Baker University sports roundup
Alumni Office, Baldwin State Bank to host pregame chili feed
The Baker University Alumni Office and Baldwin State Bank will host a chili feed before Saturday's NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Opening Round game between Baker and Park University at Liston Stadium.
The free chili feed behind the Baldwin State Bank scoreboard begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to Wildcat soccer fans. Chili, potato soup and cornbread will be served.
Starting time for the Baker-Park playoff game is 7 p.m.
Baker volleyball closes with a loss in HAAC championship match
Lindenwood toppled Baker University in three games on Saturday in the Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball championship at St. Charles, Mo.
The Lions swept the Wildcats 25-23, 25-9, 25-9 to snap Baker’s five-match winning streak. Baker finished the season with a 23-13 record.
Baker reached the championship match with a 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20 victory over Evangel in the semifinals.
Rachael Solis led the Wildcats against Evangel with 17 kills. Alexis Pryor chipped in 12, followed by 11 from Christina Delladio. Jayde Allen, the conference libero of the week, led the team in digs, with 21.
Men fall twice at Ottawa Classic
Baker University’s men’s basketball team dropped two games at the weekend Ottawa Classic.
The Wildcats lost 91-71 to Ottawa on Friday before falling 81-69 to McPherson on Saturday.
Against Ottawa, Nick Iversen scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Wildcats. Brock Entner (12 points) and Drew Berg (11) also scored in double figures.
In the loss to McPherson, Heath Baird scored 17 points, including five three-pointers, to pace Baker. Justin Houser (15 points) and Malcolm Greer (14) also scored in double figures. Houser had 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats and Entner had eight assists.
The Wildcats (1-3) will play host to Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. tonight before traveling to Topeka on Tuesday to play Washburn in an exhibition.
Wildcats go 2-0 at Benedictine Classic
Baker University’s women’s basketball team rolled to two victories at the weekend Benedictine Classic in Atchison.
The Wildcats beat Park 67-53 on Friday and toppled Ottawa 69-49 on Saturday.
Against Park, Lauren Shufelberger scored 20 points, including 4 of 4 from the three-point range. Audrey Bryant scored 11 points, including 7 of 10 free throws.
Against Ottawa, the Wildcats held a commanding 42-12 lead at halftime. Shufelberger and Kaitlin Schneden scored 12 points apiece to lead Baker.
The Wildcats were 4-1 heading into Tuesday’s home game against Kansas Wesleyan. Baker will play tonight at Southwestern and Tuesday at Friends.