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After a weekend of competitive and mentally taxing tryouts in Portland, Ore., senior soccer player Carlie Davis was relieved to finally be landing in Dallas on the way back to her home at Baylor University.
As the plane taxied, Davis noticed a missed call from an unknown number on her phone and held the phone to her ear as the voicemail played.
The Baylor women’s soccer team saw its best season last fall with an overall record of 19-1-5 and made the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen game against the University of North Carolina.
Soccer can be relentless sometimes. A team can outplay its opponent all game, but one goal can change things dramatically. Such is the way it went for the No. 11 Baylor women’s soccer team against the No.13 University of North Carolina on Nov. 18 in the Sweet Sixteen.
The Baylor volleyball team’s season is officially over after a regular season in which the Bears earned 20 wins and just 12 losses.
This season is just the sixth time in program history that the Bears reached the 20-win mark.
It is the second time that the team has won at least 20 matches under head coach Jim Barnes.
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.
After defeating Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the No. 3 seed Baylor women’s soccer team will take on the Georgetown Hoyas at 3 p.m. today at Fetzer Field at the University of North Carolina, the host school for the region.
Baylor is currently ranked No. 11 in the country, just three spots ahead of the 14th-ranked Hoyas. Georgetown earned a spot in this game by defeating Virginia Tech 3-2 in overtime.
When TCU and Baylor last squared off in volleyball, it took a grueling five sets to narrowly decide a Baylor victory. This time in Fort Worth for the rematch between the two schools, Baylor decisively took care of business to earn a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-20, 25-21). The win gave the Bears back-to-back road sweeps after they defeated West Virginia in straight sets last Saturday.
Last year, the Baylor women’s soccer team ended its season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of North Carolina 5-0. This year, the 11th ranked Bears have advanced to the second round after beating Arizona State 3-1 on Friday.
After a long regular season and a win in the Big 12 Tournament, the No. 11 Baylor women’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA tournament.
The Bears are a No. 3 seed in the big dance and will travel to Arizona State to take on the Sun Devils today at 8 p.m.
The Baylor volleyball team fell to the Oklahoma Sooners 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25) Wednesday night. Baylor had four players with double-digit kills in redshirt junior outside hitter Zoe Adom, freshman outside hitter Thea Munch-Soegaard, sophomore middle hitter Adri Nora and senior right side hitter Alyssa Dibbern.