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Baylor Soccer Faces Weekend Road Tilts at Samford, Auburn

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Baylor soccer ends a four-match road trip in Alabama this weekend with a 7 p.m. CT tilt at Samford on Friday and 2 p.m. game at Auburn on Sunday.

Both matches will feature live stats and video on SamfordSports.com and AuburnTigers.com, respectively.  Sunday's match will air on ESPN3.  Twitter updates will also be provided on the @BaylorFutbol official account.

MATCH INFO

Fri., Sept. 9 at SU @ 7 p.m.

Samford Track/Soccer Complex (1,200)

Stats: SamfordSports.com

Video: SamfordSports.com

Sun., Sept. 11 at AU @ 2 p.m.

Auburn Soccer Complex (1,500)

Stats: AuburnTigers.com

Video: ESPN3

BAYLOR BEARS

2016 Record: 5-1-0

2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Paul Jobson

Career: 14-7-4 (2nd season)

BU: 14-7-4 (2nd season)

SAMFORD BULLDOGS

2016 Record: 1-2-2

2016 SoCon Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Todd Yelton

Career: 217-113-39 (19th season)

SU: 177-81-35 (15th season)

AUBURN TIGERS

2016 Record: 3-3-0

2016 SEC Record: 0-0-0

Head Coach: Karen Hoppa

Career: 267-180-41 (24th season)

AU: 203-136-32 (18th season)

BAYLOR QUICK NOTES

* Baylor has won four straight matches for the first time since winning seven straight last season from Sept. 6-Oct. 2, 2015.

* Baylor is 5-1-0 or better to start a season for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.

* Baylor is undefeated in 17 of its last 20 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

* Baylor has 45 shutouts over the last four seasons (four in 2016).

* Baylor is 34-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.

* Baylor is 2-0-0 on its current four-match road trip, and 3-1-0 on the road overall in 2016.

* Baylor is 124-48-22 all-time at home and 54-16-11 under the Jobsons at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

* Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks 17th in goal against average (0.333), 19th in shutout percentage (0.667), 40th in goals (12), 41st in assists (11), 42nd in points (35) and 43rd in shots per game (17.67).

*Among Big 12 leaders, Baylor ranks first in goals against average, and shutout percentage, and fourth in goals per game (2.00), shots per game, shots on goal per game (8.17), assists, goals and points.

*Among individual leaders, sophomore forward Lauren Piercy leads the NCAA in game-winning goals (4), 20th in goals (5, first in Big 12), 25th in points (11, first in Big 12) and 46th in shots on goal per game (2.17, third in Big 12). Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson ranks 11th in shutouts (3, first in Big 12) and 27th in goals against average (0.352, first in Big 12).

* Baylor holds significant edges over its opponents in goals (12-2), shots (106-19), shots on goal (49-7) and corner kicks (37-8).

* Piercy scored her fifth goal of the season (one shy of her career high) Sept. 4 at Illinois Chicago and 11th of her career for her 11th point of the season and 24th career point. She now has four goals scored in her last four games and 11 in 23 career games. She’s the 17th player in program history to reach the 10 goal plateau.

* Piercy tallied her fourth game-winning goal (tying a career high) Sept. 4 at Illinois Chicago and eighth career game-winning goal to move into sixth place on Baylor’s all-time list. Her season total is tied for seventh on BU’s all-time list.

* Piercy was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 30. The weekly honor is Piercy’s first from the Big 12 this season and third in her career, making her the second player in program history to earn three career weekly Big 12 awards (Ashley Noah, 2004-07). The accolade marks the first time she’s been selected as the league’s offensive player of week as she was named newcomer of the week twice last season. Since the program started in 1996, Baylor has earned 12 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. Piercy netted both game-winners for Baylor last weekend and three goals for a six-point week.

* Piercy was Baylor’s lone representative on the 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Team after being named 2015 Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year, second-team All-Big 12 and making the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

* Martinson picked up her fifth win of the season Sept. 4 at Illinois Chicago and 14th of her career while adding her third shutout of the season and eighth of her career to move into a tie for fifth place all-time in career shutouts at Baylor.

* Martinson’s scoreless streak of 309:18 is approaching her career high of 384:57 from Sept. 20-Oct. 9, 2015.

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