball team got off to a hot start at the 2011 Baker Invitational as they defeated Midland University 3-0 in the afternoon and Oklahoma City University 3-0 in the nightcap.

Sydney Pemberton led the ‘Cats against Midland recording 8 kills, while Jana Boss chipped in with 20 assists. Libero Brooke Allen had nine digs.

Christina Delladio and Jana Boss led Baker offensively in the nightcap, each recording 7 kills. Jana Boss added 20 helpers.

9.7.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball team opens up HAAC play with commanding victory


MARSHALL, Mo. – It took just more than an hour for the Baker University volleyball team to claim its first conference victory of the season. The Wildcats (4-5 overall, 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) opened the HAAC with a three-set victory over Missouri Valley on Tuesday, winning 25-20, 25-16 and 25-19.

Senior outside hitter Christina Delladio led the offensive effort, cranking out 14 kills. Junior Jana Boss was stellar yet again, chipping in 27 assists.

9.5.11 | Volleyball

Allen and Boss named HAAC Players of the Week

Allen and Boss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After finishing the weekend 2-2 at the Bellevue Invitational, senior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.) and junior Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) were selected as the HAAC Libero and Setter of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

Allen averaged 5.79 digs per game while posting a reception percentage of .938 with four service aces. Boss averaged 8.14 assists, while also tallying 2.43 kills per game. The Wildcats highlighted the weekend with a 3-1 victory over #20 Dordt (Iowa).

9.3.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball team goes 2-2 at Bellevue Invitational

Jasmyn Turner

BELLEVUE, Neb. – The Baker University volleyball team split its weekend games after sweeping Friday’s matches against No. 20 Dordt College (Neb.) and Concordia University (Neb.)

Three players added to the offensive attack against No. 20 Dordt. Savannah Smith, Jana Boss and Jasmyn Turner all recorded double digit kills, Boss also racked up 35 assists. Brooke Allen had 22 digs in the Wildcats 3-1 victory.

The second match of the day saw the Wildcats defeat Concordia (Neb.) 3-0. Savannah Smith and Jasmyn Turner each led the team with eight kills apiece.

8.29.11 | Volleyball

Volleyball team goes 1-3 in opening weekend


ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Baker University volleyball team traveled to Orange City, Iowa this past weekend and went 1-3 in the Red Raider Classic.

Baker dropped its opening match to No. 12 Doane (Neb.) 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 19-25, 9-25). Christina Delladio and Sydney Pemberton led the way offensively, each recording 10 kills. Libero Brooke Allen had 19 digs.

BU’s only victory of the weekend came against Briar Cliff (Iowa) in the second match of the tournament, as the Wildcats defeated the chargers 3-2 in comeback fashion after dropping the first three sets. Christina Delladio led the way with 12 kills while Savannah Smith added 10. Setter Jana Boss had 32 assists.

8.18.11 | Volleyball

Baker volleyball team looks to capture HAAC title

2011 Season Preview

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head Baker University volleyball coach Kathy Allen believes the 2011 squad is one of her best in 14 years guiding the Wildcats.

The Wildcats return AVCA All-American and Heart of America Athletic Conference Libero of the Year Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), 2010 blocking leader senior Christina Delladio (Bonner Springs, Kan.), and the 2010 Heart of America Athletic All-Conference setter Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.).

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