The Baker Orange

Avila keeps undefeated record alive against BU

Story by Lauren Bechard

October 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Women’s soccer silenced in 1-0 shutout

Women’s soccer silenced in 1-0 shutout

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 3, 2013

A fight on the field forced both Baker University and Columbia College women's' soccer teams to play a man down the whole second half during Monday night’s match. The clash between senior Amber Pickering and Columbia’s Rylee Bruhn happened during the 44th minute, leading both players to be ejected...

Schiraldi pushes Wildcats past OCU

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 2, 2013

After just three games into the Baker University women’s soccer season, junior Shelby Schiraldi said “the standard has been set” for the team. The Wildcats stepped onto their home field on Saturday where they upset the No. 8 Oklahoma City University 1-0. “Aside from beating such a good...

Women’s soccer looks for return to national tournament

Story by Lauren Bechard

August 22, 2013

After just one week of practice, the Baker University women’s soccer team already has its sights set on one goal for 2013: making it to nationals – again. The Wildcats are returning from a 13-7-1 season, which landed them in the Sweet 16 round of the NAIA women’s soccer national tournament for...