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Baylor Soccer Faces Road Test at No. 4 West Virginia

Baylor soccer travels to No. 4 West Virginia for its lone match this week on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.  The teams have not met since the 2014 season as the 2015 match was canceled due to weather.

The match will feature live stats and video on WVUSports.com. Twitter updates can be found on the @BaylorFutbol official account.

MATCH INFO
Fri., Sept. 30 at WVU @ 6 p.m.
Dlesk Soccer Stadium (1,650)
Stats: WVUSports.com
Video: WVUSports.com

BAYLOR BEARS
2016 Record: 8-3-1
2016 Big 12 Record: 1-0-1
Head Coach: Paul Jobson
Career: 17-9-5 (2nd season)
BU: 17-9-5 (2nd season)

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
2016 Record: 8-1-1
2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown
Career: 307-107-45 (22nd season)
WVU: 294-102-45 (21st season)

BAYLOR QUICK NOTES
* Baylor is undefeated in 21 of its last 26 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

* Baylor is 4-3-0 on the road in 2016 and 1-0-0 on its current four-match road trip.

* Baylor has won eight or more of its first 12 matches for the fifth time in seven seasons (2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010).

* Against NSCAA ranked opponents, Baylor is 2-6-5 since 2012 (BU’s last win over a ranked opponent was at No. 23 BYU, 2-1, Sept. 1, 2014), 2-15-6 under the Jobsons and 11-56-7 since the program started in 1996.  Against NSCAA top five ranked opponents, Baylor is 1-12-0 all-time with its lone win being over No. 3 Texas A&M (2-1 in OT) in Waco on Oct. 12, 1997.

* Baylor has 47 shutouts over the last four seasons (six in 2016).

* Baylor is 36-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.

* Baylor is 126-48-23 all-time at home, 56-16-12 under the Jobsons and 4-0-1 in 2016. In their last 10 matches at home the Bears are undefeated with an 8-0-2 mark (last loss was 2-1 vs. Michigan State on Aug. 25, 2015).

* With Baylor’s 1-1 tie vs. Texas on Sept. 23, BU is 9-8-4 in Big 12 home openers and 4-3-2 since 2008.

* Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks 17th in goals against average (0.482), 20th in assists (24), 23rd in points (72), 26th in goals (24) and 38th in shutout percentage (0.500).

* Among Big 12 leaders, Baylor is second in goals against average, shots on goal per game (7.92) and shutout percentage, third in assists, goals and points and fourth in goals per game (2.00). 

* Among individual leaders, sophomore forward Lauren Piercy ranks second in the NCAA in game-winning goals (5, first in Big 12) and 63rd in goals (6, first in Big 12). Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson ranks 20th in goals against average (0.493, second in Big 12) and 38th in shutouts (4, third in Big 12).

* Baylor holds large edges over its foes in goals (24-6), shots (194-56), shots on goal (95-21) and corners (70-37).

* Baylor is 1-1-1 in overtime matches in 2016 and has played OT in three of its last six matches (two straight).

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