Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Number 13 Baker Advances to National Quarterfinals with 201 win over Number 4 William Carey


Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The number 13 Baker University women’s soccer team stormed back to win 2-1 on Monday evening over number 4 William Carey to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship.

The Wildcats improve to 16-3-3, while William Carey ends its season 16-5. It was the Katie Hibbeler and Keeley Atkin show for the ‘Cats, as each had a goal and assist on the day.

After a Savannah Carter goal for WCU in the 6th minute, Hibbeler knocked in a goal in the 57th minute with the assist going to Keeley Atkin, then Atkin scored the game-winner 19 minutes later with the assist going to Hibbeler.

Baker took 17 shots on the night with six on goal, while the Crusaders shot 15 times with nine on goal.

Rachel Hunt had a big game for the Wildcats with eight saves. Two-time defending Heart Defensive Player of the Year Krista Hooper led the squad in shots with five.

Baker will next compete on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. when they take on the winner of number 12 Benedictine vs. number 5 Mobile (Ala.).

This marks the first time Baker has advanced to the NAIA National quarterfinals since 2011, when they defeated Martin Methodist in the Second Round, 1-0, on November 28, 2011.

NAIA Women's Soccer Box Score

NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Opening Round & Final Site
Team12T
William Carey (Miss.)101
Baker (Kan.)022

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