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Women’s soccer falls to MNU 1-0

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

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The Baker Wildcats came up short against Heart of America Athletic Conference rival MNU on Tuesday, following an explosive senior night victory against Avila last Friday.

The ‘Cats led the Pioneers in shots with eight in the first half and an additional six in the second.

Senior Kady Dieringer led Baker with two shots on goal and four shots total. Sophomore Jenna Lattimer was close behind with one shot on goal and three shots total.

The lone goal of the game came from MNU’s Savannah Moxley in the 86th minute. Despite the late goal, Baker senior goalkeeper Rachel Hunt had two saves during the match.

MNU goalkeeper Anesa Curic recorded four saves during the game, totaling 75 for the season so far.

With the loss, the Wildcats are now 6-3-2 in conference play and 6-6-4 overall.

The defeat comes less than a week after their 8-1 victory against the Avila Eagles at Liston Stadium.

Before the competition began, four senior Wildcats were honored with friends and family surrounding.

The Wildcats scoring began early in the fifth minute with a goal from senior Megan Johnson assisted by freshman Victoria Aceves-Power and Dieringer. Johnson was quick to score again in the 10th minute assisted by Dieringer and freshman Erica Esch.

Baker’s last goal of the half came from junior Maria Flores Tome assisted by Lattimer in the 13th minute.

Avila’s Allison Snapp scored the team’s only goal of the match in the 57th minute, followed quickly by Dieringer’s goal in the 58th minute assisted by Lattimer.

One minute later, Johnson netted her third and final goal of the match assisted by Flores Tome. Flores Tome then scored her second goal of the night in the 64th minute of the match.

In the final 10 minutes of the match, two Wildcats earned their first goals of the season. Junior Maria Jose Echeverry scored her first goal of the season off of an assist from Dieringer. Junior Sadie Harper completed the Wildcats scoring in the 83rd minute earning her first goal of her Baker career.

Baker dominated Avila with 13 shots in the first half and 17 in the second. Avila goalkeeper Shea Myer had 10 saves against the Baker offense but allowed all eight goals.

Baker will now travel to face Missouri Valley in the team’s final regular-season game. The game will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Marshall, Missouri.

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