Baylor soccer join the weekend of success for all Baylor athletics, hosting and winning a tournament consisting of four teams. The Bears (3-4-1) went undefeated in the tournament. Both were shutouts, the first two of the season for Baylor.
Baylor’s first played Northern Illinois on Friday. The Huskies came into the game 1-4-0, with Baylor coming in at 1-4-1. The Bears got off to an early start against the Huskies.
Freshman Julie James headed home a free kick from senior Katie Daigle in the 13th minute and a corner kick in the 68th minute.
After struggling to score in previous games, the Bears’ recent improvement in finishing is something that head coach Paul Jobson said he is thrilled to see.
“They’re starting to feel what it is like to be successful and score goals,” Jobson said. “It was not for a lack of effort. Things were not falling our way and they are now.”
Momentum from Friday’s game certainly carried into the Bears next game against UTSA on Sunday. Baylor won that game 8-0.
The Bears scored a season-high eight goals on Sunday for their third straight victory.
Baylor netted five more goals against the Roadrunnersin the second half, beginning with a free kick by senior Bri Campos. The Bears then commenced to score their final four goals in 11 minutes.
The Bears placed four players on the all-tournament squad, including MVP (Campos).
The Bears have won the past three games by a cumulative score of 17-1.
“So far this season, [the UTSA game] is probably the first complete game that we have put together,” Jobson said. “I am proud of the way we started, the consistency throughout the game and how we finished.”
Baylor looks to continue its good form this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Bears match up against Air Force at 7 p.m. Friday.
They follow that game with their final non-conference match of the season against Colorado College on Sunday.