Oct. 28, 2010
|Baylor (10-7-2, 3-6) vs. Texas Tech (11-6-1, 4-4-1)
Oct. 29, 2010 | Waco, Texas | Betty Lou Mays Field (3,000)
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The Baylor soccer team (10-7-2, 3-6) will wrap up its regular season by hosting Texas Tech (11-6-1, 4-4-1) on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Betty Lou Mays Field.
The Bears will be playing for a chance to qualify for the Big 12 Championship, as they currently sit in ninth place, one point behind Colorado. The Buffaloes host Nebraska, and a Colorado win will eliminate BU. If CU ties the Huskers, Baylor needs a victory to qualify, and if Colorado loses, a tie or victory from the Bears will place them in the tournament.
"It’s all laid out in front of us," head coach Marci Jobson said. “We can’t worry about outside distractions or what other teams do. We have to go out, take care of business and let the chips fall where they may."
The Bears dropped a pair of home games to Missouri and Iowa State last weekend, their first two home losses of the season. Baylor sits in third in the conference in goals (39) and assists (30). In addition, BU is tied with Tech for first in shutouts (10). The ten blank sheets tie for second most all-time in program history.
Baylor has outscored their opponents 39-16 so far and are led by a pair of sophomores, Lisa Sliwinski (7 goals, 5 assists) and Hanna Gilmore (7 goals, 3 assists) who have both posted career-high points totals so far. Defensively, junior goalkeeper Courtney Seelhorst leads the way with a 0.86 goals against average.
Texas Tech enters the weekend in seventh place after defeating Iowa State on Friday and losing to Missouri on Sunday. On the year, freshman Jessica Fuston leads the team in points with 22, goals with 10, shots with 49 and shots-on-goal with 29.
Baylor leads the all-time series 10-4, however, the Red Raiders have won four straight.
Friday will be Family Fun Night, as fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks for $20.