The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team beat Baker University for the just the second time in school history with a 2-1 decision in a Heart of America Athletic Conference match Saturday night at NX Level Field.
The Wildcats, who are now 2-16-2 all-time against Baker, won their only other game against Baker on Oct. 11, 2014, with a 3-0 victory in Baldwin City, Kan.
C-SC opened the scoring in the 27th minute when a corner kick by Maggie Houska sailed through the goal box and found Makkel Parrott, who used her chest to push the ball past Baker goalkeeper Rachel Hunt for the her first goal of the season.
The Wildcats made it 2-0 early in the second half when Janelle St. Pierre sent a cross to far side of the field where Leah Miller settled it and drilled a shot past Hunt for her ninth goal of the season in the 52nd minute. Miller now has 23 career goals, which ties her with Sarah Mueller for fourth on the school's all-time list.
Baker cut the lead in half in the 58th minute when Kady Dieringer directed a free kick past Wildcat goalkeeper Kehley Bitzas. However, that is all Bitzas would allow.
The sophomore netminder from Greenvale, Australia, fought off 12 Baker shots in the game, including eight in the second half, and made six saves overall to record the victory and hand Baker its first conference loss of the season.
C-SC, which is now 7-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Heart, is scheduled to host Avila University this Wednesday, Oct. 11, at NX Level Field. Game time is set for 5 p.m.