Oct. 3, 2004
Lawrence, Kan.-The Baylor soccer team fell behind early to No. 11 Kansas and was unable to recover as the Jayhawks defeated the Bears 3-0 in action at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. With the loss, Baylor falls to 4-6-1 on the season, 1-3 in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas improved to 11-2-0 and 3-1 in the conference with the win.
Kansas got on the board early in the match, as senior midfielder Amy Geha drove down the field and slipped a pass to forward Caroline Smith in the corner. Smith crossed a pass over to sophomore Jessica Kilpatrick, who fired the ball into an open net for her first tally of the season.
The Bears managed to put some pressure on the Jayhawks at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second; but, Baylor was turned away by the Jayhawk defense and goalie Meghan Miller, who made a pair of spectacular saves during the Bears push to tie the game.
Smith and the Jayhawks added the final two goals of the day in the game's 81st minute. At the 81:03 mark, Smith was able to convert on a pass from Geha for her fifth goal of the season.
Just 48 seconds later, KU collected its third tally. Junior forward Jessica Smith drove in one-on-one with Baylor goalkeeper Ashley Holder, who took out Smith and was issued a red card. Caroline Smith was elected to take the penalty kick and beat Baylor's new goalkeeper, Kristin Weegar, for the final goal of the game.
Due to the red card, Holder will be force to sit out Baylor's next game against Oklahoma.
Kansas managed to out-shoot Baylor 15-7 on the day as the Jayhawks held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.
Holder made seven saves in the loss as Miller made four saves in recording the win for the Jayhawks.
Baylor will look to rebound from the loss when the Bears take on Oklahoma on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Betty Lou Mays Field.