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Soccer Plays Tech, Hosts Colorado

Staz Salinas and the Baylor defense have allowed just five goals this season.

Staz Salinas and the Baylor defense have allowed just five goals this season.

Oct. 1, 2009

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The Baylor soccer team (4-2-3, 0-1-1) will hit the road to face Texas Tech (6-4-1, 1-0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. and will return home for a match against Colorado (6-5-0, 3-0-0) Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

"Playing on the road in the Big 12 is always very tough," head coach Marci Jobson said. "We are going to have to play very good soccer this weekend, and we need to improve off last weekend's performances."

The Bears are coming off a 0-1-1 weekend that saw BU fall to No. 10 Texas A&M 1-0 and tie Texas 0-0.The Bears lead the Big 12 in goals against (5) and goals against average (0.51). Baylor is ranked 17th nationally in GAA, while Gianna Quintana's 0.46 GAA ranks her 14th in the country. The Bears have shutout five of their nine opponents this season.

The Red Raiders are coming off an offensive outburst in which they scored five goals in the opening of conference play, defeating Iowa State 2-0 and tying Nebraska 3-3. Texas Tech is averaging over 2.5 goals a game and is led by Dawn Ward's eight goals and Taylor Lytle's nine assists.

Colorado stands atop the league standings and is coming off a pair of 1-0 wins over Nebraska and Iowa State. The Buffaloes have a three-way tie for scoring leaders, all having three goals.

Live stats for each game will be made available for each game via www.baylorbears.com by clicking the gametracker link. Sunday's match against Colorado will be broadcast live on baylorbears.com as Heath Nielsen and Kyle Cornish bring you all the action with pre-game beginning approximately 10 minutes before kick-off.

Sunday will be Kids Free Sunday, with children 12 and under receiving free admission. In addition, all hot dogs will be $1.

 

 

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