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No. 8 MNU downs Baker on Rivalry Night

No. 8 MNU downs Baker on Rivalry Night

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 28, 2016

No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene University swept the Wildcats in three sets (25-20, 25-13, 25-14) in the Collins Center. This brings Baker to 3-13 on the season. The Wildcats remain winless in the Heart of America Athletic Conference at 0-2. The Pioneers dominated from the first point, causing Baker to...

Volleyball deafeats Lindenwood-Belleville in four sets

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

The Baker Wildcats earned a volleyball victory against the Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx on the campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University in four sets on Saturday. Baker improved to 3-12, while the Lynx fell to 8-6 on the season. The Wildcats had a rocky start in the first set losing 25-16. Lindenwood-Belleville...

Volleyball team looks to find stride

Volleyball team looks to find stride

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

September 14, 2016

The Baker volleyball team lost all four of its matches on Friday and Saturday in the Baker Invitational tournament and then fell to Peru State in the conference opener on Tuesday. In the tournament, the Wildcats took on two ranked opponents in Park University and Oklahoma City University, and two...

Volleyball team looks ahead after slow start

Story by Riley Kemmer, Writer

September 8, 2016

With the conference schedule just around the corner, the Baker volleyball team is looking to find its traction. In the Bellevue Tournament last weekend, the Wildcats lost to William Woods (19-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-22) and Jamestown (25-20, 25-14, 25-15) but finished the weekend strong with a win over...

2016 volleyball preview

2016 volleyball preview

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Overview 2015 wasn’t the season the Baker volleyball team had hoped for. The Wildcats finished with an overall record of 16-15 and a conference record of 6-5. The team saw an early exit in the first round of the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament to end the season. The Wildcats wil...

Windle named head volleyball coach

Windle named head volleyball coach

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 10, 2016

The Baker University Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Matt Windle as the new head volleyball coach after long time coach Kathy Allen’s retirement. Allen coached 18 seasons for the Wildcats and built a record of 386-226, making her the winningest coach in Baker Athletics history. “I'm...

Allen retires after 18 seasons as volleyball coach

Allen retires after 18 seasons as volleyball coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 31, 2016

After 18 seasons as the head coach of the Baker volleyball team Kathy Allen has announced her retirement. Allen’s 386 wins makes her Baker’s winningest coach. “I've made a living at something I'd have done for free,” Allen said. “Who gets to do that?” Allen started her coaching and...

Volleyball loses two in doubleheader

Volleyball loses two in doubleheader

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

October 26, 2015

The Baker volleyball fell to Culver-Stockton and Ottawa in a home doubleheader Saturday. Culver-Stockton won in three sets, 25-7, 25-21, 25-20. The Ottawa match went to the fifth set, but Baker lost 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 25-11, 15-13. In their first match against Culver-Stockton this season, the Wildcats...

Volleyball team upsets No. 1 Viterbo

Volleyball team upsets No. 1 Viterbo

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

October 19, 2015

The Baker volleyball team captured its biggest victory of the season Oct. 16 when the Wildcat upset No. 1 Viterbo University in five sets in Des Moines, Iowa. The defense from the Wildcats has been the strong point of the team so far this year. Senior Danielle French, who is in the top 10 in the country...

Libero stands out on volleyball team

Libero stands out on volleyball team

Story by Tyler Brough

September 30, 2015

Tyler Brough visits with junior Kadie Baumgardner about her role as libero on the volleyball team.

Volleyball team improves to 11-9

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 30, 2015

After going 2-2 in the MidAmerica Nazarene Invitational over the weekend, the volleyball team defeated Benedictine in a conference road match on Tuesday. This brings the Wildcats' overall record to 11-9. They are 2-2 in conference play. On the first day of the MNU tournament Baker beat Lindenwood-Belleville,...

Volleyball splits midweek matches

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

September 21, 2015

The volleyball team split a pair of weeknight matches with its win coming on Sept. 13 against William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Wildcats’ loss came Sept. 15 against No. 9 Evangel at home. The Wildcats now sit at 8-7 on the year and 1-2 in the Heart. Against William Penn, Baker played strong defense,...