Soccer beats Texas 2-1

Senior midfielder Bri Campos watches the ball bounce during a soccer match between Baylor and Oklahoma State University on Sept. 25 at Betty Lou Mays Field in Waco. Photo credit: Sarah Pyo Photo credit: Sarah Pyo

By Meghan Mitchell, Reporter

With one match postponed due to bad weather, Baylor soccer shifted its focus to one game over the weekend. Baylor beat Texas 2-1 Sunday at Myers Stadium.

The Bears (9-5-2, 4-1-1 Big 12) traveled to Austin to take on the tough Longhorn (7-5-4, 4-3-1 Big 12) team.

Even though the Bears led in shot attempts (6-4) and shots on goal (3-1) both teams remained scoreless through the first half.

Coming back from the halftime, the Bears endured the poor field condition at Myers Stadium. The game looked set for a 0-0 tie. That changed in three minutes.

The Longhorns committed a hand-ball in their own box in the 65th minute, resulting in a penalty kick for the Bears.

Senior defender Katie Daigle capitalized on the penalty kick, giving the Bears a 1-0 lead.

This marked Daigle’s first goal of the season and third career goal. It was also her first goal scored off a penalty kick.

The Bears had the momentum going their way after Daigle’s go-ahead goal.

Three minutes later, freshman forward Lauren Piercy fired a 15-yard shot giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.

The Longhorns battled to try and get another good look at goal, but to no avail.

“I’m proud of these girls,” said head coach Paul Jobson. “A total team effort to get this victory over a really good Texas team.”

The Bears defense is going to have to shut down the TCU junior forward Michelle Prokof, who has scored nine goals this season.

The Bears travel to Fort Worth 7 p.m. Tuesday. Only two conference games remain before post-season action, including one against the defendng Big 12 champion –West Virginia.