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Women’s soccer moves to 3-1

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

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The women’s soccer team came out on top against Ottawa University Sept. 2, creating a three-win start to its season. However, the Wildcats fell to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in their home opener on Saturday.

In the match-up against Ottawa the game remained scoreless after the first half. Overall the Braves out-shot Baker 16 to 6, but the three shots on goal were all that Baker needed. Sophomore Megan Johnson, junior Krista Hooper and senior Jenna Carducci all scored second-half goals, leading to a 3-0 shutout.

Sophomore Rachel Hunt made five saves to earn the second shutout of the season.

In Saturday’s game against Oklahoma Wesleyan, Baker earned an early lead as junior Keeley Atkin scored in the 27th minute. Atkin scored off of a corner kick from junior Jessica Hillebert.

Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Kaja Cremin tied the game before halftime. The Eagles had 11 shots in the second half. Cremin scored again, and then a goal in the 84th minute put the game away for the Eagles.

The loss was a difficult one, but the BU women never gave up. Baker put 8 of 18 shots on goal. Atkins provided 10 shots for the ‘Cats. The Wildcats just were not able to put more in the net.

The Wildcats will take on the Park University Pirates on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Parkville, Mo. The Pirates are 2-1 so far this season.

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