WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Baylor soccer dropped another tough decision to start the season, this time a 1-0 overtime match to Indiana Sunday morning at Boilermaker Soccer Complex in the 2015 Boilermaker Challenge Cup. The Bears (0-4-0) fell on a 95th-minute goal by the Hoosiers (2-1-1).
Tough luck for Baylor to begin 2015 continued as the Bears piled up edges in shots (14-8) and shots on goal (4-2) but were once again unable to take advantage of their opportunities. BU has now lost all four matches to start the season by one goal and two have been in overtime.
In the first half, Baylor led 8-2 in shots and 2-0 in shots on goal but trailed 4-0 in corners. BU’s best chance came early on as a header by Sarah King in the game’s first 15 minutes required a save by IU’s Sarah Stone.
The teams played even in the second half as BU led 6-5 in shots, 2-1 in shots on goal and IU led 1-0 in corners. In overtime, there was just one shot between the two teams and it came in the 95th minute by IU’s Cassidy Blacha. The Hoosiers had just taken a free kick from the top of the box and the ball bounced back to Blacha for a strike that found the back of the net for the golden goal from about 18 yards out.
*Baylor led Indiana in shots (14-8) and shots on goal (4-2) but trailed in corner kicks (5-1).
*McKenna Martin (2), Bri Campos (1) and Sarah King (1) all had shots on goal for Baylor.
*Indiana leads the all-time series over Baylor, 1-0-1, as the teams last met in 2006.
*Two of Baylor’s first four games have gone into overtime – BU is 0-2-0 in those games.
STAT OF THE GAME
1 – The losing deficit for Baylor in each of its first four matches in 2015.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“We played well enough to win, had our chances but just couldn’t find the back of the net. When you let a good team hang around like we did, something is bound to happen. We have to keep our heads up, keep learning and move on. The wins will come here shortly.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson
Baylor continues its four-match stretch away from home with a Sept. 4 meeting at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas, at 6:30 p.m. CT.