Oct. 19, 2003
NORMAN, Okla. - The Bears drew their first tie of the season 1-1 against Oklahoma after recording a team season high 37 shots Sunday afternoon at John Crain Field.
The Bears' 37 shots were good enough to rank second all-time in Baylor soccer history. The only time they have recorded more shots as a team in a single game was against Kansas on Sept. 14, 1997 in a contest the Bears won 1-0.
Oklahoma (8-4-4, 3-2-3 Big 12) got on the board first when sophomore forward Becky Nelson found the back of the net in the 12th minute giving the Sooners a 1-0 advantage. Senior Logan Womack placed a pass onto the foot of Nelson who fired the shot past Baylor goalkeeper Monica Housden. It was Nelson's fifth goal and 12th point on the year.
The Bears (6-8-1, 1-5-1 Big 12) were held scoreless for the next 77 minutes until junior defender Kristin Ruef recorded her first goal of the season knotting the score at one. Ruef broke through the Sooners' defense off a pass from teammate April Robertson and placed the ball past Oklahoma goalkeeper Catherine Wade. Robertson recorded her fourth assist on the year, giving her the most assists on the team.
The Bears' flurry of shots was matched by a strong Oklahoma defense lead by Wade who recorded 15 saves on the night for the Sooners. The Bears had 18 shots in the first half, 13 in the second, five in the first overtime and one in the second giving them a total of 37 in the game.
Sophomore midfielder Tiffany Boshers lead the attack for the Bears recording a career high ten shots. Her performance was good enough to put her in a six-way tie for 11th place all-time in most shots by a Baylor player in a single game.
Tonight's double-overtime decision was the second for the Bears in the 2003 season. Earlier in the year, the Bears lost in dramatic fashion to Kansas 1-0 in Lawrence. With tonight's tie, the Bears are now 2-1-6 all-time in double-overtime contests.
The Bears will return home this weekend as they continue conference play against Missouri and Iowa State. The Bears will play Missouri on Friday at 7 p.m. and will take on Iowa State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be played at Betty Lou Mays Field.