Freshman Sam Savage scored her second goal of the year Sunday in Baylor's 3-1 loss at #3 Texas.
Oct. 13, 2002
AUSTIN, Texas - The Baylor soccer team led third-ranked Texas 1-0 at halftime, but the Longhorns scored three unanswered goals in the second half to claim a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon.
For the second straight game, Baylor (7-6-1, 1-4-1 Big 12) led at the half against a top-10 opponent. After battling scoreless through the first 40 minutes, freshman Sam Savage scored her second goal of the year at 41:03 (assisted by senior Whitney Barrett) to give the Bears the 1-0 lead.
The Texas (10-2-1, 5-0 Big 12) offense finally broke through in the second half. At the 63:10 mark, UT sophomore Kelly McDonald scored her team-leading eighth goal of the year to tie the game at 1-1. Five minutes later, Texas sophomore Kristen Teter put the Longhorns on top to stay with a free-kick goal.
The Longhorns added an insurance goal at 77:41 on a score by junior Kylee Wosnuk, creating a virtually insurmountable two-goal lead.
After outshooting Texas 7-6 in the first half, the Bears managed only two shots in the second half while the Longhorns pounded out 14 second-period shots en route to the comeback victory. Texas also earned 15 corner kicks, tying the Baylor record for most corners by an opponent.
Sunday's game felt all too familiar for Baylor, who led sixth-ranked Texas A&M 1-0 until the 85th minute Friday night in Waco before settling for a 1-1, double-overtime tie.
The Bears now return home for their final two home games of the season, hosting Colorado Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 21 Nebraska Sunday at 1 p.m.