“I thought we created our own luck today,” said head coach Nate Houser. “The elements played a part for both teams, but I really don’t think there was an advantage for either team.”
Baker took a 1-0 advantage into halftime, while outshooting the Bruins 18-4.
Just six minutes into the second half Baker struck again thanks to another ball into the box from Jordan Dolbin to Alix Schiraldi.
“We put ourselves in the right places today,” Houser added. “Instead of sitting on the lead we went out there and attacked them. I couldn’t be happier for the girls.”
Bellevue added their only tally of the game in the 74th minute when Meredith Shuman struck from 40-yards out on a ball that caught the downwind and sailed over the head of Baker goalkeeper Rachel Theobald.
Baker (14-3-1) outshot Bellevue (14-2-3) 20-11 overall in the contest, but were even in shots on goal at five apiece.
The Wildcats move on to the final round of 16 in Decatur, Ala., where they will face Martin Methodist (Tenn.) for the second consecutive season on Nov. 28.
View the box score here.