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Women’s soccer opens season with 1-2 record

Women’s soccer opens season with 1-2 record

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 13 Baker women’s soccer team still looks to get back on track for the season after suffering a loss to No. 18 Hastings College on Friday at Liston Stadium in the NAIA Game of the Week. The Wildcats showed their aggressive offense early with a goal scored by Megan Johnson in the first minute...

2016 women’s soccer preview

2016 women’s soccer preview

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

August 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Overview Last year proved to be a successful season for the women’s soccer team ending with a trip to the NAIA tournament site in Orange Beach, Alabama, for the first time since 2012. The Wildcats finished with a 16-5-1 record and were 8-2 in the Heart. The team earned 10 shutouts and gave up only...

Women’s soccer loses tourney game in Orange Beach

Women’s soccer loses tourney game in Orange Beach

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 11 women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night in the second round of the 2015 NAIA National Championship in Orange Beach, Alabama. No. 6 ranked Spring Arbor put up three first-half goals against the Wildcats and hung on for a 3-0 win. “The first 20 minutes got away...

Women’s soccer clinches spot at nationals

Women’s soccer clinches spot at nationals

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 11 Baker University women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA national tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama, after beating No. 20 Viterbo 1-0 in the opening round of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship on Saturday at Liston Stadium. “Getting the win yesterday was so special....

Canadian Krista Hooper makes BU her second home

Canadian Krista Hooper makes BU her second home

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Most parents are able to travel to Baldwin City to see their daughters play at Liston Stadium for home soccer games. However, a couple of parents watch their daughter via a live web stream from the comfort of their home 1,600 miles away in the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Junior Krista Hooper,...

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...