Soccer Loses More than Just a Game

Sept. 16, 2007

Box Score

LONG BEACH, Calif. - It was a tough day for Baylor soccer as the team suffered a 3-0 loss to Long Beach State and lost the services of junior Amanda McGrath in the final match of a four-game road trip on Sunday.

Long Beach State jumped ahead early with a goal in the 14th minute from Dana Farquhar. Less than a minute later Baylor suffered another setback when McGrath, who is currently tied for the second most points on the team this season, was forced to leave the game after suffering a knee injury.

The score remained 1-0 in favor of Long Beach State heading into the half, but the 49ers quickly added to their lead with goals by Kim Silos and Kristen Kiefer in the 52nd and 53rd minutes, respectively.

Baylor was unable to get on the board as the Bears were out-shot 17-6 and continued their physical style of play, collecting 11 fouls compared to just three for Long Beach State.

Senior net-minder Ashley Noah was credited with the loss despite collecting 12 saves. Noah was opposed by Liz Ramos who had just one save while picking up the shutout.

"We played hard and I'm proud of our effort especially considering we lost Amanda and the experience match-ups in some of the battles," head coach George Van Linder said. "We have to put this game behind us and begin preparation for this next weekend now."

The three goals allowed by Baylor is the most given up to an opponent all season and the loss moves the Bears to 4-2-1.

Baylor will return to Waco as they prepare for a four-game homestand set to begin on Friday against Iona. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.



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