By Jeffrey Swindoll
Baylor soccer fought a cagey battle against Oral Roberts University in a match that eventually ended in a 0-0 draw.
The match saw some fireworks in the final moments of regulation. ORU goalkeeper Helen Erb was sent off after taking down junior forward Sara Moghadas on a one-on-one breakaway in the 88th minute.
The Golden Eagles had to play with 10 players against Baylor’s full 11 for the final three minutes of regulation and the full 20 minutes of overtime.
The Bears outshot the Golden Eagles 21-4, but both teams had their fair share of chances to hit the back of the net, including a shot from Baylor that slammed the crossbar but bounced back into the field of play.
It was the first match of the season the Bears played all 90 minute of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime. In addition, it was the first time the Bears got anything less than a win at home this season.
The Bears closed out their pre-conference season 6-3-1, going undefeated at home ahead of a four-match home stand coming up for the next two weekends.
Baylor begins Big 12 competition against the undefeated Kansas Jayhawks on Friday and the Iowa State Cyclones two days after.