WACO, Texas -
Following two victories at home over the past week, the Baylor women's soccer team will play consecutive road games over the next three days. The Bears take on North Texas (5-0) Friday at 7 p.m. in Denton, Texas, and then head south to San Antonio, Texas, to battle UTSA (1-4) on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Both matches can be followed with live stats via links on BaylorBears.com.
In six games this season, Baylor has outshot its opposition by a 151-31 margin. The Bears have had at least 10 shots in every game and are averaging 25.2 shots per contest.
Baylor currently leads the Big 12 Conference in every offensive category and several defensive categories. On the offensive side, the Bears rank first in shots (151), points (46), goals (17), goals per game (2.83), assists (12) and assists per game (2.00). On the defensive end, Baylor has allowed the fewest goals (3) and has the best goals against average (0.50) in the league.
With a 5-1 start to the season, Baylor is off to its best start since 2002 when the Bears opened the season 6-1. In 2011, Baylor opened 6-1-1, while the 1999 squad also opened 6-1. The best start in program history came in 1996 when the Bears started 12-1-1.
After sweeping a pair of matches last week, Baylor is receiving votes in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll and the Soccer Times poll, while being listed at No. 32 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's projection of the NCAA Championship field.
The last time out, Baylor cruised to a 5-0 victory over McNeese State. Karlee Summey got BU on the board early with a goal in the 12th minute. The Bears would add scores by Kat Ludlow and Natalie Huggins before halftime to increase the lead to 3-0. In the second half, the Bears didn't allow a shot by the Cowgirls, while adding two more goals by Michelle Hagen and Anja Rosales.
This season on the road, Baylor is 2-1 and under the direction of Marci Jobson BU is 12-17-6 in road contests. Last season, the squad went 4-1-1 on the road, which marked the most wins for the BU program since the 2000 squad also had four.
During her four-plus season in Waco, Jobson has racked up 44 wins. She needs two more victories to tie Randy Waldrum for the most wins by one coach in program history.