Sept. 13, 2013
(4-1-0) Rank: NR
Waco, Texas • Attendance: 743
(6-0-1) Rank: 7
WACO, Texas - Behind a four-goal first half, No. 7 Baylor earned a 4-0 win over Cal Poly (4-1-0) on Friday evening at Betty Lou Mays Field. The win extended the Bears' (6-0-1) program-record unbeaten streak to 28 matches and gave them a new program record for a home winning streak with their 14th straight victory at home.
Baylor started fast, scoring in the fifth minute on a trademark header by Kat Ludlow. Taylor Heatherly set up the goal with a well-placed free kick from the left wing and Ludlow put home her fifth career header.
Then the Campos sisters took over as Larissa earned a penalty kick in the 27th minute. She easily beat Cal Poly's goalie Alyssa Giannetti to make her 2-for-2 in career penalty kicks. A few minutes later, a beautiful cross by Justine Hovden from the right wing was headed in by Bri from the box in the 31st minute. Hovden also scored a goal of her own in the 43rd minute as she took advantage of a turnover near midfield and launched a shot over the head of a drawn-in Giannetti for a goal from 45 yards out.
*Baylor is off to its best start of the Jobson era at 6-0-1 and is tied for its best start overall (1996).
*Baylor is in a season-long seven-match home stand - and is 1-0-0 thus far - which extended its current home winning streak to a program-record 14 matches, breaking the 13-match streak in 1997-98.
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 28 straight matches and has not had a loss in the last 383 days. The streak is the longest active streak in the country.
*Kat Ludlow notched her first career game-winning goal. The goal was the sixth of her career.
*Bri Campos scored her third goal of the season, tying her output as a freshman in 2012.
*Larissa Campos scored the seventh goal of her career and second this season.
*Justine Hovden scored the first goal of her season and fourth of her career. She also had her first multi-point game of her career with her third career assist.
*Michelle Kloss moved into sole possession of third place all-time at Baylor with her 25th career win.
*Kloss picked up her 13th career shutout and fourth of the season. She ranks third all-time at Baylor in career shutouts and is already tied for eighth on the single-season list.
*Kloss made three saves, including one on a penalty kick by the nation's leading scorer Elise Krieghoff. Kloss has made saves on both penalty kicks she has faced this season.
*Baylor has shutout its opponent in the first period of every game this season.
*Baylor held edges over Cal Poly in shots (20-8), shots on goal (12-3) and corner kicks (7-3).
*Baylor had its highest-ever ranking in the NSCAA poll at No. 9 last week. This week, BU ranks No. 7 in Top Drawer Soccer's poll, No. 8 in BennettRank, No. 10 in NSCAA, No. 11 in Soccer Times, and No. 16 in Soccer America.
STAT OF THE GAME
4 - The number of shots taken by the nation's leading goal scorer, Cal Poly's Elise Krieghoff, who had been averaging 10 shots a game prior to the contest.
TWEET OF THE GAME
@BaylorFutbol Way to kill it on the PK, Klossy! ! Leading scorer? Not in Waco, baby! Sic 'em!— Matt Wildermuth (@MattWildermuth) September 14, 2013
"We are known as a hard-nosed team, but man, they played brilliantly tonight and put together some unbelievable goals. I was really proud." - Baylor Co-Head Coach Marci Jobson
Baylor continues its season-long seven-match home stand with a 1 p.m. CT contest against McNeese State (5-1-0) on Sunday. The game will mark senior day for Baylor's eight seniors.