Archive for Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baker University sports roundup

November 5, 2009

Volleyball caps regular season with sweep

Baker University swept MidAmerica Nazarene 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 on Tuesday at the Collins Center to close the regular season with a 31-3 match record.

The Wildcats, who have won seven matches in a row and finished 9-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, will host a first-round conference tournament match on Saturday at the Collins Center. A time has yet to be announced.

Graceland blanks Baker women’s soccer

Baker University closed the regular season with a 2-0 women’s soccer loss to Graceland on Tuesday at Liston Stadium.

The Wildcats outshot the Yellow Jackets 12-4 in the loss.

Graceland scored 18 minutes into the contest when Karina Vega placed a perfect corner kick into the middle of the box for Shay Eskridge, who headed the ball for the goal.

Late in the game, Graceland’s Gisela Arrieta connected on a direct kick from the top of the box past a diving Maggie Dupes.

Baker (12-6 overall and 6-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) will return to action next week when it is host to the first round of the HAAC playoffs. Times for the postseason tournament have not been announced.

Wildcats’ men’s soccer team ties Graceland

Graceland and Baker played to a 0-0 tie in the Wildcats’ men’s soccer finale on Tuesday at Liston Stadium.

Baker goalie Alex Burton stopped all 13 shots he faced.

Baker (11-2-5 overall and 4-1-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) will be host to a first-round conference game next week. Times for the postseason tournament have not been announced.

Baker women shutout Culver-Stockton

Baker, after a scoreless first half, blanked Culver-Stockton 6-0 in women’s soccer on Friday at Liston Stadium for its 11th shutout of the season.

Jenny Haynes scored eight minutes into the second half after receiving a cross from Christine Janssens. Fourteen minutes later Christine Janssens netted a goal on a pass from the corner by Alix Schiraldi. Ashley Ukena, Schiraldi, Cara Hollinsworth and Rachel Shepard capped the Wildcat scoring. Schiraldi leads the squad with nine goals.

Haidarovic nets hat trick in win over Culver-Stockton

No. 16-ranked Baker cruised to a 7-0 men’s soccer victory over Culver-Stockton on Friday at Liston Stadium for its fifth shutout of the season.

Senior Luke Haidarovic scored the first three goals, posting his first hat trick of the season. Sophomore Steven Stewart chipped in two goals, one late in the first half and one early in the second period. Matt Germain and Nick Aguilar completed the scoring.

Volleyball team defeats rival William Jewell

Baker University’s volleyball team posted its sixth consecutive victory with a four-set win over William Jewell on Oct. 27.

The Wildcats (30-3) beat the Cardinals, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22.

Offensively the Wildcats were led by junior Christina Delladio, who recorded 15 kills. Conference kills leader Brooke Pryor had 12. Defensively, Brooke Allen had 46 digs in the contest and continues to lead the NAIA with 6.8 digs per set.

Wrestling opens on Saturday

Baker University’s wrestling program will make its debut on Saturday at Baldwin Junior High. The wrestling dual against York (Neb.) College will begin at 7 p.m.

Wildcats to open at Central Methodist Classic

Baker University’s men’s basketball team will open this weekend at the Central Methodist Classic in Fayette, Mo. The Wildcats will play St. Mary at 5 p.m. Friday and Ottawa at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Baker’s home opener is Tuesday, Nov. 10, against Friends. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center.

Baker to be host to Baker Classic

Baker University’s women’s basketball team will open its season this weekend at the Baker Classic at the Collins Center. The Wildcats will play Northwestern State at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Oklahoma Baptist at 3 p.m. Saturday. William Jewell is the other team in the tournament.

Runners to compete at the HAAC championship

Baker’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will run Saturday at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships in Marshall, Mo.

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