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Baylor Soccer Battles to 2-2 Tie in Exhibition

Aug. 25, 2002

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    WACO, Texas - The Baylor soccer team fought to a 2-2 tie Sunday night in an exhibition match against GSA '85 Phoenix Red, an under-19 club team from Georgia.

    Playing in the team's final preseason tune-up, the game was called after two periods when darkness fell on the stadium. A power outage on campus prevented the Bears from turning on the lights at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

    The star of the evening for Baylor was redshirt freshman Tiffany Boshers. The rookie from Algonquin, Ill. assisted on both of the Bears' scores on the night. Her pass to sophomore Ginny Rosario-Tull at the 34:14 mark led to Baylor's first goal of the night, as Rosario-Tull broke from the pack and was able to tie the game at 1-1.

    Later in the second period, it was Boshers again setting the table. Her dish to junior transfer Kate Hensman in front of the net once again tied the game after the Bears had fallen behind 2-1.

    The game, scheduled to be a series of three 30-minute periods, was called after the second period.

    Freshman Morgan Pinter allowed two goals in 60 minutes of play in her first action as the Baylor goalkeeper. Redshirt freshman goalie Mel Pannell is out for the season after shoulder surgery, while freshman keeper Tanya Sena is still rehabbing from a broken thumb suffered earlier this summer. Sena is questionable for Friday's season opener.

    The GSA '85 Phoenix Red won the national championship in the under-16 age group in 2000, then finished third in the nation among under-17 squads last season.

    Baylor begins the 2002 regular season Friday, as the Bears host the Baylor Labor Day Classic. Head coach Nick Cowell's squad faces Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. Friday, then plays Mississippi State Sunday at 7 p.m.



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