The Baker Orange

Volleyball loses fifth straight

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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...

Volleyball defeats Ottawa for fifth straight win

Volleyball defeats Ottawa for fifth straight win

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The BU volleyball team defeated Ottawa University on Friday for the 18th consecutive time, 3-1. The victory came as the fifth-straight win for the Wildcats, who now stand at 9-6 overall on the season. Sophomore setter Hannah Bettge said her team was lagging when it came out for the first set, which...

Volleyball sweeps Baker Invitational

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

September 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After its home opening tournament, the BU volleyball team tacked four more wins onto its record. The successful weekend in Collins Center brought the team’s overall record to 8-4. Hannah Bettge sets for Danielle French during the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats won all four of their matches Sept....

Volleyball team splits at Bellevue

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

September 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After a weekend at the Bellevue University Invitational in Nebraska, the Baker University volleyball team moved to an overall record of 4-4. The Wildcats split the four-match tournament, which started off on Friday with a 3-1 win against the host team, Bellevue, 25-11, 25-16, 19-25, 25-22. Sophomore...

2014 Volleyball Preview

2014 Volleyball Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

2013 was a great season for Baker volleyball and head coach Kathy Allen. The Wildcats finished with an overall record of 23-9 and a conference record of 7-2 with their losses coming at Evangel and against MidAmerica Nazarene at home, where Baker led 2-0 and ended up losing the final three sets in dramatic...

Volleyball team falls to MNU in tournament final

Volleyball team falls to MNU in tournament final

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

November 17, 2013


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After MidAmerica Nazarene University cut the Wildcats’ season short for the last two years, the Baker University volleyball team hoped to change the trend during the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament final on Saturday. During the opening set of the championship match, Baker seemed...

Volleyball secures spot in tournament final

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

November 14, 2013


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Baker University volleyball team advanced to the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament final after defeating No. 2 seed Evangel University in five sets on Wednesday. Evangel upset the Wildcats with a 3-0 sweep on senior night during the regular season, motivating BU as it prepared for...