Soccer Suffers First Setback

Sept. 14, 2007

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Sophomore Beckah Brady notched her fourth goal of the season, but the effort was not enough as Cal State Northridge handed the Baylor soccer team its first loss of the season in front of 255 at the Matador Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif. The 2-1 loss dropped the Bears to 4-1-1.

Cal State Northridge struck first as Kristy Krohn fired for the first goal of the game in the 21st minute. The 1-0 lead for the Matadors marked just the second time this season that Baylor had allowed an opponent to record the first goal of a contest.

But the lead for Northridge, its first of the season, only lasted just over eight minutes before the Bears evened the score.

With 15 minutes left before the break, Brady pocketed a 25-yard shot for her team-leading, fourth goal of the season. Brady entered the game after Northridge's first goal and scored the only goal for Baylor on the night after stealing the ball and putting it in the top left corner of the net.

All four of Brady's goals this season have come off the bench.

"It was a hard fought game out there tonight," head coach George Van Linder said. "We were able to pull even before half, but we looked flat."

The game remained knotted at one until Adriene Dickerson headed in the game-winning goal to give Northridge its first win of the season and Baylor its first loss.

Both Matador goals were scored on keeper Ashley Noah, who was credited with the loss. Noah recorded two saves in the losing effort.

The Bears were out-shot 13-10 and had just two corner kicks compared to Northridge's five.

The loss ended a five-game unbeaten streak for Baylor dating back to Aug. 31.

Baylor will have a day off before wrapping up a four-game road trip on Sunday against Long Beach State at 2:00 p.m.



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