Aug. 31, 2003
WACO, Texas -
Bethany Vick scored a put-back goal in the fourth minute of overtime to give Baylor a 4-3 sudden-death victory over North Texas in the championship game of the 2003 Baylor Labor Day Classic Sunday at the Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
Vick gathered in the rebound of a blocked shot from North Texas goalkeeper Briana Buchanan about 10 yards from the goal and punched in the game-winner with 6:05 remaining in overtime to give Baylor (2-0) the win. Emily Fukuchi took the initial shot that was blocked away by Buchanan.
The win was the second of the season for the Bears, and pushed head coach George Van Linder's record at Baylor to 2-0.
After a wild first half produced six goals (including two each by Baylor's Ginny Rosario-Tull and North Texas' Melinda Pina) and a 3-3 tie, the teams played 45 scoreless minutes in the second half to force overtime.
North Texas (1-1) opened the scoring in the fourth minute, when the Mean Green's Jessica Koschmann slotted a goal past Baylor goalkeeper Monica Housden.
The Bears equalized four minutes later when Rosario-Tull headed in a cross from Tiffany Boshers. North Texas took a 2-1 lead one minute later at the 8:18 mark on Pina's first goal.
Baylor tied the game at 2-2 in the 12th minute on Rosario-Tull's second goal of the game, an unassisted goal in which she dribbled past Buchanan before pushing the ball in.
The Bears took a 3-2 lead at the 12:46 mark with Emily Fukuchi's unassisted goal. Fukuchi's initial shot was blocked by Buchanan, but deflected to her feet and she pushed a second shot into an open net.
North Texas ended the first half scoring with Pina's second goal at 37:16, which she slotted near side against Housden.
The Bears travel to Houston on Friday, Sept. 5 for a match against the University of Houston.