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Volleyball falls in season opener

Sophomore Taylor Kile contributed with seven kills for the Wildcats against the Crusaders to open the season.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

The Baker University Women’s Volleyball team opened their season in Springfield, Mo. at Evangel University against the Crusaders. The undefeated Crusaders were too much to handle for the Wildcats as the Crusaders swept the Wildcats 3-0 in three straight sets. The Crusaders opened the first set...

Ravens top Wildcats on dig pink night

(Left) Freshman Savannah Nott and sophomore Claire Chapman attempt to block the kill by a Ravens player. The Wildcats drop the series 0-3 to Benedictine.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats fell to the Benedictine College Ravens in three sets during Dig Pink Night on Tuesday evening in Collins Center. The Ravens opened up the first set with a 9-4 lead and never looked back as they went on to win 25-14. The Wildcats came out with a lot of fight in the second...

Volleyball splits over weekend

Juniors Taylor Bell (left) and Jillian Hardeman attempt to block a hit by a Central Methodist player. Hardeman deflects the ball enough for the point to count for Central Methodist.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University volleyball team had a busy weekend as the Wildcats traveled to Lamoni, Iowa to take on the Graceland University Yellowjackets on Friday. On Saturday the Wildcats traveled to Peru State to take on the Bobcats. The Wildcats came away with a victory against Graceland after a thrilling...

Volleyball update

Baker celebrates a block by senior Makaila Garcia. The 'Cats record 11 block against William Penn University in a 3-0 sweep.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 28, 2019

The Wildcat’s Volleyball team is approximately halfway through their season and their current overall record stands at 9-14 and 3-4 in Heart of America Conference play. The Wildcats opened conference play against tough opponents in no. 17 ranked Central Methodist University and no. 7 ranked Grandview...

Volleyball season ends against CMU

Senior Olivia Brees awaits the serve from senior Jenna Sackman. The 'Cats beat Culver-Stockton in 3 sets.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 6, 2017

The Baker volleyball team's season came to an end on Oct. 31 with a loss against Central Methodist University. The Wildcats fell in three sets against the Eagles, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21. The team posted a 13-19 record this season, going 6-13 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats...

Volleyball takes Evangel in three sets

Sophomore Shannon Bond and senior Crystal Simon jump to block a spike during the match against Missouri Valley on Sept. 17 in Collins Gym. Baker won in three straight sets, handing Missouri Valley its first loss of the season.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017

The Baker volleyball team defeated Evangel in three sets Friday night while celebrating senior night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats kept it close in all three sets, defeating the Crusaders 25-21, 25-19, 25-23. Senior Abby Goulding led Baker’s offense with nine kills followed by seniors...

Allen retires after 18 seasons as volleyball coach

Allen retires after 18 seasons as volleyball coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 31, 2016

After 18 seasons as the head coach of the Baker volleyball team Kathy Allen has announced her retirement. Allen’s 386 wins makes her Baker’s winningest coach. “I've made a living at something I'd have done for free,” Allen said. “Who gets to do that?” Allen started her coaching and...

Volleyball splits midweek matches

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

September 21, 2015

The volleyball team split a pair of weeknight matches with its win coming on Sept. 13 against William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Wildcats’ loss came Sept. 15 against No. 9 Evangel at home. The Wildcats now sit at 8-7 on the year and 1-2 in the Heart. Against William Penn, Baker played strong defense,...