WACO, Texas - Tied 1-1 at the break, the Baylor soccer team (3-0-1) erupted with four goals in the second half to run past UTSA (0-3-0) 5-1 on a steamy Sunday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Field.
Freshman Alexa Wilde and junior Dana Larsen each notched two goals in the win, marking the first time two players have recorded two-plus goals in a game since Sept. 19, 2010 against Prairie View A&M. Wilde became the first freshman to score twice in a game since Hanna Gilmore did so on Aug. 23, 2009 versus Lamar.
"We looked very good in that second half," head coach Marci Jobson said. "On a hot day like this, you need your entire team ready, and our bench came through for us today."
The Bears dominated the shot category 33-5, including a 23-0 margin in the second half. BU put 16 shots on goal to the Roadrunners' three.
Baylor found itself trailing for the first time this season, as the UTSA struck first when Lindsay South sent a cross into the box and found Maria Jose Rojas' head for a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.
The Bears answered in the 21st minute when Summey found Larsen, who beat the keeper to the far post, tying the game at one.
Despite a 10-5 shot advantage in the first half, the two teams entered halftime with a 1-1 tie.
Baylor got things going in the 54th minute with a lightning strike from Summey, who blasted a left-footed shot from 25 yards out that hit the crossbar in the upper, right corner and bounced in for a 2-1 lead.
Wilde then stole the show for two consecutive goals, both on headers off corner kicks. In the 73rd minute, Hovden delivered a corner that was sent to the far post near the goal line and nudged in by Wilde for a 3-1 advantage.
She came through with a world-class goal in the 79th minute, as Summey delivered a perfect ball in the center of the box that found Wilde leaping above everyone to put away a powerful header in the back of the net.
Up 4-1, Larsen registered the final goal of the game off a soft touch-pass from Huggins in the 84th minute, beating the keeper one-on-one for the 5-1 lead.
"We learned a lot about ourselves this weekend," Jobson said. "They way we finished today's game should give us plenty of momentum heading into next weekend."
The Bears will hit the road for the Courtyard by Marriott Airport Cardinal Classic, hosted by Louisville. Baylor opens up with the Cardinals on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. CT before finishing with Kentucky on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.