Sept. 27, 2013
WACO, Texas - The 12th-ranked Baylor soccer team blanked Oklahoma, 1-0, in the Big 12 opener for both teams on Friday night at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears (8-0-2, 1-0-0) got a career-first goal from freshman Lindsay Burns to extended their nation-leading and program-record unbeaten streak to 31 matches, 17 at home.
Baylor outshot Oklahoma (3-7-1, 0-1-0) 6-1 in the first half, but was unable to break through for a score.
BU co-head coaches Paul and Marci Jobson inserted Burns into their lineup to start the second half and the move paid dividends almost instantly. In the 48th-minute, Burns made a run up the right side of the field and from 23-yards out lifted a cross to the far post. The ball bounced in off the far post and past OU goalkeeper Kassidie Stade for the game-winning score.
The Baylor defense held for the remainder of the contest, despite some furious attacks from Oklahoma in the closing minutes. BU goalkeeper Michelle Kloss made three saves in posting her seventh shutout of the season.
*Burns, a native of Yakima, Wash., had only three shots entering the contest.
*Senior Vic Hoffman led the Bears in shots (3) and shots on goal (2).
*Baylor held edges over Oklahoma in shots (11-7) and shots on goal (6-3).
*Baylor did not attempt a corner kick in the game, the first time that has happened in 2013.
*For the first time under Paul and Marci Jobson and only the third time ever, BU won its Big 12 opener.
*The Bears improve to 2-2-2 against OU under the Jobsons. OU now only lead the all-time series 7-6-4.
*Baylor is 8-0-0 when scoring first this season.
*Baylor has not allowed a goal at home in its last eight matches, dating back to last season.
*Baylor is the only Big 12 team that has not lost a match in 2013.
*Baylor is off to its best start of the Jobson era at 8-0-2 and second best start of all-time (1996).
*Baylor is in a season-long six-match home stand - and is 3-0-1 thus far.
*Baylor has a program-record 17-match unbeaten streak at home and has not had a loss in the last 709 days at Betty Lou Mays Field. BU's last home loss was Oct. 21, 2011, against Oklahoma State (1-0).
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 31 straight matches and has not had a loss in the last 395 days. The streak is the longest active streak in the country. BU's last loss came Aug. 26, 2012, at Long Beach State (2-1).
*Baylor has shutout its opponent in the first period of every game this season and has done so in 14 straight games, dating back to the 2012 season. The last team to score in the first period against Baylor is Texas Tech on Nov. 2, 2012, at the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio.
*Baylor has not given up a goal in the first period at home in 16 straight matches. The last team to score in the first period at Betty Lou Mays Field is Oklahoma on Oct. 23, 2011.
STAT OF THE GAME
3 - The number of saves made by goalkeeper Michelle Kloss to preserve the 1-0 win over Oklahoma.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"Lindsay (Burns) had a great game tonight. You can tell as a freshman she is just gaining confidence. We play so differently that it has taken her a while, but she is fast and very good in the air. It was a game of momentum, but overall Michelle Kloss made some big time saves, especially against the wind. This is Big 12 play. There is no one that is easy. Everyone is going after each other, because it is like a new season, so it was great to get that win." - BU Co-Head Coach Marci Jobson
Baylor continues its home stand with a match against last season's Big 12 regular season champion, West Virginia, on Sunday at noon. The game against the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.