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Hanson battles through second knee injury

Hanson battles through second knee injury

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Some describe it as a tear or a rip, others as a pop. Some do it while kicking, tackling or running. It often requires surgery, and athletes who do it once are much more likely to do it again. It can happen in almost any sport and cause months of rehab and recovery. Junior Makenzie Hanson is too familiar...

Dramatic win propels No. 11 women into conference final

Dramatic win propels No. 11 women into conference final

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

On a cold Wednesday night with wind gusts approaching 40 miles per hour, the No. 11 women’s soccer team defeated MidAmerica Nazarene 4-2 in penalties to advance to the Heart of America Athletic Conference title game. The rivalry between Baker and MNU has favored Baker in the last three meetings,...

Women’s soccer starts conference tourney with win

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 12 ranked women’s soccer team started the Heart of America Athletics Conference tournament with a 5-0 victory over Graceland on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats had four goals in the first half. “I think it's huge that we put five goals in on Graceland, especially since we put four in...

Women’s soccer finishes regular season second in Heart

Women’s soccer finishes regular season second in Heart

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 13 women’s soccer team sent out its lone senior Jenna Carducci with a 3-2 win over William Penn Saturday evening at Liston Stadium. “It was such a bittersweet night because it's obviously incredible to get a night to really just celebrate yourself, but it's sad when I don't get to share...

Women’s soccer falls at Missouri Valley

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No.12 women’s soccer team was upset by No. 19 ranked Missouri Valley 1-0 on Saturday. This loss marks the second conference loss for the Wildcats who now sit 6-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings and 12-3-0 overall. This loss ends Baker's recent winning streak of three games....

Women’s soccer starts another streak

Women’s soccer starts another streak

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Wildcats have started their last month of the season with three consecutive wins. Overall, the women's soccer team is 12-2-0 overall and 6-1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker defeated Avila 2-1 and Graceland 3-1 in its last two home games. Against Graceland, the Wildcats...

Atkin, Carducci score in win at Grand View

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Bouncing back from a 3-0 loss to Benedictine, the No. 13 women’s soccer team recorded a 2-0 victory on Saturday at Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa. The win pushed Baker’s record to 10-2-0 and 4-1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. BU saw goals by some familiar names this year in junior...

Women’s soccer starts conference season 3-0

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 18 ranked women’s soccer team beat Culver-Stockton, 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. This marks the third-straight match that the Wildcats have shut out a Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent. “Not having conceded any goals in the last three games is a great feeling,” junior Taylor...

No. 18 women’s soccer wins fifth straight

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 18 women’s soccer team won its fifth consecutive game Wednesday at Liston Stadium, beating the Evangel Crusaders 5-0. The Wildcats improved to 8-1-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in conference play. Baker’s five-game winning streak is its longest since 2011, when the Wildcats had two different...

Women’s soccer wins fourth in a row

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Two road wins give the women’s soccer team a 7-1-0 record, including the first conference win of the season. The Wildcats first defeated Hastings College 3-2 on Sept. 15 in Hastings, Nebraska, then traveled to Fayette, Missouri, on Sept. 19 to earn the first conference win of the season against...

Women’s soccer beats Doane 4-0

Women’s soccer beats Doane 4-0

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The women's soccer team improved to 5-1-0 on the season after winning its first home game Friday night 4-0 against Doane College. The Wildcats have scored 24 goals in only 6 games. “I feel very strongly about our offensive play. We're scoring a lot goals and they are coming from a bunch of different...

Women’s soccer moves to 3-1

Women’s soccer moves to 3-1

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 7, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

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...