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Volleyball swept in Baker Invitational

Volleyball swept in Baker Invitational

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 13, 2015

The Baker volleyball team lost all four matches this weekend in the Baker Invitational. This brings the Wildcats' overall record to 7-6 after five consecutive losses. The Baker Invitational included Northwestern University, Oklahoma City University, Graceland University, Ottawa University and Bellevue...

Volleyball goes 4-0 at Bellevue

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 6, 2015

The volleyball team swept all four matches at the Bellevue University Labor Day Classic in Bellevue, Nebraska, improving to 7-1 on the season. On Friday morning Baker trailed Maryville State 2-1 going into the fourth set but held on to win the fourth 25-23 and the fifth and final set 15-13. Baker...

2015 volleyball preview

2015 volleyball preview

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015

Overview Wildcat volleyball has high expectations for the 2015 season. With nine incoming freshmen, two new sophomores and a new junior on the team, this year will be a big change from the past. One change is the team’s height. Freshman Olivia Brees at 6-3 is the tallest on the team with four o...

Bettge tries out for USA volleyball team

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 21, 2015

Baker University sophomore and two-time All-HAAC volleyball player Hannah Bettge traveled to Colorado Springs on Thursday for USA Volleyball’s open tryout. She will be one of around 200 women competing for a spot on the team. Hannah Bettge Related Story DARE TO DREAM: A Coach's Outlook on an Aspiring Olympian “It will be a great learning opportunity to play with some of the best athlete...

Volleyball falls in HAAC Tournament

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

November 11, 2014

At a final record of 15-17, the Baker volleyball team ended its season in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Tournament Saturday. Culver Stockton University, the No. 4 seed, topped the ‘Cats in three sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-17. Baker started its conference slate strong,...

Volleyball loses final conference match

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

November 5, 2014

The volleyball team lost to Evangel University on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-15, 25-23, to put the women at 14-16 overall and 4-5 in conference play. Evangel dominated at the net against the 'Cats. The Crusaders put up 12 blocks and maintained a consistent hitting average of .216. Comparatively, the Baker...

Volleyball loses fifth straight

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

October 27, 2014

The Baker volleyball team’s losing streak increased to five after a loss to Culver-Stockton University, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-21. This puts the team's record at 14-14 overall and 4-3 in conference play. Junior Natalie Minchow said the current record doesn’t reflect the team’s successes. “Toward...

Volleyball swept at Grand View

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

October 19, 2014

The Wildcats lost all four matches this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Grand View University Tournament. This series of losses brings the Wildcats overall record to 15-12. The 'Cats started out against Ashford University on Friday evening. After losing the first set, the team fought back to win...

Volleyball falls in Dig Pink match

Story by Hayley Morrical

October 8, 2014

Collins Center was swarming with the color pink on Tuesday as the volleyball team hosted Graceland University for its Dig Pink match. Baker lost its second straight conference match in five sets. Both teams battled back and forth during the match by swapping wins, 25-27, 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 10-15....

Volleyball loses first conference match

Story by Hayley Morrical

October 5, 2014

The volleyball team took its first Heart of America Athletic Conference loss against rival MidAmerica Nazarene University on Thursday. The Pioneers, who owned the HAAC last year and have a 25-game conference win streak, swept BU, 22-25, 20-25, 24-26. Freshman outside hitter Kallie Fischer says...

Volleyball splits weekend at MNU Tournament

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

September 29, 2014

The Baker volleyball team brought back two wins and two losses from the MidAmerica Nazarene University tournament Sept. 26-27. Sophomore setter Hannah Bettge has an idea of what may have led her team to mixed results. “(Our weakness is) consistency. We have times where our hitting is on and the...

Volleyball wins seventh straight

Volleyball wins seventh straight

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

September 24, 2014

The winning streak for Baker volleyball continues after Tuesday evening’s match against Central Methodist University in Collins Center. The 'Cats have racked up seven straight wins and sit at a 2-0 record in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, 11-4 overall. The Wildcats fought for control...