Lady 'Cats defeat Missouri Baptist
The Baker women continued their hot streak on Saturday posting a 5-0 shutout over Missouri Baptist University. Alix Schiraldi continued her goal -coring streak netting her fourth goal of the season en route to victory. Also chipping in with goals were Ashley Ukena, Mikayla Medlock, Jen Sampson and Cara Hollingsworth.
Baker will take the field again tomorrow afternoon when they face McKendree College. The Baker women improved their overall record to 2-1 on the season.
Lady 'Cats fall in season opener to Hastings College
The 2009 campaign has officially started for the 2009 Baker women's soccer team. Alix Schiraldi (pictured) scored the first goal of the season for the 'Cats giving them the early 1-0 lead. Late in the game Hastings battled back and tied the game up during the 71st minute on an unassisted goal from Jessica Carlson. Less than five minutes later Hastings struck again and took the lead en route to a 2-1 victory. Baker will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they look to get back on track against Morningside College.
Alix Schiraldi leads the way as Baker wins 3-0
After falling in their first game of the season on Saturday, the 'Cats came out firing on Sunday against Morningside. Alix Schiraldi (pictured) continued her scoring streak netting two goals in the first half of Sunday's contest. Also chipping in on the scoring was first-team All-HAAC performer Christine Janssens. Baker outshot Morningside by a 17-1 margin in the first 45 minutes of play. In the second half Morningside outshot Baker 4-3, leaving Baker with a 20-5 shot advantage in the game.
The women will be back in action again next Saturday when they travel to play Missouri Baptist University.
2009 Season Preview
Coming off a 10-8-2 record and second-round exit from the HAAC Tournament, the Baker women's soccer team is looking to make great strides this season. The team, led by captain Gina Schiraldi, returns a bevy of talent and experience, including Christine Janssens, a first-team All-HAAC performer who received All-American honorable mention. Other key returners include Mikayla Medlock, second-team all-HAAC, Chelsea Dunn, second-team all-HAAC; and Haley Oborny, third-team all-HAAC. Cal State Fullerton transfer Margaret Dupes looks to make an immediate impact. "With all starters returning and the addition of Margaret Dupes, we should be able to compete at a much higher level this season," said head coach Nate Houser. The Wildcats start the season with four straight road games and the MidAmerica Nazarene Tournament. A quick start before returning home will be crucial toward the success of the season.