No. 3 Baylor Soccer Tops No. 6 Oklahoma State in Big 12 First Round

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 15:04:22-04

No. 3 seed Baylor soccer earned a 1-0 win over No. 6 seed Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2016 Big 12 Soccer Championship on Wednesday night at Swope Soccer Village.  The Bears (12-6-1) used a penalty kick by Aline De Lima to take down the Cowgirls (9-8-3) to advance to face TCU in the semifinals on Friday.

Early on, the Bears had a few good chances and a near own goal by OSU.  But the game-changing play came on a run in the box by Lauren Piercy in which she was fouled hard to earn a penalty kick in the 21st minute.  The kick was taken by De Lima and beat the goalkeeper to the left for a 1-0 lead that stood.

A little help was needed to keep the lead, though.  BU keeper Sara Martinson had a diving save in the first half but the closest call came on a corner kick that led to a header in the 64th minute.  Martinson tipped the ball off the crossbar, then bobbled it as the ball came right back down to her and she was able to secure it after bobbling the ball around heavy traffic at the net.


*Baylor has won at least one match in the Big 12 Championship nine times in 14 appearances and has done so five years in a row.

*Baylor is 10-10-3 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 6-3-3 under the Jobsons.

*Baylor has qualified for 14 of a possible 21 Big 12 Championships and seven of nine under the Jobsons, including six in a row.

*Baylor is 3-2-1 all-time in the Big 12 Championship as a No. 3 seed (last No. 3 seed to win the title was Missouri in 2008 – also happened with Texas in 2006 and Texas A&M in 2001).

*Baylor is 3-0-0 against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship (won 3-0 in 2012 and 1-0 in 2014).

*Baylor leads the all-time series over Oklahoma State, 11-9-3, and has won four straight in the series, including a 2-1 overtime win in Stillwater, Oklahoma earlier this season on Sept. 25.

*Baylor reached the 12-win plateau for the third time in the last six years and seventh time in 21 seasons as a program – first since going 19-1-5 in 2012.

*Baylor is undefeated in 25 of its last 33 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.

*Baylor is 40-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.

*Baylor has 49 shutouts over the last four seasons (eight in 2016).

*Baylor led Oklahoma State in shots (14-8) and shots on goal (8-3 but OSU led in corner kicks (7-3).

*Junior transfer midfielder Aline De Lima scored her fourth goal of the season for her eighth point on her first career penalty kick attempt – the goal was her second game-winner of the season, which also came against Oklahoma State in the regular season on Sept. 25 in overtime.

*Junior goalkeeper Sara Martinson earned her 11th win of the season and 20th of her career – she now ranks tied for seventh on BU’s single season wins list.

*Martinson posted her sixth shutout of the season and 11th of her career – she now ranks tied for eighth on BU’s single season shutouts list and fourth in career shutouts.

*The match started two hours late due to lightning delay – was supposed to kickoff at 8 p.m. CT.


2 – The amount of game-winning goals Aline De Lima has this year against Oklahoma State.


“I’m very proud of the effort tonight and getting the result we wanted.  It was tough match, especially with the delay, but we’ve had a few of those this year already and our girls knew exactly how to handle it.  We came out sharp, earned an early penalty kick that Aline De Lima was able to put away and kept the pressure on all game.  We’ll enjoy this for a few minutes and turn our focus to recovery and preparing for TCU on Friday night.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson


Baylor faces No. 7 seed TCU on Friday at 7 p.m. CT in the semifinals of the 2016 Big 12 Soccer Championship at Swope Soccer Village.