WACO, Texas - The Baylor soccer team (5-1-1) used two second half goals to defeat Texas State (2-4-0) 2-0 Friday night at Betty Lou Mays Field. The win moves the Bears to 4-0 at home this season.
"We didn't play a complete game but we did well enough to earn a win," head coach Marci Jobson said. "We have a very tough North Texas team coming in on Sunday and we are going to have to be on top of our game."
Freshman Natalie Huggins picked up her third goal of the season, tying for the team lead, while Hanna Gilmore added her second goal of the season. Kat Ludlow and Taylor Heatherly each registered their first assist of the year.
Baylor and Texas State played to a scoreless tie in the first half despite an 8-1 shot advantage for the Bears.
Huggins put away the first shot of the second half with a goal in the 47th minute. A corner from Hannah Dismuke found Ludlow leaping above the crowd and placing a header at the feet of Huggins, who tapped it in the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Courtney Seelhorst kept the Bobcats scoreless with a one-handed save over the crossbar off a high shot from Sydney Curry in the 58th minute, one of only two shots on the night for Texas State.
The Bears put the Bobcats away in the 83rd minute off a header from Gilmore. Heatherly lined up a free kick and found Gilmore on the far post, who lofted the header over the keeper and into the net from 15 yards out for the 2-0 advantage.
Baylor dominated Texas State with a 19-2 shot advantage. Seelhorst and the Bears defense picked up their fourth shutout of the year.
Baylor will host North Texas (5-0-1) on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. It will be Texas Farm Bureau Kid's Free Sunday with children 12 and under receiving free admission. In addition, to honor the 10th anniversary of September 11, all military personnel will receive a free ticket on the day of the game with proof of military ID.