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Soccer Plays Horns To 0-0 Tie

Chelsea Geller led the way with three shots on the night.

Chelsea Geller led the way with three shots on the night.

Sept. 27, 2009

Box Score

For the second straight season, Baylor and Texas played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, as the Bears tied the Longhorns 0-0 at Betty Lou Mays Field Sunday night. The tie moves Baylor to 4-2-3 overall and 0-1-1 in the Big 12, while Texas goes to 4-5-1 and 1-0-1.

"We put forward another solid effort tonight," head coach Marci Jobson said. We couldn't find the back of the net, but we had our opportunities. This team has scorers on it and it won't be long until everything clicks."

Baylor outshot Texas, 11-9 and have recorded more shots than its opponent in eight of its nine games this season.

The Bears dodged a close one in the 14th minute, as UT's Hannah Higgins fired a shot the hit the crossbar and bounced free.

Baylor nearly broke the tie in the 24th minute when a cross by Chelsea Geller was headed by Staz Salinas across the box o Hannah Gilmore, who headed it just wide of the goal.

After a scoreless first, BU looked to get on the board in the 49th minute as a nice string of passes led Dana Larsen down the right side of the field, but her shot was placed just wide of the far post.

Baylor's defense held strong in the second half, as Texas sent in seven corner kicks, all thwarted away by the Bears.

The Bears nearly took the lead in the 82nd minute when Betsy Kyle settled a ball from 15 yards out but sent the shot just over the crossbar. Three more shots in the closing three minutes from Kyle, Geller and Lisa Sliwinski were unsuccessful and the teams headed for overtime.

In the 99th minute, Geller found herself alone from 25 yards out and had a go, but sailed the shot wide.

Lotto Smith tried to end the game with just a few seconds left in overtime, but her shot was cleaned up by UT keeper, Alexa Gaul.



Neither team got off a shot in the final overtime period, but just 35 seconds in Baylor nearly ended it with a one-on-one from L. Smith, but she was called offsides and the goal was negated.

Baylor was whistled for 17 fouls, while Texas recorded only six on the night.

Gianna Quintana picked up her second shutout of the season, and the fifth for the Bears overall.

Baylor will head to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. but will return home Sunday, Oct. 4 for a game against Colorado at 1:00 p.m.

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