WACO, Texas - No. 10 Baylor (1-0-0) wasted no time in starting the 2013 season off with a 5-0 home win over UTSA (0-1-0) on Friday evening at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
The Bears hit the back of the net five times in the first period, scoring in the third, eighth, 19th, 29th and 35th minutes. Vic Hoffman started the scoring as the first shot of Baylor's season came off her left foot from the right wing and sailed over UTSA goalie Katherine Tesno's head into the net. Five minutes later, freshman Ashley York put her first collegiate shot into the net from the box off a rebound of another Hoffman shot.
With one of the nation's best defenses, two goals was enough for BU to prevail but Kat Ludlow added to the lead and put a rebound off a free kick into the net, skimming the ball by Tesno's left side, in the 19th minute. Nearly 10 minutes later, Alex Klein intercepted a pass in UTSA territory and set up Natalie Huggins, who blasted the ball past Tesno from the box. Bri Campos rounded out the scoring for Baylor in the 35th minute with a well-placed shot from the box that was assisted by Justine Hovden.
Baylor extended its program-record unbeaten streak to 22 matches.
Baylor extended its home winning streak to 12 matches, dating back to the 2011 season.
Baylor improved to 13-4-1 all-time in season openers and 15-1-2 all-time in home openers.
Under Co-Head Coaches Marci and Paul Jobson, Baylor improved to 4-1-1 in season openers and 6-0-0 in home openers.
24 Players logged 13 or more minutes for the Bears.
12 players had shots and nine players had shots on goal.
Ashley York, Sara Martinson, Emory Cason, Lindsay Burns and Bridget Hamway all made their collegiate debuts.
Baylor outshot UTSA 19-6, including 10-1 in the first period and 9-5 in the second.
Michelle Kloss picked up her 20th win as goalkeeper, bringing her four wins shy of Ashley Noah for third on the Baylor all-time list.
STAT OF THE GAME
5 - Number of players who scored goals for Baylor: Vic Hoffman, Ashley York, Kat Ludlow, Natalie Huggins and Bri Campos.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"I wouldn't want to mark Victoria Hoffman, I'll tell you that much. She's powerful, she's strong and when she uses that to her advantage she can be tough to deal with." - Baylor Co-Head Coach Marci Jobson on Vic Hoffman, who had a goal and an assist in the first period.
Baylor returns to action in its home-opening weekend with a 1 p.m. CT contest against Northwestern State on Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.