Baylor Soccer Set for Split Big 12 Opening Weekend

Posted at 4:29 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 17:29:25-04

Baylor soccer starts Big 12 Conference play this weekend with a 6 p.m. CT home match vs. Texas on Friday on FOX Sports Plus and 1 p.m. road match at Oklahoma State on Sunday.

Fri., Sept. 23 v UT @ 6 p.m.
Betty Lou Mays Field (3,000)
Video: FOX Sports Plus
Sun., Sept. 25 at OSU @ 1 p.m.
Cowgirl Soccer Complex (1,450)

2016 Record: 7-3-0
2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Paul Jobson
Career: 16-9-4 (2nd season)
BU: 16-9-4 (2nd season)

2016 Record: 6-3-0
2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Angela Kelly
Career: 205-117-32 (17th season)
UT: 45-33-12 (5th season)

2016 Record: 5-3-2
2016 Big 12 Record: 0-0-0
Head Coach: Colin Carmichael
Career: 160-64-33 (12th season)
OSU: 160-64-33 (12th season)

* Baylor is undefeated in 19 of its last 24 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

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

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

* Baylor is 126-48-22 all-time at home, 56-16-11 under the Jobsons at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field and 4-0-0 in 2016. In their last nine matches at home the Bears are undefeated with an 8-0-1 mark (last loss was 2-1 vs. Michigan State on Aug. 25, 2015).

* Baylor is 3-3-0 on the road in 2016.

* Baylor is 9-8-3 in Big 12 home openers and 4-3-1 since 2008.

* Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks ninth in goals against average (0.393), 22nd in assists (21), 24th in points (63) and 25th in shutout percentage (0.600) and goals (21).

* Among Big 12 leaders, Baylor is first in goals against average, second in shutout percentage and third in assists, points and goals.

* Among individual leaders, sophomore forward Lauren Piercy leads the NCAA in game-winning goals (5), ranks 32nd in goals (6, first in Big 12) and 47th in points (14, third in Big 12). Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson ranks 12th in goals against average (0.382, first in Big 12) and 23rd in shutouts (4, second in Big 12).

* Baylor holds significant edges over its opponents in goals (21-4), shots (169-43), shots on goal (84-15) and corners (61-26).

* Senior defender Lindsay Burns was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 22. The weekly honor is Burns’ first in her career and BU’s first defensive weekly award since 2012 (Kat Ludlow, Sept. 5). The Yakima, Washington native gave the Bears their 10th Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week accolade and second from a non-goalkeeper (Ludlow, 2012). Burns is the second Bear to garner a weekly award this season as Lauren Piercy was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 30. Overall, Burns gave BU its 35th Big 12 weekly award and 20th under the Jobsons. Burns led Baylor’s defense to a pair of shutout wins on last week, and added a goal, as BU gave up just five shots, three on goal and three corners in two matches.

* Piercy scored her career-high-tying sixth goal of the season Sept. 18 vs. Jackson State and 12th of her career for her 13th point of the season and 26th of her career. She has six goals in 10 games this season and 12 in 27 career games. Piercy’s game-winning goal was her fifth this season and ninth of her career. She ranks tied for fourth on BU’s single-season game-winners list and tied for fifth on BU’s career game-winners list.

* Sophomore midfielder Sarah King picked up her third assist of the season on Sept. 16 vs. Washington and 13th of her career for her fifth point of the season and 19th of her career. She ranks tied for seventh at Baylor all-time in career assists.

* With two saves Sept. 16 vs. Washington, Martinson moved into eighth all-time at Baylor in career saves (49) as she also picked up her fourth shutout of the season and ninth of her career, moving her into fifth place all-time at Baylor in career shutouts.