Sept. 25, 2013
WACO, Texas - No. 11 Baylor begins Big 12 play this weekend with a pair of home matches in the midst of a season-long six-game home stand. The Bears (7-0-2) face Oklahoma (3-6-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. CT and No. 18 West Virginia (6-2-2) on Sunday at noon.
Baylor trails Oklahoma 5-7-4 in the all-time series but the teams tied in their last meeting - 1-1 (2 OT) in Norman, Okla., on Sept. 21, 2012. BU and WVU met for the first time ever last season on Oct. 12, 2012, and the teams tied 1-1 (2 OT) in Morgantown, W. Va. The Bears are 2-9-3 all-time in Big 12 openers.
The Oklahoma match will feature a live audio stream on BaylorBears.com through Baylor All-Access, starting 10 minutes prior to kickoff. The West Virginia match will be on TV through FSN Plus. Both matches will have live stats via GameTracker available on BaylorBears.com, while Twitter updates can be found by following @BaylorFutbol.
BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
*Baylor is the only Big 12 team that has not lost a match in 2013 and is one of 10 NCAA teams overall yet to lose a match.
*Baylor is off to its best start of the Jobson era at 7-0-2 and second best start of all-time (1996).
*Baylor has a program-record 16-match unbeaten streak at home and has not had a loss in the last 707 days at Betty Lou Mays Field. BU's last home loss was Oct. 21, 2011, against Oklahoma State (1-0).
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 30 straight matches and has not had a loss in the last 397 days. The streak is the longest active streak in the country. BU's last loss came Aug. 26, 2012, at Long Beach State (2-1).
*Baylor is in a season-long six-match home stand - and is 2-0-1 thus far - the 0-0 tie last Sunday with McNeese State ended home winning streak at a program-record 14 matches, breaking the 13-match streak in 1997-98.
*Baylor has not allowed a goal at home in its last seven matches and 576:22 minutes, dating back to last season. The last goal scored was by Texas in the 89th minute on Oct. 19, 2012.
*Baylor has not given up a goal in the first period at home in 15 straight matches. The last team to score in the first period at Betty Lou Mays Field is Oklahoma on Oct. 23, 2011.
*Baylor is 7-0-0 when scoring first and when leading at half this season.
*Baylor has shutout its opponent in the first period of every game this season and has done so in 13 straight games, dating back to the 2012 season. The last team to score in the first period against Baylor is Texas Tech on Nov. 2, 2012, at the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio.
*Baylor is 2-9-3 all-time in Big 12 openers, 0-4-1 under the Jobsons. The last BU win in a Big 12 opener came Oct. 1, 1999, in a 2-1 decision over Kansas in Waco. Baylor is 7-7-3 all-time in Big 12 home openers, 2-2-1 under the Jobsons. BU won its last home opener with a 1-0 decision over Kansas on Sept. 28, 2012. Baylor is 4-12-1 all-time in Big 12 road openers, 0-4-1 under the Jobsons. BU last won a road Big 12 opener on Oct. 1, 2006, in a 3-0 decision over Missouri.
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 12 straight road matches and has not had a loss in the last 397 days. BU's last loss on the road came at Long Beach State (2-1) on Aug. 26, 2012.
*Baylor holds significant edges over its foes in goals (21-1), shots (174-77), shots on goal (92-26) and corner kicks (48-23).
*Baylor ranks 39th in the NCAA in scoring offense (2.33 goals per game).
*Baylor leads the NCAA in goal against average (0.106), shutout percentage (0.889) and save percentage (0.962).
*Junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss leads the NCAA in goal against average (0.111) and save percentage (0.958).
*Baylor leads the Big 12 in shots (174), goals allowed (1), goals against average (0.111) and shutouts (8) and ranks third in points (57) and goals (21) and fifth in assists (15).
*Freshman midfielder Ashley York leads Baylor and ranks seventh in the Big 12 in goals (4) and ninth in points (9).
*Sophomore midfielder Bri Campos leads Baylor and ranks fourth in the Big 12 in assists (3) and ninth in points (9).
*Junior forward Natalie Huggins and senior midfielder Kat Ludlow are two of eight players in the Big 12 with two game-winning goals and rank fourth in the league.
*Kloss leads the Big 12 in goals against average (0.111) and save percentage (.958) and ranks second in shutouts (6), and has allowed one goal in 812:06 minutes this season.