Baker University sports roundup
No. 6 Wildcats improve to 11-0
No. 6-ranked Baker University improved to 11-0 with a 4-0 men’s victory over Graceland in men’s soccer on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Baker’s Tom Lowndes scored on back-to-back penalty kicks to provide the Wildcats a 2-0 advantage. Nick Ebmeyer added to the total in the 74th minute on a ball in the box from Odaine Sinclair. Richard Klein closed the game in the 85th minute after receiving a ball from Lowndes to give BU a 4-0 advantage.
“I thought it took a while for us to get comfortable, but once we got rolling and imposed ourselves we really had the ability to cause some problems for Graceland,” Wildcat head coach Nate Houser said.
Baker goalkeeper Matt Bickley recorded two saves for his sixth shutout of the season.
The Wildcats played Wednesday at MidAmerica Nazarene. Baker will play host to Avila at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Liston Stadium.
Dolbin scores twice to lead Baker
Junior midfielder Jordan Dolbin scored twice on Saturday at Liston Stadium, leading No. 19 Baker University to a 3-2 women’s soccer victory over Graceland.
Dolbin scored in the 17th minute from 22 yards out before Graceland tied in the 41st minute on a goal by Karina Vega. Senior midfielder Ashley Ukena scored the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute. Three minutes later Dolbin scored her second goal.
Baker (7-2) played on Wednesday at MidAmerica Nazarene. Baker will play host to Avila at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Liston Stadium.
Wildcats regroup with a victory over Avila
Coming off a close loss to MidAmerica Nazarene, Baker University bounced back with a 37-20 football victory over Avila on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
The Wildcats (4-3 overall, 3-3 Heart of America Athletic Conference) scored 20 points in the first quarter on two touchdown passes from Jake Morse and one rushing score by Kyle Bolton. Baker held a commanding 30-7 lead at halftime.
Morse completed 20 of 26 passes for 298 yards with three touchdowns. Tyler Hatcher (three receptions and 88 yards) and Jake Green (six receptions and 82 yards with one touchdown) led Baker’s receivers. Bolton finished as BU’s leading rusher with three carries for 66 yards with one touchdown.
Defensively, Trevor Bosak, Emmerson Clarke and Steve Sanders all recorded interceptions for Baker. Linebacker Adrian Pearson led the team with 13 tackles.
Idle this weekend, Baker will return to action Saturday, Oct. 22. Kickoff for the Wildcats homecoming game against Culver-Stockton is 1 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
Morse named conference offensive player of week
Baker University sophomore quarterback Jake Morse, Lenexa, Kan., was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference offensive player of the week on Monday for his performance against Avila on Saturday.
Morse completed 20 of 26 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, Morse has completed 127 of 208 passes for 1,573 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Volleyball squad claims fourth straight
Baker University’s volleyball team won its fourth straight match on Saturday, defeating Tabor College 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-17) at the Collins Center.
Christina Delladio led the Baker offense, recording seven kills and two blocks. Setter Jana Boss added 34 assists and libero Brooke Allen finished with 13 digs.
Allen (5.5 digs per set) and Delladio (1.3 blocks per set) lead the HAAC in their respective statistical categories.
Conference frontrunner Baker (15-10 overall, 4-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) traveled Tuesday to Benedictine College. Baker will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Culver-Stockton.