Baker women’s soccer improves to 7-2-1
Despite picking up two wins last week, the Baker University women’s soccer team dropped one spot in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Women’s Soccer Poll, falling from No. 12 to No. 13.
The Wildcats defeated Mid-America Christian, 3-0, on Friday night and Central Methodist, 2-1, on Sunday evening both at Liston Stadium.
Baker is 7-2-1 on the year and 1-0 in the HAAC and has won six of its last seven matches.
The team edged past Central Methodist, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon to improve to 7-2-1 on the year and earned its first Heart of America Athletic Conference victory of 2012.
The Eagles fell to 6-3 and 0-1 in the HAAC. After a defensive battle in the first half and the score tied at 0-0 at halftime, senior Jordan Dolbin finally put Baker on the board in the 60th minute with a penaltykick goal past keeper Brittany Andert.
Dolbin took a game high five shots and as a team the Wildcats took 12, with eight coming in the first half and four in the second.
Alexa Fryer scored 10 minutes later in the 70th minute off of a beautiful pass in the box from Dolbin. The goal was the seventh on the season for Fryer, which leads the team.
With just a few minutes remaining in regulation, Jordie Retzlaff brought the Eagles within one goal with a score in the 86th minute with the assist going to teammate Christine Ehrmann.
Finola Corley had two shots on goal for Baker and Shalynn Eldredge-McMillan added two shots and one on goal, only four Wildcats attempted a shot on Sunday.
Baker will take a few days off before its next HAAC game on Saturday, Oct. 6 when they travel to Kansas City, Mo., to take on Avila University at 1 p.m.