Baylor soccer earned a 2-1 overtime win at Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon at Cowgirl Soccer Complex. The Bears (8-3-1, 1-0-1) fought back from an early 1-0 deficit to top the Cowgirls (5-5-2, 0-2-0) in the 96th minute on a golden goal from Aline De Lima.
The Cowgirls struck in the 18th minute on a set piece goal by Marlo Zoller and took that 1-0 lead into halftime. But like Friday’s game in Waco against Texas, BU bounced back from an early setback, and then some.
The Bears finally countered in the 68th minute as Julie James found Sarah King for a 16-yard goal to the far post. Then in the 96th minute, De Lima corralled a ball and put a 25-yard blast to the far post, top shelf for the winner.
*Baylor has won eight or more of its first 12 matches for the fifth time in seven seasons (2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010).
*Baylor is 1-1-1 in overtime matches this season and has played two straight OT contests (1-0-1).
*Baylor is 4-3-0 on the road in 2016 and 1-0-0 during its current four-match road trip.
*Baylor leads the all-time series over Oklahoma State, 10-9-3, and the Bears have won three straight.
*Baylor is undefeated in 21 of its last 26 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.
*Baylor led Oklahoma State in shots (11-5) and shots on goal (7-1) but OSU led in corners (4-1).
*Sophomore midfielder Sarah King scored her career-high 3rd goal of the season and fifth of her career for her 10th point of the season and 24th of her career.
*Sophomore midfielder Julie James had her career-high third assist of the season and fourth of her career for her fifth point of the season and 14th of her career.
*Junior transfer Aline De Lima scored her third goal of the season and of her Baylor career for her sixth point and first game-winner.
*Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson earned her seventh win of season and 16th of her career.
STAT OF THE GAME
4 – The amount of points Baylor earned in the standings in the Big 12 opening weekend of play.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“We battled a strong wind in the first half and OSU did a great job of capitalizing on a set piece in the first half. For the second game in a row we fought back from a 1-0 deficit. It’s even harder to do that on the road, much less get the victory. We scored two great goals on the road and I couldn’t be more proud of our team and getting four points on the weekend.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson
Baylor continues its road swing with a 6 p.m. CT match at West Virginia on Sept. 30 for its lone match next weekend.