Baylor soccer (1-0) notched a pair of second-half goals from two freshmen to grind out a 2-0 win in the 2018 season opener over ACU (0-1) on Thursday evening at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
BU carried edges in shots (15-4) and shots on goal (7-2), but were edged by ACU in corners (4-3).
Both goals for the Bears came in the run of play, starting with a score in the 59th minute.
Jackie Crowther started the drive in, pushing up the field and crossing in to Taylor Moon. Moon placed a header pass up to Maddie Algya, who jumped in for a header shot to cross the ACU goalkeeper, Erin Smith, over and find the back of the net for the first score of the season.
Carrying a 1-0 lead into the closing minutes of the match, Moon broke away from the ACU backline in the 88th minute. Going one-on-one with ACU’s Smith, Moon chipped a shot from 15 yards out that snuck under the crossbar and found the net, icing the 2-0 victory for the Bears.