Oct. 9, 2005
WACO, Texas -- After trailing 1-0, the Baylor soccer team rallied for two unanswered goals as the Bears picked up their first conference win of the season with a 2-1 win over Iowa State in action at Betty Lou Mays Field. With the win, Baylor snaps a seven-match losing streak and improves to 3-9-1 overall, 1-4-0 in conference play as Iowa State falls to 8-4-3, 3-2-1 in the conference.
"I was really proud of the way the team responded to a tough loss on Friday against Nebraska," head coach George Van Linder said. "I thought we played extremely well; and, hopefully, we can build on this victory as we head into the rest of the conference schedule."
Iowa State, which had not lost for four consecutive seasons to Baylor, grabbed the early 1-0 lead when Amy Flores scored on a header from five yards out in the 24th minute. Flores took a pass from Kristina Baumann and pushed the ball into the lower right-hand corner of the net as the Cyclones grabbed the early 1-0 lead.
Baylor managed to tie the game by halftime, however, as Amanda McGrath connected on her third goal of the season in the 32nd-minute. Off a free kick, Jennifer Martin found Tiffany Boshers at the top of the box as Boshers flicked the ball over to McGrath. The freshman chipped the ball over the Iowa State goalkeeper as the Bears tied the game at 1-1.
The Bears would then take the lead in the 75th-minute when Brittani Zonker connected on her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Off a pass from Boshers, Zonker blasted a hooking shot from just outside the top of the box that curled around the Iowa State goalie and bounced off the left post and into the net as Baylor grabbed a 2-1 lead.
Iowa State was unable to respond over the last 15 minutes as the Bears went on to hand the Cyclones a 2-1 defeat.
Ashley Holder made three saves in the contest to pick up the victory as Joanna Haig made three saves in the loss for Iowa State.
For the contest, Iowa State out-shot Baylor 10-9 as the Bears held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
Baylor will return to action on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Bears travel to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State at 7:00 p.m.