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Soccer Hosts Arizona State, UTSA

Katie White

Katie White

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Sept. 11, 2008

 

The Baylor soccer team look to continue its streak of wins as the Bears (2-2-0) host Arizona State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and UTSA at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Field.

"I am excited to see how this team will respond to last weekend," head coach Marci Jobson said. "We are playing two very tough teams and this will be a great opportunity to see how we are progressing."

The Bears are coming off a 10-1 home win over Prairie View A&M on Sept. 7 in which 10 Baylor players recorded at least a point

The Sun Devils enter the Friday's match with a 2-2-1 record after going 1-1 this past weekend. Arizona State lost to TCU 1-0 on Sept. 5, but bounced back to beat Weber State, 4-0 on Sept. 7. Sophomore forward Karin Volpe leads the Sun Devil charge with nine points (four goals, one assist), while senior goalkeeper has started the last two games, allowing just one goal to go with five saves.

The Roadrunners venture in to Waco with a 3-3-0 record after dropping a 3-0 loss to No. 8 Texas on Sept. 5 and defeating North Texas, 1-0 on Sept. 7. Junior Veronica Najera leads the Roadrunners with six points (two goals, two assists), while sophomore Allison Dillon and freshmen Taylor Padia and Sheri Olayiwola have each added two goals of their own.

Live stats for each game will be made available for each game via www.baylorbears.com by clicking the gametracker link. Sunday's match will be broadcast on baylorbears.com as Heath Nielsen and Kyle Cornish form the Baylor soccer broadcast team with pre-game beginning approximately 10 minutes before kick-off.

Friday night the first 150 fans will receive a free t-shirt at the entrance.

 

SCOUTING ARIZONA STATE
The Sun Devils enter the Friday's match with a 2-2-1 record after going 1-1 this past weekend. Arizona State lost to TCU 1-0 on Sept. 5, but bounced back to beat Weber State, 4-0 on Sept. 7. Sophomore forward Karin Volpe leads the Sun Devil charge with nine points (four goals, one assist), while senior goalkeeper has started the last two games, allowing just one goal to go with five saves.

SCOUTING UTSA
The Roadrunners venture in to Waco with a 3-3-0 record after dropping a 3-0 loss to No. 8 Texas on Sept. 5 and defeating North Texas, 1-0 on Sept. 7. Junior Veronica Najera leads the Roadrunners with six points (two goals, two assists), while sophomore Allison Dillon and freshmen Taylor Padia and Sheri Olayiwola have each added two goals of their own.

LAST TIME OUT: BAYLOR POUNDS PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
The Baylor soccer team scored early and often as the Bears cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers on Sept. 7 at Betty Lou Mays Field.

The 10 goals scored were the most by Baylor since an 11-0 home win over McNeese State on Oct. 5, 1996.

Senior Andi Fagan, junior Beckah Brady and freshman Allie Moran each recorded a pair of goals for the Bears, while junior Betsy Kyle, sophomore Lotto Smith and freshmen Christine Clark and Hannah Dismuke each found the net for the first time in 2008.

The Bears finished the game with 38 shots, compared to just one for the Lady Panthers. It was the most shots taken by a Baylor team since registering 37 against Oklahoma on Oct. 19, 2003. The school record for shots is 40, which occurred on Sept. 14, 1997 versus Kansas.

OFFENSIVE NUMBERS
Baylor had an offensive outpouring for the ages on Sept. 7 against Prairie View A&M. Ten players recorded at least a point in the game, as the Bears' 10 goals were the most by Baylor since an 11-0 home win over McNeese State on Oct. 5, 1996. In addition, it was the most shots taken by a Baylor team since registering 37 against Oklahoma on Oct. 19, 2003. The school record for shots is 40, which occurred on Sept. 14, 1997 versus Kansas.

FAGAN EN FUEGO
Fagan has scored four goals with an assist in her last two games. She entered the season with just two points for her career (two assists) and now has nine on the season.

FINALLY FOR FAGAN
Fagan played 53 games, and finally, on her 54th game as a Bear, she accomplished it... A goal... two of them to be exact. The Walnut, Calif., native, scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Presbyterian on Aug. 31. Fagan has spent the majority of her career as a midfielder, but has been moved to the forward position in 2008 under first year head coach Marci Jobson.

HOME SWEET HOME
Beginning on Aug. 31, Baylor will play six-straight home games and nine of its next 10 in the friendly confines of Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears will play its first three conference games at home against Texas A&M, Iowa State and Nebraska.

YOUTH IS BEING SERVED
Baylor welcomes 10 freshmen to the 2008 roster with nine coming from the state of Texas. Christine Clark is the lone player from outside the Lone Star State, coming from Littleton, Colo. Including redshirt freshman goalkeeper Courtney Seelhorst, 41 percent (11-of-27) of Baylor's roster are freshmen.

I'LL BE MISSING YOU
Baylor has been without two key cogs so far this season. Senior midfielder Amanda McGrath is still rehabbing a knee injury she suffered six games into the 2007 season. The Sugar Land, Texas, native has played in 42 games during her career, scoring eight goals and notching four assists.

Junior midfielder Nicky Smith has also been out of the lineup so far in 2008 due to injury. During her first two seasons, Smith played in 37 of 38 possible games, registering three assists.


 

 

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