Nov. 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fifth-seeded Baylor soccer is ready to begin competition at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City, Mo., at Swope Soccer Village. The Bears (10-5-3, 3-4-1) face No. 4 Iowa State (8-8-2, 2-4-1) on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. CT in the quarterfinals.
Iowa State took the regular season meeting 1-0 in overtime on Oct. 18 in Ames, Iowa, over the Bears, but Baylor won the only meeting the teams have had in the Big 12 Championship with a 4-2 win in 1997 in San Antonio. The winner of Wednesday's match will go on to face the winner of No. 1 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Kansas on Friday at 5:30 p.m. to decide who plays in Sunday's title match at 3:30 p.m.
Each match in the Big 12 Championship will have live video and stats available through www.Big12Sports.com and can be followed through the @BaylorFutbol Twitter account. Sunday's championship match will air live on TV through Fox Sports 1.
BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
*Baylor entered last year's Big 12 Championship as the No. 2 seed and outscored opponents 9-2 en route to winning the program's first-ever Big 12 Championship title.
*Baylor has qualified for 11 of a possible 18 Big 12 Championships and four of six under the Jobsons, including the last three.
*Baylor is 7-8-1 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 3-1-1 under the Jobsons.
*Baylor is looking to secure its fifth all-time NCAA Tournament appearance and program-record third straight with a Big 12 Championship title. Otherwise, the Bears will be one of many teams on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament.
*Baylor and Iowa State have faced each other one other time in the Big 12 Championship and that was in the 1997 first round in which the No. 3 seed Bears won 4-2 over the No. 6 seed Cyclones in San Antonio.
*Baylor and Iowa State played to a 1-0 overtime Cyclones win earlier this season on Oct. 18 in Ames, Iowa, as Emily Goldstein scored the game-winner with 23 seconds left in overtime. However, the Bears owned huge edges over ISU in that game in shots (21-7), shots on goal (9-4) and corner kicks (12-1).
*Baylor led the league with 15 Academic All-Big 12 selections on Nov. 5, including a league-best 14 first team nods. BU tied last year's second-best record of 15 selections and last year's program record 14 first team selections.
*Sophomore forward Bri Campos was named to the All-Big 12 First Team on Nov. 4 for the first time in her career, giving Baylor its eighth first team honoree and first since 2006.
*Senior midfielder Kat Ludlow was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Second Team on Oct. 31 by CoSIDA for the first time in her career, giving Baylor at least one honoree in each of the last four years.
*With Baylor's 10th win of the season at TCU on Nov. 1, it gave the Bears nine seasons in 18 years with at least 10 wins and the fourth in a row in six years under the Jobsons.
*Baylor has won back-to-back games for the second time this season since running off five straight wins to begin the year, and first since beating Boise State on Sept. 22 and Oklahoma on Sept. 27.
*Baylor's 12th shutout of the season at TCU moved the Bears into second place on the program's all-time single season list, one shy of the 2012 team.
*Michelle Kloss' 10th shutout of the season at TCU moved her into a tie for first on the program's all-time single season list, one more than her career-best total of nine last season. Her 19th career shutout also moved her into sole possession of second place on the all-time Baylor list, eight shy of tying Dawn Greathouse's record.
*Baylor is now 11-4-3 in regular season finales and 4-0-2 under the Jobsons.
*Baylor is now 15-13-2 all-time in November and 6-2-2 under the Jobsons.
*Baylor is 10-0-0 when scoring first this season and 9-0-0 when leading at half.
*Baylor has shutout an opponent 13 times through 90 minutes of play this season.
*Baylor is 2-2-2 against teams that were in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. BU beat Washington and Missouri, tied Texas A&M, lost to West Virginia and BYU and tied Texas Tech.
*Baylor holds significant edges over its opponents in goals (29-12), shots (299-174), shots on goal (149-67) and corner kicks (98-57).
*Baylor ranks eighth in the NCAA in shutout percentage (.667) and 23rd in goals against average (.639).
*Kloss ranks 27th in the NCAA in goals against average (.659).
*Baylor ranks second in the Big 12 shutouts (12), goals against average (0.64) and goals allowed (12), third in shots (299), fourth in goals (29) and points (77) and sixth in assists (19).
*Bri Campos leads Baylor and ranks sixth in the Big 12 in goals (6) and eighth in points (15) and game-winning goals (2).
*Kloss ranks second in the Big 12 in goals against average (0.66) and shutouts (10) and fourth in save percentage (.812).