Nov. 1, 2002
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The Baylor soccer team closed out 2002 the way the season began, with a well-played 4-0 win over Texas Tech Friday night at R.P. Fuller Stadium.
The win by Baylor (8-9-2, 2-6-2 Big 12) ended a seven-game winless streak that lasted almost a month; the Bears' last win came Oct. 4 against Kansas, a 2-1 decision in favor of Baylor. Texas Tech (2-17, 0-10 Big 12) lost its 17th straight game since opening the season 2-0.
Baylor struck quickly, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes Friday night. Sophomore April Robertson scored her second goal of the season less than four minutes into the game, beating the Tech keeper one-on-one to put Baylor up 1-0.
Just over three minutes later, junior Kate Hensman notched her second goal of the year off a rebounded shot to double the Bears' score. That lead would hold into halftime.
Much like the first half, Baylor struck twice in the first 13 minutes of the second period. At the 52:30 mark, redshirt freshman Tiffany Boshers knocked home Baylor's third goal. The goal, Boshers' sixth of the season, moved her into a tie for the team lead in points with sophomore Kristin Ruef.
Junior Ryan Lee concluded the night's scoring with a goal at 57:03, her third goal of the year.
Goalkeepers Monica Housden and Morgan Pinter combined on the shutout. Housden played the first 68:02, recording seven saves, before giving way to Pinter. The freshman, playing in her second game of the year, recorded one save in 21:58 while finishing the shutout, Baylor's fourth of the year.
Texas Tech outshot Baylor 21-18 on the night, making Friday's game the first time this season the Bears won without outshooting their opponent. Baylor scored first for the 13th time in 19 games.
The game was the last of the season for both Texas Tech and Baylor. The Bears finished 10th in the Big 12, while the Red Raiders placed 11th (last); both teams will miss out on the Big 12 Tournament, to be played at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio Nov. 7-10.
NOTES: Baylor's goal at the 3:54 mark was the fifth time in 19 games the Bears have scored within the first five minutes of the game... Robertson's goal was the ninth of her career, moving her into a tie with Britt Talley, Gina Castellano, Rachel Kacsmaryk, Alyson Miles and teammate Kristin Ruef for sixth place on the Baylor career goals leaderboard... Texas A&M beat Texas 2-1 Friday night in College Station to win the 2002 Big 12 Championship.