Soccer Drops One Goal Decision to Texas A&M

Sept. 24, 2004

Box Score

WACO, Texas-After trailing 1-0 heading into halftime, the Baylor soccer team produced several good scoring chances in the second half; however, could not capitalize as the Aggies held on for a 1-0 win over the Bears in action at Betty Lou Mays Field. With the loss, Baylor falls to 3-4-1, 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference as Texas A&M improves to 6-3-0 and 2-0 in conference play.

"We played extremely hard; but, we just could not find a way to get the ball into the net," head coach George Van Linder. "Hopefully, we can take some positives from this game as we head into an important contest against Texas."

The Aggies grabbed the early lead with a goal in the 15th minute. Off of a free kick from Shannon Labhart, Texas A&M's Ashlee Pistorius headed the ball into the lower right-hand corner of the net to give the Aggies the early lead.

Texas A&M remained in control throughout the first half; however, Ashley Holder came up with nine saves in the half for the Bears to keep the deficit at one.

Baylor had a shot to tie the game late in the first half; however, Gentry Sharp's shot from ten yards out sailed just wide as the score remained the same.

The Bears came out of halftime poised to tie the score, controlling play for most of the half. Baylor held a 6-1 edge on corner kicks in the second half as the Bears also out-shot the Aggies 8-6 in the final 45 minutes.

Texas A&M goalie Katie Jo Spisak kept the score in check; however, as her save of Brittani Zonker's header with ten seconds left sealed the victory for the Aggies.

For the game, Texas A&M held an 18-11 edge in shots while the Bears held a 7-5 edge on corner kicks.

Spisak recorded three saves to claim the win as Holder was impressive in goal for the Bears, recording 12 saves in the loss.



Baylor will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 26, when the Bears host Texas at 1:00 p.m. at Betty Lou Mays Field.

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