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Baylor Soccer Faces Purdue, Incarnate Word in Home Opening Weekend

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Baylor soccer begins its 2016 home season by taking on Purdue at 7 p.m. CT on Friday and Incarnate Word at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

After opening the season last weekend on the road with a split at Detroit Mercy (won 2-0) and Michigan State (lost 1-0), the Bears look to improve upon their 16-2-2 all-time record in home openers.  Both matches will feature live stats and streaming audio on BaylorBears.com.  Twitter updates will also be provided on the @BaylorFutbol official account.

MATCH INFO

Fri., Aug. 26 vs Purdue @ 7 p.m

Betty Lou Mays Field (3,000)

Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Sun., Aug. 28 vs UIW @ 5

Betty Lou Mays Field (3,000)                                      

Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2016 Record: 9-6-4

2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Paul Jobson

Career: 10-7-4 (2nd season)

BU: 10-7-4 (2nd season)

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS             

2016 Record: 1-1-0

2016 Big Ten Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Drew Roff

Career: 134-73-13 (12th season)

PU: 10-9-1 (2nd season)

INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS

2016 Record: 0-1-0

2016 Southland Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Anne Felts

Career: 5-28-5 (3rd season)

UIW: 5-28-5 (3rd season)

BAYLOR QUICK NOTES

* Baylor is 16-2-2 all-time in home openers and 7-1-0 under the Jobsons.

* Baylor is undefeated in 13 of its last 16 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

* Baylor has 42 shutouts over the last four seasons (one in 2016).

* Baylor is 30-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.

* With a 2-0 win at Detroit Mercy on Aug. 19, Baylor moved to 15-5-1 all-time in season openers. Under the Jobsons, BU is 6-2-1 in season openers.

* Sophomore forward Lauren Piercy notched her seventh career goal and first of 2016 at Detroit Mercy on Aug. 19, and now has seven goals in 19 career games.

* Senior defender Lindsay Burns scored her third career goal at Detroit Mercy on Aug. 19 and first since scoring two in 2013.

* Senior midfielder Ashley York picked up her fifth and sixth career assists on Aug. 19 at Detroit Mercy and first two of 2016 for her first career multi-assist game – she has already tied a career high in assists for a season (two in 2015).

* Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson earned her 10th career win at Detroit Mercy on Aug. 19 to take sole possession of sixth place on Baylor’s all-time wins list, passing Monica Housden (2002-03).

* Martinson earned her sixth career shutout to move into a tie for sixth on BU’s all-time list (Housden).

* Martinson played in her 29th career game on Aug. 21 at Michigan State to take sole possession of sixth place on BU’s all-time goalkeeper games played list (Housden).  Her 17 career starts rank eighth on BU’s career goalkeeper games started list.

* Senior defender Bridget Hamway, sophomore forward Ariel Leach and sophomore defender Kylie Ross each made their first career starts for Baylor on Aug. 19 at Detroit Mercy.

* Junior midfielder Aline De Lima, freshman defender Marissa Kinsey, freshman forward Raegan Padgett, junior defender Caitlin Schwartz, freshman defender Halee Sowinski and freshman midfielder Ashley Thornhill each made their Baylor debut on Aug. 19 at Detroit Mercy.

* Baylor’s 2016 team captains are Precious Akanyirige, Lindsay Burns, Emory Cason and Julie James.

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