The Baker Orange

Women’s soccer ends non-conference schedule

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 29, 2014

The women’s soccer team defeated the Bethany College Swedes 3-1 on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Liston Stadium. Its winning streak is now at three straight games, tying a season high. Sophomore Krista Hooper started the attack right out of the gates as she fired off two shots in the first five minutes....

Women’s soccer earns 2-0 win against Ottawa

Women’s soccer earns 2-0 win against Ottawa

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 26, 2014

The women’s soccer team defeated the Ottawa University Braves 2-0 Wednesday night to push its record to 6-3-0 for the season. Ottawa retained possession for the majority of the first half as the Braves racked up five corner kicks and three shots on senior goalkeeper Rachel Theobald in the opening...

Soccer teams find success on the road

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

September 22, 2014

The Baker University soccer teams continue to build on their accomplishments early in the season. Men's soccer wins third straight After going 0-1-4 to start the season, the men's soccer team has been on a tear lately as it has picked up three straight wins and maintained a top-10 ranking in the n...

Women’s soccer splits weekend games

Women’s soccer splits weekend games

September 15, 2014

The women’s soccer team continues to play well. Following an early season weekend on the West Coast, where the team was shut out twice, the Wildcats have scored 14 goals, posted three shutouts and taken 100 shots. Those 100 shots coming after a game at Concordia-Irvine in which the team only took one...

Women’s soccer loses both games in California

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 2, 2014

The Baker University women’s soccer team hopped on a plane Aug. 28 and headed for the West Coast, where the Wildcats lost two games against nationally ranked teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Wildcats began the weekend with a 2-0 loss to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California,...

Senior gives ‘Cats first win of season

Senior gives ‘Cats first win of season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 24, 2014

After conceding a goal in the 78th minute of Saturday’s game against Ashford University, the story for the women’s soccer team seemed similar to their 2013 season. They would make one mistake late in the game and give up a goal to lose or tie. That explained their 7-5-7 record. However, this mistake...

2014 Women’s Soccer Preview

2014 Women’s Soccer Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 24, 2014

Last year did not provide the dream season that the women’s soccer team was expecting. The Wildcats finished with a 7-5-7 record and 3-2-2 in the HAAC and missed out on the national tournament for the first time since 2009. Their defense was simply fantastic as they gave up only 18 goals in 19 games....

Sporting KC strengthens soccer’s popularity

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

April 11, 2014

Sporting Kansas City won the Major League Soccer Cup championship in 2013. Those of us who follow the team know how big of a deal this is for Kansas City, but many people haven't been along for the ride and don't understand how Sporting KC has become a brand name in the Kansas City area. As the 2014...

Phillips named head women’s soccer coach

Story by Lauren Bechard

March 9, 2014

When junior soccer player Shelby Schiraldi saw Baker University Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar walk into her team meeting, she knew something serious was up. Davy Phillips What she didn’t know, however, is that the head coach she played for the past three years wouldn’t be on the sidelines...

Women’s soccer season ends in shootout

Story by Lauren Bechard

November 11, 2013

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

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

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...