The Baker Orange

Women’s soccer season ends in shootout

Story by Lauren Bechard

November 11, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University women’s soccer season came down to penalty kicks in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats ultimately ended their season to MidAmerica Nazarene University during the shootout, falling 3-2. In spite of the 16 shots...

Soccer teams prepare for playoffs

Story by Lauren Bechard

November 8, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University soccer teams will compete in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament this weekend. The men’s squad will enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed and the women are ranked fifth in their bracket. Men’s soccer Senior Andy Griffin has one word for...

Women’s soccer secures spot in conference tournament

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 28, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Following a 4-0 victory over Central Methodist University, the Baker University women’s soccer team secured a spot in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament. The Wildcats finished the regular season tied for fourth with MidAmerica Nazarene University. The shutout over CMU on Saturday...

Avila keeps undefeated record alive against BU

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 21, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Despite an effort to ruin Avila University's undefeated record, the Baker University women's soccer team fell to the Eagles 1-0 on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats fell to 5-5-6 overall and 1-2-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while the Eagles improved to 15-0-1. Each team...

Women’s soccer ties again, searches for win

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 17, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Midway through their regular seasons, the Baker University soccer teams took a break from Heart of America Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats headed to Nebraska, where they took on the Hastings Broncos on Wednesday. A 1-1 draw against the Broncos would give the BU women’s team its sixth tie...

Women’s soccer picks up fifth tie

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 11, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

A scoreless match against MidAmerica Nazarene University gave the No. 23 Baker women's soccer team its fifth tie of the season on Wednesday. Junior captain Shelby Schiraldi said tying is fine with her, but she thinks anybody is crazy who wouldn’t rather have a win. “I would take a tie over...

Women’s soccer remains undefeated in HAAC play

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 7, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The No. 25 Baker University women’s soccer team held the No. 11 Graceland University Yellowjackets in a 2-2 tie Saturday to remain undefeated in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats are now 5-3-4 on the season and 1-0-1 in HAAC play. All of the goals scored in the game came...

Soccer teams improve to 1-0 in HAAC play

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 30, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker University soccer teams are each 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after taking down Culver-Stockton College. The men's and women's teams traveled to Canton, Mo., to kick off their conference schedules on Saturday. On the men’s side of the action, their 4-0 victory over...

Women’s soccer earns third tie

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 25, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

By allowing Ottawa University to score in the first four minutes, the Baker University women’s soccer team had to fight for survival for the rest of the game. After two overtimes, the match ended 1-1 on Tuesday, resulting in the Wildcats’ third tie of the season. “Tying is better than losing,...

Women’s soccer searches for consistency

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 23, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker women’s soccer team held the 24th-ranked Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes in a 0-0 tie at Liston Stadium on Saturday. Baker took seven shots during the game while KWU took eight, and despite their 15 attempts, neither team was able break the deadlock in 110 minutes of play. Head coach...

Women’s soccer shows improvement

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 19, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Before its game against McPherson College, Nate Houser, the Baker University head women’s soccer coach, hoped the competition would provide a chance for the team to get better. His wishes were answered on Wednesday as the Wildcats took down the Bulldogs 4-0. Junior Alexa Fryer says the game was...

Women’s soccer suffers third loss

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 9, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

What started as a hard-fought battle quickly dwindled into the No. 23 Baker University women’s soccer team’s third loss of the season. The Wildcats traveled to Lebanon, Ill., on Sunday to take on NCAA Division II McKendree University, where they fell 3-1. “We came out in the first half with...