Sept. 18, 2005
WACO, Texas -- Christine Sinclair scored three goals to lead No. 2 Portland to a 4-1 win over the Baylor soccer team in action at Betty Lou Mays Field. With the loss, Baylor falls to 2-5-1 on the season as Portland improves to 8-0 with the victory.
"Obviously, we are disappointed with the loss," head coach George Van Linder said. "However, I think we did some good things out there and we showed we are capable of playing with the top teams in the nation. If we play the way we did today throughout the conference season, we should come away with some good results."
Portland managed to get on the board early when Natalie Budge took a pass from Kelsy Hollenbeck and headed it into the back of the net in the third minute, giving the Pilots a 1-0 lead.
Sinclair's first goal of the game extended the Pilot lead to two, when she won a one-on-one with Baylor goalkeeper Ashley Holder in the 38th minute, giving Portland a 2-0 lead.
After Sinclair scored in the 48th minute to extend the lead to three, Baylor got on the board in the 54th minute to make the score 3-1. Sophomore Margaret Kaderli intercepted a Portland pass just outside the penalty box and blasted the ball past a diving Cori Alexander for her first goal of the season.
Baylor was unable to score again; however, as Sinclair added her third and final goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 64th minute as second-ranked Portland went on to claim a 4-1 victory.
Holder took the loss for Baylor, however, made 14 saves during the contest. The 14 saves ranks second in school history for most saves in a game.
Alexander picked up the win for Portland after making one save and allowing one goal.
Baylor will return to action on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m. when the Bears open Big 12 Conference play against the defending conference champion, Kansas, at Betty Lou Mays Field.