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Senior gives ‘Cats first win of season

Senior gives ‘Cats first win of season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

After conceding a goal in the 78th minute of Saturday’s game against Ashford University, the story for the women’s soccer team seemed similar to their 2013 season. They would make one mistake late in the game and give up a goal to lose or tie. That explained their 7-5-7 record. However, this mistake...

2014 Women’s Soccer Preview

2014 Women’s Soccer Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Last year did not provide the dream season that the women’s soccer team was expecting. The Wildcats finished with a 7-5-7 record and 3-2-2 in the HAAC and missed out on the national tournament for the first time since 2009. Their defense was simply fantastic as they gave up only 18 goals in 19 games....

Sporting KC strengthens soccer’s popularity

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Sporting Kansas City won the Major League Soccer Cup championship in 2013. Those of us who follow the team know how big of a deal this is for Kansas City, but many people haven't been along for the ride and don't understand how Sporting KC has become a brand name in the Kansas City area. As the 2014...

Phillips named head women’s soccer coach

Story by Lauren Bechard
March 9, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

When junior soccer player Shelby Schiraldi saw Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar walk into her team meeting, she knew something serious was up. Davy Phillips What she didn’t know, however, is that the head coach she played for the past three years wouldn’t be on the sidelines...

Women’s soccer season ends in shootout

Story by Lauren Bechard
November 11, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University women’s soccer season came down to penalty kicks in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats ultimately ended their season to MidAmerica Nazarene University during the shootout, falling 3-2. In spite of the 16 shots...

Soccer teams prepare for playoffs

Story by Lauren Bechard
November 8, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University soccer teams will compete in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament this weekend. The men’s squad will enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed and the women are ranked fifth in their bracket. Men’s soccer Senior Andy Griffin has one word for...

Women’s soccer secures spot in conference tournament

Story by Lauren Bechard
October 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Following a 4-0 victory over Central Methodist University, the Baker University women’s soccer team secured a spot in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament. The Wildcats finished the regular season tied for fourth with MidAmerica Nazarene University. The shutout over CMU on Saturday...

Avila keeps undefeated record alive against BU

Story by Lauren Bechard
October 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Despite an effort to ruin Avila University's undefeated record, the Baker University women's soccer team fell to the Eagles 1-0 on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats fell to 5-5-6 overall and 1-2-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while the Eagles improved to 15-0-1. Each team...

Women’s soccer ties again, searches for win

Story by Lauren Bechard
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Midway through their regular seasons, the Baker University soccer teams took a break from Heart of America Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats headed to Nebraska, where they took on the Hastings Broncos on Wednesday. A 1-1 draw against the Broncos would give the BU women’s team its sixth tie...

Women’s soccer picks up fifth tie

Story by Lauren Bechard
October 11, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

A scoreless match against MidAmerica Nazarene University gave the No. 23 Baker women's soccer team its fifth tie of the season on Wednesday. Junior captain Shelby Schiraldi said tying is fine with her, but she thinks anybody is crazy who wouldn’t rather have a win. “I would take a tie over...

Women’s soccer remains undefeated in HAAC play

Story by Lauren Bechard
October 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 25 Baker University women’s soccer team held the No. 11 Graceland University Yellowjackets in a 2-2 tie Saturday to remain undefeated in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats are now 5-3-4 on the season and 1-0-1 in HAAC play. All of the goals scored in the game came...

Soccer teams improve to 1-0 in HAAC play

Story by Lauren Bechard
September 30, 2013
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University soccer teams are each 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after taking down Culver-Stockton College. The men's and women's teams traveled to Canton, Mo., to kick off their conference schedules on Saturday. On the men’s side of the action, their 4-0 victory over...

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