No. 3 seed Baylor fell 3-2 in overtime to No. 7 seed TCU on Friday night in the 2016 Big 12 Championship semifinals at Swope Soccer Village. The Bears (12-7-1) used two early goals to take a lead but the Horned Frogs (12-5-2) bounced back late in the second half.
BU opened the game with a goal in the ninth minute. Amanda Hoglund served a cross from the left corner that was tapped in by Julie James in front of the net. Then in the 26th minute, Lauren Piercy launched a long pass down the right sideline that Hoglund caught up to and beat TCU’s goalkeeper one-on-one to the top-left shelf from 15 yards out for the 2-0 lead.
However, the ball spent most of the second half in TCU’s possession in BU territory. In the 72nd minute, a Bears foul gave the Horned Frogs a penalty kick that was cashed in by Allison Ganter. Then in the 74th minute, a corner kick by Ganter resulted in a goal for Faith Carter to knot the game.
In overtime, a 98th-minute corner kick by TCU’s Michelle Prokof was kicked in by Meghan Murphy for the golden goal.
*Baylor had its first multiple-goal match in the Big 12 Championship since a 4-1 win in 2012 over TCU to win the title.
*Baylor is 10-11-3 all-time in the Big 12 Championship and 6-4-3 under the Jobsons.
*Baylor is 3-3-1 all-time in the Big 12 Championship as a No. 3 seed.
*Baylor is 1-1-1 against TCU in the Big 12 Championship (won 4-1 in 2012 title match and tied 1-1 in 2015 first round but advanced on 7-6 shootout win).
*Baylor suffered its first-ever loss to the Horned Frogs but leads the all-time series over TCU, 11-1-3.
*Baylor is now 40-3-3 when scoring first since 2013.
*Baylor is 1-3-1 in overtime matches this season and 0-2-3 in all-time in Big 12 Championship overtime matches – last OT match in the event was a 1-1 tie vs. TCU in the 2015 first round and the Bears advanced 7-6 in a shootout.
*Baylor trailed TCU in shots (9-6), shots on goal (8-2) and corners kicks (7-3).
*Sophomore forward Amanda Hoglund picked up her career-high-tying second assist of the season and fourth of her career for her sixth point of the season and 14th of her career.
*Hoglund also added her career-high-tying third goal of the season and sixth of her career for her career-high-tying eighth point of the season and 16th of her career.
*Sophomore forward Lauren Piercy notched her career-high third assist of the season and fourth of her career for her career-high 17th point of the season and 30th of her career.
*Sophomore midfielder Julie James scored her third goal of the season and seventh of her career for her career-high 11th point of the season and 20th of her career.
STAT OF THE GAME
1:40 – The amount of minutes and seconds it took TCU to tie the game after trailing 2-0 through the first 71 minutes.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“I give a lot of credit to TCU. They were the better team in the second half. I’m proud of my team but we let the second half get away from us a bit. Obviously, I’m disappointed with the loss but I’m still very proud of this team. It was a great season and great season for these seniors. They poured everything into their team. I’m extremely proud of how they represent themselves and how they represent Baylor University.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson
Baylor has an outside chance to receive a bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be streamed on NCAA.com at 3:30 p.m. CT on Monday.