By Parmida Schahhosseini
Baylor soccer closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win against TCU on Friday for the Bears second consecutive win in Big 12 play for the first time this season.
The Baylor defense kept the TCU’s offense in check, and sophomore forward Bri Campos scored on a free kick from 26 yards out to give Baylor the lead. Baylor was aggressive the whole night, outshooting TCU 16-8 with an advantage of 8-0 in shots on goal.
Baylor’s team defense made junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss’ night easy as she finished the game without having to make a save. TCU freshman goalkeeper Shannon Coffer made seven saves with the Baylor offense overpowering the TCU defense.
In the first half, senior midfielder Kat Ludlow’s back-to-back back shots were saved by Coffer, but TCU would respond with two shots of its own. The two teams continued to exchange shots until the 38-minute mark, then Baylor finished the half taking the last three shots.
TCU attacked early in the second half, but the shot went wide. Baylor responded with back-to-back shots by Ludlow and freshman midfielder Ashley York. After Campos made the goal, Baylor began to attack more aggressively and shot the ball four additional times. The Horned Frogs tried to stir up a comeback, but Baylor outplayed the Horned Frogs on both sides of the ball.
Baylor looks to carry the winning momentum into the Big 12 Tournament on Nov. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.