Baylor Soccer Claims 2-0 Shutout in Opener at Detroit Mercy

Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 21:29:59-04

DETROIT – Baylor soccer earned a 2-0 shutout win at Detroit Mercy on Friday afternoon at Titan Field to begin the 2016 season. 

The Bears dominated both sides of play and scored in each half to put away the Titans.  BU’s first goal came in the 12th minute as a lead pass by Ashley York hit Lauren Piercy in stride for a breakaway goal.  Baylor held an 8-0 edge in shots and 5-0 lead in corner kicks in the first half.

In the 60th minute, York served a corner kick that was headed in through traffic by Lindsay Burns for the 2-0 lead that stood.  BU led 11-3 and 4-3 in shots and corners, respectively, in the second half.  For the game, the Bears held a 19-3 advantage in shots and 9-3 edge in corners.

Sara Martinson earned the win and shutout with 90 minutes of play at goalkeeper but did not record a save.


*Baylor is 15-5-1 all-time in season openers and 6-2-1 under the Jobsons.

*Baylor is undefeated in 13 of its last 15 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.

*Sophomore forward Lauren Piercy notched her seventh career goal and first of 2016, and now has seven goals in 18 career games.

*Senior defender Lindsay Burns scored her third career goal and first since scoring two in 2013.

*Senior midfielder Ashley York picked up her fifth and sixth career assists 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 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 28th career game to move into a tie for sixth on BU’s all-time goalkeeper games played list (Housden).

*Senior defender Bridget Hamway, sophomore forward Ariel Leach and sophomore defender Kylie Ross each made their first career starts for Baylor.

*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.


2 – The amount of assists by Ashley York in the game and number of seasons between goals for Lindsay Burns.


“Any time you can go on the road and get a win it’s big for your team, especially in our opener.  It was good to play a nice mix of rookies and veterans that missed or didn’t get as much playing time as we would’ve liked in the exhibitions.  Our first score was a nice counter attack by Ashley York and Lauren Piercy for a breakaway goal.  The set pieces we ran were good.  We scored on a beautiful header by Lindsay Burns off a nice corner kick by Ashley York.  We’ve been working hard on those set pieces and it’s nice to see us convert and we’re hoping we can convert more.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson


Baylor finishes its opening weekend with a 12 p.m. CT match at Michigan State on Sunday.