By Parmida Schahhosseini
Baylor soccer’s 12-match road unbeaten streak came to a close with a 2-1 loss to Texas on Friday at Mike A. Myers Field, as the Bears were unable to overcome two quick second half goals from the Longhorns.
Baylor started strong in the first half outshooting Texas 5-4 and holding a 4-0 edge in shots on goal, but Texas came out attacking in the second half.
In the second half, Texas turned up the pressure, and 33 seconds into the second half, junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss saved Texas freshman forward Marchelle Davis’ shot. Two minutes later Kloss saved another shot, but the Longhorns kept attacking. Junior midfielder Sharis Lachappelle scored both of Texas’ goals in the 48th and 50th minute.
The Longhorns defense limited Baylor to one shot on goal in the second half. Junior forward Natalie Huggins scored Baylor’s lone goal in the 87th minute off of a rebound that hit the back of the net.
Both teams took 11 shots, but Texas made the adjustments necessary at the half to pull away with the win.
The Bears have yet to win a Big 12 road opener during the Jobson era, and it’s the first time since 2008 that Baylor has lost three straight matches.
Baylor will look to get a statement win against No. 15 Texas Tech at 1 p.m. Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Field.