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Baylor advances to Sweet Sixteen with win against Georgetown

Baylor advances to Sweet Sixteen with win against Georgetown
November 17
03:33 2012

No. 13 midfielder Hanna Gilmore passes the ball during the game against TCU on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 2-0.
Matt Hellman | Lariat Photo Editor

By Greg DeVries

The No. 11 Baylor soccer team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a 2-1 overtime victory over the No. 14 Georgetown Hoyas. Senior forward Dana Larsen notched the overtime golden goal to give Baylor the win. The Bears will now take on the winner of North Carolina and Illinois at 1 p.m. Sunday. If the No. 2 seed North Carolina was to win, then the Tar Heels would have home field advantage against Baylor.

Through the first half, the game was scoreless. Baylor did keep the offensive pressure high, however. The Bears recorded eight shots to Georgetown’s three.

In the second half, Georgetown struck first. Hoya sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz scored in the 82nd minute to give Georgetown the 1-0 advantage. Coming into the game, Corboz was the 10th best scorer in the country, so the Bears knew they had to keep her in check.

With just two minutes remaining, freshman forward Bri Campos evened the game at one. Campos had threatened goal earlier in the game, but finally found the back of the net for some late-game heroics.

In overtime, Baylor took advantage of an early opportunity. Senior forward Larissa Campos found her fellow senior forward Larsen for the game winning goal just two minutes into overtime. Larsen leads the Bears in scoring on the year, and this game-winner is her 11th goal of the year.

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