Baylor Soccer Wins 2-1 at No. 22 Oklahoma

Posted at 12:22 AM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 01:22:40-04

Baylor soccer earned a 2-1 win over No. 22 Oklahoma on Friday evening at OU Soccer Complex.  The Bears (9-4-1, 2-1-1) received stellar efforts by Sarah King and Julie James as both played a part in both goals that toppled the Sooners (10-4-1, 3-2-0).

In the seventh minute, King executed a quick throw-in from the left corner in OU territory to Julie James, who fired a shot in the box from the left wing that was deflected by the goalkeeper.  Fortunately, Raegan Padgett was there to poke in the rebound for a 1-0 lead.

The Sooners responded quickly with a goal in the 10th minute by Liz Keester, and the 1-1 score stood until the 71st minute.  Off a BU corner kick by Ashley York, James had the first touch in the box and passed to King for the game-winner in front of the net.


*Baylor is 5-4-0 on the road in 2016 and 2-1-0 during its current four-match road trip.

*Baylor is undefeated in 22 of its last 28 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

*Against NSCAA ranked opponents, Baylor is 3-7-5 since 2012 (BU’s last win over a ranked opponent was at No. 23 BYU, 2-1, Sept. 1, 2014), 3-16-6 under the Jobsons, 12-57-7 since the program started in 1996, and 1-1-0 in 2016 (faced two straight, lost 2-0 at No. 4 West Virginia last Friday).

*Baylor is 37-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.

*Baylor leads the all-time series over Oklahoma, 9-7-5, and won the last meeting in a 1-0 decision in Waco last season on Oct. 16, 2015.

*Baylor trailed Oklahoma in shots (16-10), shots on goal (8-6) and corner kicks (5-4).

*Freshman forward Raegan Padgett scored her second goal of the season for her seventh point.

*Sophomore forward Sarah King scored her career-high fourth goal of the season and sixth of her career for her 12th point of the season and 26th of her career.  The game-winner was the first of her career.

*King also added her fifth assist of the season and 15th of her career for her 13th point of the season and 27th of her career.  She now ranks tied for sixth all-time at Baylor in career assists.

*Senior midfielder Ashley York picked up her career-high fourth assist of the season and eighth of her career for her fourth point of the season and 32nd of her career.

*Sophomore midfielder Julie James registered her career-high fourth and fifth assists of the season and fifth and sixth of her career for her seventh point this season and 16th of her career.  The two-assist match marked her first of her career.

*Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson earned her eighth win of the season and 17th of her career.  Her season win total is tied with her total from 2015, which ranks tied for 10th all-time at Baylor.  Her career win total is now tied for fifth all-time at BU.

*Martinson made her 27th career start as goalkeeper to move into a tie for sixth all-time in career goalkeeper starts at BU.


3 – The amount of points by Sarah King in the match as she was part of both goals.


“This is a great result for our girls.  They deserved it.  I’m not taking anything away from OU – they’re a great team.  We just battled and locked down defensively really well.  We came out with a big win, doing what we needed to do to win the game.  Now we turn around and get ready for another great team on the road at Texas Tech on Sunday.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson


Baylor ends its four-match road swing with a 1 p.m. CT match at Texas Tech on Sunday.