Oct. 3, 2003
WACO, Texas -
The Bears scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart, and that was enough to knock off No. 14 Nebraska on Friday night in front of 537 fans at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
Baylor (6-5, 1-2 Big 12) snapped a seven-game losing streak against Nebraska (7-3-1, 2-1 Big 12) with Friday's win. Their last victory over the Huskers was on Nov. 1, 1998, a game which clinched the Big 12 title for the Bears. Nebraska leads the all-time series between these teams 10-2.
After a first half which was controlled by the Bears, the score was knotted at zeros until the Bears scored two goals in less than a minute.
In the 56th minute of the game, sophomore midfielder Tiffany Boshers knocked in a shot past Nebraska goalkeeper Brooke Bedenberg. Boshers received a past from April Robertson 8-yards out and buried the ball in the bottom right corner giving the Bears a 1-0 advantage. It was Boshers' third goal on the year.
Just 36 seconds later, sophomore Kandyce Farr knocked in her first collegiate goal, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead, a goal in which proved to be the difference in the game. Robertson took a pass from senior Emily Fukuchi and fired it at the net from 10-yards out. The ball slipped through Bedenberg's hands, deflected off the right post and was drilled into the back of the net by Farr.
Nebraska had one last charge when Nikki Baker scored the only goal of the night for the Huskers, reducing the Bears' advantage to only one goal in the 73rd minute. Nebraska's midfielder Jenna Cooper fired a shot at the Baylor goal which deflected off the crossbar straight to the ground, and Baker knocked in the shot off one bounce. It was Baker's third goal of the season.
Baylor netminder Monica Housden recorded her sixth win of the season only being tested three times by the Huskers. Bredenberg recorded three saves on the night and only her third loss of the season.
Baylor will continue Big 12 action on Sunday as they take on the Colorado Buffaloes. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.