Oct. 18, 2002
WACO, Texas -
The Baylor and Colorado soccer teams each scored a goal three minutes apart during the second half, but that would prove to be all the scoring on the night Friday as the Bears and Buffs tied 1-1 at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
In addition to having similar overall and conference records, Baylor (7-6-2, 1-4-2 Big 12) and Colorado (6-6-2, 1-3-2 Big 12) each finished the night with one goal on 15 shots while recording six saves.
Baylor outshot Colorado 7-4 in the first period, but even that advantage meant little as neither team could push across a score. The Bears finally took a 1-0 lead at the 51:25 mark, as sophomore April Robertson scored her first goal of the year, assisted by junior Candace Reilly and redshirt freshman Tiffany Boshers.
That lead did not quite hold for even three minutes, as CU freshman Fran Munnelly struck back and scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year at the 54:23 mark to tie the game.
The Bears had chances late in regulation to break the tie. With 12-and-a-half minutes to go, Boshers shot sailed just high over the Buffs' net after a pretty touch pass from sophomore Ginny Rosario-Tull. Then, with just 15 seconds left in the second period, confusion in front of the net prevented junior Emily Fukuchi from putting home a throw-in by junior Casey Cleveland.
"Sometimes we don't show up in the locker room ready to play, and it shows on the field," Robertson said after the game.
Munnelly's goal was the first the Buffs have ever scored against the Bears in Waco. Baylor is 4-1-2 all-time against Colorado, including a 3-0-1 mark in Waco.
Baylor finishes up the 2002 home schedule Sunday at 1 p.m. against No. 20 Nebraska. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a pregame ceremony honoring the team's senior class.
NOTES: Robertson's goal moved her into a tie for 10th place on the Baylor career goals leaderboard with eight, matching the career totals of teammates Whitney Barrett and Kristin Ruef... Friday's game was the Bears' fourth overtime game this season; Baylor is 2-0-2 in those four matches.