Baylor soccer dropped a tough 1-0 double overtime match at Samford on Friday evening at Samford Track and Soccer Complex. The Bears (5-2-0) fought hard for 106 minutes but were unable to find the back of the net against the Bulldogs (2-2-2).
BU had a Raegan Padgett goal called back on an offside call in the 21st minute and missed on a good chance in the 96th minute as a two-on-one break by Padgett and Lauren Piercy led to a high shot by Piercy. Samford ended the match in the 106th minute on a long shot by Allie Lourie that bounced off the left post and in for the golden goal.
*Baylor’s first four-match winning streak since winning seven straight last season from Sept. 6-Oct. 2, 2015 came to an end.
*Baylor’s first four-match shutout streak since Aug. 23-Sept. 1, 2013 came to an end.
*Baylor is 5-2-0 to start a season for the third time in program history (2016, 2014, 1998) – its best start to a season is 5-0-0 (2013, 2002, 1998, 1996).
*Baylor played its first overtime and double overtime match of the season and first since November 4, 2015 vs. TCU in the Big 12 Championship first round in Kansas City (1-1, BU advanced in shootout win).
*The all-time series between Baylor and Samford is tied, 1-1, as BU won the first meeting 1-0 in Waco on Sept. 17, 2006.
*Baylor is 2-1-0 on its current four-match road trip.
*Baylor suffered just its fourth loss in its last 21 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.
*Baylor led Samford in shots on goal (4-2), shots were tied (11-11) and Samford led in corner kicks (10-3).
*Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson’s scoreless streak ended at 490:09, passing her career high of 384:57 from Sept. 20 through Oct. 9, 2015. Her streak from Aug. 26-Sept. 9, 2016 ranks fourth all-time at Baylor. Her previous streak now ranks eighth all-time in program history.
*Martinson started her 22nd career game as goalkeeper to pass Amanda Banar (1996-97) for seventh all-time at BU.
STAT OF THE GAME
490:09 – The amount of minutes and seconds between goals given up by Baylor goalkeeper Sara Martinson.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“We had two games last week where we were able to put one away at the end. Tonight we didn’t. That’s the game of soccer. We played well enough to win but give credit to a really good Samford team. They battled. It was two really good teams going after a win. I’m proud of our progress so far this season, and now we have a quick turnaround Sunday at Auburn.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson
Baylor ends its four-match road trip a 2 p.m. CT match at Auburn on Sunday.