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No. 11 Texas Rallies Past Soccer

Sept. 24, 2006

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WACO, Texas -- The Baylor soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead; however, was unable to hold on as No. 11 Texas rallied for two goals in the second half to defeat the Bears, 2-1, in action at Betty Lou Mays Field on Sunday. With the loss, Baylor falls to 3-6-1 on the season, 0-2-0 in conference play, while Texas improves to 8-2-0, 2-0-0 in Big 12 play.

"I thought we fought extremely hard," head coach George Van Linder said. "It was an extremely physical match and it was unfortunate we were not able to come away with a win."

Baylor jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Megan Sherrell delivered a perfect long ball to Anna Schuch who beat the Texas goalkeeper one-on-one to give the Bears a one-goal advantage in the 20th minute.

The score would remain the same into halftime as Baylor held a 1-0 lead over the Longhorns heading into the final 45 minutes.

Texas would manage to breakthrough in the game's 52nd minute; however, as Kelsey Carpenter picked off a pass and beat Baylor goalkeeper Ashley Holder on her lower left-hand side to tie the game seven minutes into the second stanza.

With the score tied, Amy Burlingham netted the game winner in the 76th minute, taking a pass from Dianna Pfenninger and delivering a strike that deflected off of Holder and just found its way into the net to give Texas the 2-1 lead.

Texas would manage to hold on the rest of the way as the Longhorns won their second straight over the Bears.

Holder made nine saves on the night, including a pair of spectacular diving stops, in the loss.

Pfenninger made three saves in net for the Longhorns to pick up the victory.

On the night, Texas outshot Baylor, 25-6, as Schuch led the way for the Bears with three shots on the evening.

Baylor will return to action on Friday, Sept. 29, when the Bears face Iowa State at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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