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No. 20 Soccer Finishes Home Stand vs. No. 22 BYU on Friday

Oct. 2, 2013

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#22 BYU (5-3-1) vs. #20 Baylor (8-1-2)
Friday, Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. | Waco, Texas | Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field
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WACO, Texas - No. 20 Baylor will wrap a season-long six-match home stand on Friday against BYU. The two teams will meet for the first time ever at 7 p.m. CT at Betty Lou Mays Field. Both the Bears (8-1-2) and Cougars (5-3-1) are coming off losses and will be looking to rebound.

Baylor is 3-1-1 on the home stand and is 5-1-1 at home overall in 2013. BU holds edges at Betty Lou Mays Field over its opponents in goals (20-4), shots (149-58), shots on goal (81-23) and corner kicks (38-15).

The match will have live stats via GameTracker available on BaylorBears.com, while Twitter updates can be found by following @BaylorFutbol.

BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
*Baylor is 1-0-0 when facing a team it has not previously faced this season. BU beat Boise State 2-0 on Sept. 22 in the teams' first ever meeting. This game will be the first ever between Baylor and BYU.

*Baylor's program-record unbeaten streaks of 31 straight matches and 17 at home came to an end last Sunday in a 4-3 loss to West Virginia.

*WVU's three goals marked the first time Baylor had given up three or more goals in a game since a 5-0 loss to North Carolina on Nov. 18. 2011, in the NCAA Second Round. Under the Jobsons, BU has given up three or more goals seven times.

*Baylor's three goals in the second half against WVU last Sunday marked the second time this season the Bears have done so as they also scored four in the second half against Northwestern State on Aug. 25.

*For the first time under Paul and Marci Jobson and only the third time ever, BU won its Big 12 opener with a 1-0 win last Friday over Oklahoma. The last BU win in a Big 12 opener came Oct. 1, 1999, in a 2-1 decision over Kansas in Waco.

*Baylor is in a season-long six-match home stand, and is 3-1-1 thus far.

*Baylor holds edges at home over its opponents in goals (20-4), shots (149-58), shots on goal (81-23) and corner kicks (38-15).

*Baylor is 8-0-0 when scoring first this season and 7-0-0 when leading at half.

*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 12 straight road matches and has not had a loss in the last 411 days. BU's last loss on the road came at Long Beach State (2-1) on Aug. 26, 2012.

*Baylor holds edges on the road over its foes in goals (3-0), shots (41-29), shots on goal (20-6) and corner kicks (13-10).

*Baylor's 2012 Big 12 Tournament championship team will be honored on the field at the Baylor-West Virginia football game on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. The 2012 Bears are the program's only team to win the Big 12 Tournament.

*Baylor is 2-1-1 against teams that were in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. BU beat Washington and Missouri, tied Texas A&M, and lost to West Virginia. The Bears have two games remaining against 2012 NCAA participants in BYU and Texas Tech.

*Baylor holds significant edges over its opponents in goals (25-5), shots (200-104), shots on goal (107-37) and corner kicks (54-31).

*Baylor ranks 38th in the NCAA in scoring offense (2.27 goals per game).

*Baylor leads the NCAA in shutout percentage (.818), ranks 11th in goals against average (.437) and 22nd in save percentage (.865).

*Junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss ranks 19th in the NCAA in goals against average (0.454) and 35th in save percentage (0.857).

*Baylor leads the Big 12 in shots (200), fewest goals allowed (5), shutouts (9), ranks second in goals against average (0.44) and shutouts (8) and ranks third in points (68) and goals (25) and fourth in assists (18).

*Freshman midfielder Ashley York leads Baylor and ranks eighth in the Big 12 in goals (4).

*Sophomore midfielder Bri Campos leads Baylor, ranks seventh in Big 12 in assists (3), eighth in goals (4), ninth in points (11).

*Junior forward Natalie Huggins and senior midfielder Kat Ludlow are two of nine players in the Big 12 with two game-winning goals and rank fifth in the league.

*Kloss leads the Big 12 in save percentage (.857) and ranks second in goals against average (0.45) and shutouts (7).

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