Oct. 21, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Baylor allowed Iowa State to score the first three goals of the match before the women's soccer team scored its lone goal as the Cyclones defeated the Bears, 3-1, at Edinburg Stadium in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday.
Katie White scored Baylor's only goal of the match, but not before Iowa State (7-5-3) was able to build a three-goal lead.
Baylor created ample opportunities in the first half but the Bears were unable to capitalize. After a hard shot by Megan Sherrell, the Cyclones rounded up the ball and went on a quick offensive attack that resulted in an Iowa State goal by Lauren Odino (35:57).
"We were generating offense and then there was a huge momentum swing after they took the ball all the way down the field and scored," said head coach George Van Linder. "Our girls kept their heads up and felt like we still had what it took to win the match, we just weren't able to finish on the opportunities."
The Cyclones added to their lead not too long after, adding a second goal at the 39:39 mark from Jordan Bishop.
After play resumed, ISU's Erin Witte added her third goal of the season from Bishop to put the Cyclones out front, 3-0.
Witte's goal was scored in the 66th minute, but the Bears quickly pulled back within two as White scored her second goal of the season in the 67th minute. White was assisted by Nicky Smith for Baylor's only goal of the contest.
"Even though we were down 2-0 at the half, our girls still thought there would be plenty of chances in the second half," Van Linder said. "White got a goal to put us on the board, but we just ran out of time today."
Baylor was out-shot 25-14 in the contest and managed just six shots on-goal compared to 14 for Iowa State.
Senior Ashley Noah played all 90 minutes of the match in-goal for the Bears. Noah made 11 saves in the contest while allowing all three of Iowa State's goals. She was opposed by Iowa State's Ann Gleason. Gleason made just four saves in the contest, but only allowed one goal to preserve the win.
Baylor (7-8-2) will next be in action as they return home to host Texas Tech on Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field. The match is Baylor's final home contest of the season and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.