Sept. 11, 2013
WACO, Texas - No. 7 Baylor soccer returns home for the first time since Aug. 25 to begin a season-long seven-match home stand this weekend at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears (5-0-1) will begin with a Friday match against Cal Poly (4-0-0) at 7 p.m. CT before facing McNeese State (5-1-0) Sunday at 1 p.m. on senior day.
Baylor and Cal Poly have met just one other time - a 1-0 win for the Mustangs in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in 2003. The Bears own a 5-0-0 mark all-time against McNeese State. BU begins the home stand with a program-record-tying 13-match winning streak, which was first set in 1997-98.
Both matches will feature a live audio stream on BaylorBears.com through Baylor All-Access, starting 10 minutes prior to kickoff. Live stats via GameTracker will also be available on BaylorBears.com, while Twitter updates can be found by following @BaylorFutbol.
BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
*Baylor is off to its best start of the Jobson era at 5-0-1 and is tied for its best start overall (1996).
*Baylor begins its season-long seven-match home stand this weekend with a current home winning streak of 13 matches, dating back to the 2011 season, which ties a program record that was set from 1997-98.
*Baylor had its highest-ever ranking in the NSCAA poll at No. 9 last week. This week, BU ranks No. 7 in Top Drawer Soccer's poll, No. 8 in BennettRank, No. 10 in NSCAA, No. 11 in Soccer Times, and No. 16 in Soccer America.
*Baylor ended an 11-match losing streak in the Texas A&M series with a 0-0 tie on Sunday. The last time, and only other time, the teams tied was on Oct. 11, 2002, in a 1-1 decision in College Station.
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 27 straight matches and has not had a loss in the last 382 days. The streak is the longest active streak in the country by far: North Carolina (12), Minnesota (9), Washington State (9), Michigan (8) and South Florida (8).
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 12 straight road matches.
*Baylor has shutout its opponent in the first period of every game this season.
*Baylor ended a season-long four-match road trip with a 3-0-1 mark. BU will have four road matches remaining after the trip -- all in Big 12 play.
*Baylor holds significant edges over its opponents in goals (15-1), shots (107-58), shots on goal (56-18) and corner kicks (25-17).
*Baylor ranks 37th in the NCAA in scoring offense (2.5 goals per game).
*Baylor ranks fourth in the NCAA in goal against average (0.161) and shutout percentage (0.833) and seventh in save percentage (0.944).
*Senior defender Taylor Heatherly was named one of College Soccer 360's Primetime Performers this week after playing all 200 minutes in College Station, Texas, over the weekend while guiding the defense to just 10 shots allowed on goal in a 2-1 win over Missouri and 0-0 tie with No. 19 Texas A&M.
*Junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss ranks 12th in the NCAA in goal against average (0.172) and 13th in save percentage (0.938).
*Baylor leads the Big 12 in shots (107), goals allowed (1) and shutouts (5), ranks second in points (41) and goals (15), and ranks third in assists (11).
*Freshman midfielder Ashley York leads Baylor and ranks second in the Big 12 in goals (4), third in points (9).
*Junior forward Natalie Huggins is one of four players in the Big 12 with two game-winning goals.
*Kloss leads the Big 12 in goals against average (0.17), save percentage (.938) and shutouts (3).