Archive for Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Baker sports roundup

October 22, 2003

Pulvers may win 100th game today

The men's soccer team won both of its games last week, putting head coach Ron Pulvers just one victory away from his 100th win.

The Wildcats defeated MidAmerica Nazarene University 2-1 Oct. 15 in Olathe, then pounded Culver-Stockton College 5-0 Saturday at home.

Baker's next game is against Benedictine College at 4 p.m. today in Atchison. Benedictine is 6-8 overall and 3-4 in Heart of America Athletic Conference games. Baker is 10-5 overall and 5-2 in Heart of America Athletic Conference games, and re-entered the NAIA Top 25 last week.

The Wildcats will host two games this weekend. Baker takes on Graceland University at 2 p.m. Saturday, then faces Friends University at 1 p.m. Sunday to conclude the regular season.

Women's soccer team on verge of postseason berth

A 5-1 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene University Oct. 15 in Olathe and a 3-1 win over Culver-Stockton College Saturday at home has propelled Baker to the fifth spot in the NAIA Region V rankings.

The Wildcats have won their last three games to increase their record to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in conference games. Baker will travel to Parkville, Mo., today to take on Park University at 5 p.m. in a non-conference match.

The team hosts Graceland University at noon on Saturday and concludes the regular season at noon on Nov. 1 against Benedictine College.

Hallauer breaks own 10k school record

Senior Matt Hallauer of Holton broke his own school record in the 10-kilometer (6.25-mile) run at the Chile Pepper Festival Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Chile Pepper is Baker's only 10k race of the year. Hallauer finished in 32:47, nine seconds faster than last season. Senior Jimmy Gillispie of Baldwin City finished in 34:57, 10 seconds faster than last season and the fourth-fastest 10k in Baker history.

In the women's race, junior Jessica Barrand of Topeka led the Wildcats with a time of 24:23 in the six-kilometer (3.75-mile) race. It was the sixth-fastest 6k in Baker history.

Baker has this weekend off in preparation for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Nov. 1 at the Baldwin City Golf Course. The women's race is at 11 a.m., and the men's race is at 11:45 a.m.

Basketball season-openers on Nov. 1

The men's and women's basketball teams will open the 2003-04 season against Haskell Indian Nations University Nov. 1 in Lawrence.

Tipoff for the women's game is at 5:30 p.m. Baker is led by first-team all-conference junior Erin Robinson of Topeka. With Robinson at guard, the Wildcats again had one of the best offenses in the program's history. Robinson led the 'Cats in minutes played, assists and steals and was second in points.

The men's game begins at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats return their top two scorers and rebounders in senior Pedro Dos Santos of Goiannia, Brazil, and junior Josh Flett of Wellsville. Baker also returns senior guard Brandon McDonnell of Topeka, an honorable mention all-conference selection last season. The roster also includes seven freshmen.

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