Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Baker sports briefs

September 29, 2005

Baker football team
drops fourth game

The Baker University football team, searching for its first victory of the season, lost a 37-36 heartbreaker to Evangel University Saturday in Springfield, Mo.
Sophomore quarterback Kendall Bradley threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Brandon Crosby had 12 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore running back Micah Mason gained 72 yards on 17 carries to lead the Wildcats (0-4).
Baker plays Central Methodist at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liston Stadium in the Wildcats' homecoming game.

BU men's soccer
adds two wins

The Baker University men's soccer team won two conference contests over the weekend despite being displaced from its normal home turf.
Forced to play at Rockhurst University because of wet field conditions, Baker defeated Graceland University 2-0 and Culver-Stockton College 4-1 to push its record to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the HAAC.

BU women's soccer team
splits two HAAC games
The Baker University women's soccer team split its HAAC games played at Rockhurst. The Wildcats lost to Graceland, ranked No. 3 in NAIA, 3-1 on Saturday. Baker led most of the first half before the Yellow Jackets tied the game just before halftime and pulled away with two late goals to extend their unbeaten streak to 30 consecutive games. Baker defeated Culver-Stockton 2-1 Sunday to improve to 3-3 and 1-1 in conference play.

Wildcat volleyball
keeps on winning
The Baker University volleyball team competed in the MidAmerica Nazarene Invitational Friday and Saturday.
The Wildcats dropped their first match to NAIA No. 18 Hastings College, 3-0, before winning the next four matches. Baker defeated McPherson College 3-1 before shutting out Ottawa University, Southwestern College and Sterling College to improve to 15-7.

Baker tennis squads
wrap up fall season
Several Baker University men's and women's tennis players performed well at the Fall Small College ITA Central Regional Tournament Friday through Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
Junior Marti Eidson, Baker's No. 1 singles player, placed second in the singles tournament and teamed with junior Megan Lamb to reach the semifinals in the women's doubles tournament.
Juniors Jose Mota and Joe Ahmadian made it to the doubles semifinal in the men's tournament but lost to Graceland 8-6.

BU runners battle
Tough competition
The Baker University men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Freshmen Amber Keith and Alex Dingman were the top finishers for the Wildcats. Keith placed 168th out of 272 in 21:16.82. Dingman finished 250th out of 306 in 28:53.74.

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