PORTLAND, Ore. – Baylor soccer (4-0-1) crosses the Texas border for the first time in 2017, trekking to Oregon to take part in the Nike Portland Invitational, hosted by the University of Portland, on Sept. 8-10.
The four-team tournament pits the Bears against Portland (2-4-0) on Friday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m. CT, and Washington (4-2-0) on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. CT. Boise State is the fourth team in the tournament field, but BU will not face the Broncos.
Friday’s game will have a live video stream available through WCCSports.com.
Baylor is coming off a 2-0 weekend at home, improving to 4-0-1 in 2017.
For the first time in program history, every road match will have a streaming radio broadcast, available to subscribers on BaylorBears.com/allaccess.
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Fri., Sept. 8 at Portland @ 9 p.m. CT
Merlo Field (4,892)
Sun., Sept. 10 vs. Washington @ 2 p.m. CT
Merlo Field (4,892)
2017 Record: 4-0-1
2017 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Paul Jobson
Career: 25-13-6 (3rd season)
BU: 25-13-6 (3rd season)
2017 Record: 2-4-0
2017 WCC Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Garrett Smith
Career: 193-38-17 (14th season)
UP: 193-38-17 (14th season)
Series: UP leads, 2-0-0
Streak: UP has won 2
First Meeting: Sept. 18, 2005
UP won 4-1 in Waco
Last Meeting: Sept. 8, 2006
UP won 5-0 in Portland
Jobson vs UP: First meeting
2017 Record: 4-2-0
2017 Pac-12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Lesle Gallimore
Career: 277-222-52 (27th season)
UW: 245-197-43 (23rd season)
Series: BU leads, 2-1-0
Streak: BU has won 2
First Meeting: Sept. 10, 2006
BU lost 4-0 in Seattle
Last Meeting: Sept. 16, 2016
BU won 2-0 in Waco
Jobson vs UW: 1-0
BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
* Baylor is coming off of a 2-0 weekend at home, improving to 4-0-1 in 2017. The Bears are one of only three unbeaten teams remaining in the Big 12, joined by Texas and Oklahoma State.
* Baylor returns to Portland for the first time since 2006, with BU falling 5-0. The first time the teams met was 2005, with UP winning 4-1 en route to the team’s undefeated national championship season.
* Baylor holds a 2-1 edge in the all-time series with Washington, including a 2-0 win in Waco in 2016. The teams will meet on a neutral pitch for the first time.
* The trip for the Bears is by far the longest road trip of the season, with BU trekking over 2,200 miles to take part in the Nike Portland Invitational, featuring Washington, Portland, and Boise State.
* Baylor ranks 11th in the country and first in the Big 12 in goals-against-average, with a 0.188 mark.
* Baylor’s 24.00 shots per game is the second-highest mark in the country and tops in the conference.
* Baylor has had 10 or more wins in ten of its 21 seasons as a program and has done so in five of the last seven years under Marci and then Paul Jobson, who enters his third season as head coach, 10th at Baylor overall.
* BU has had at least eight wins in eight straight seasons and has won at least one match at the Big 12 Championship nine times in 14 appearances, including five in a row.
* Junior midfielder Julie James was Baylor’s lone representative on the 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 Team after being named 2016 All-Big 12 and NSCAA All-Region.
* Baylor was chosen fifth in the 2017 Big 12 preseason poll after finishing tied for third in 2016.
* BU returns 20 players from the 2016 roster and welcomes nine newcomers for 2017.
* From July 23-26, a group of current and former Baylor soccer student-athletes served on a mission trip to Guatemala alongside Baylor FCA. The mission team served the children of Guatemala City and shared the love of Christ through the game of soccer.
* Baylor had 10 or more (13) Academic All-Big 12 selections in 2016 for the 10th straight season (10 first team, two second team).