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Daily Bears Report 10.24.2012

Cooper Neill

Baylor Football plays Iowa State this weekend, in Ames, in an attempt to stop a 3-game losing skid. Among the key points to remember is that Iowa State are 2.5 point favorites, Art Briles is still confident in Phil Bennett, and that currently there's no information out there about who's going to start at quarterback for the Cyclones. In recruiting news, the Waco Tribune has a story about Baylor football commit Xavier Phillips, who could have gone Ivy League but is instead coming to Waco next summer. Phillips, currently listed as a defensive end, is a team leader and a talented player, who has 5 quarterback sacks and 38 tackles, while forcing 3 fumbles, recovering 3 fumbles, and intercepting 2 passes.

Baylor Volleyball travels to (8) Texas this week to face one of the stronger teams in the Big 12 and attempt to continue their two game winning streak. The Longhorns are undefeated in conference play, but the Bears hope earn their first win over a ranked team tonight in Austin. Baylor travels next to Manhattan, Kansas, to play (16) Kansas State on Saturday, October 27th.

Baylor Soccer forward Dana Larsen was honored with the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week award for her contribution in the Bears' victories over Texas and Iowa State this weekend. Larsen scored the first of Baylor's two goals in the win over the Longhorns and assisted with the double overtime goal, and also had three shots on goal in the 1-0 victory over Iowa State. The Bears are 13-1-4 overall and 4-0-3 in conference with one game left in the regular schedule. Baylor takes on TCU this Friday in Waco in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

Baylor Tennis' Julian Lenz lost the USTA/ITA Regional title match in straight sets to third-seeded Daniel Whitehead (Texas) on Tuesday. Lenz falls to 10-3 on the season, and hopes to be selected for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in New York next month. Other members of Baylor's tennis team will travel to the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships the next week.

Baylor's women's tennis' Ema Burgic fell to the country's fourth-ranked player, Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (Texas A&M), in the USTA/ITA Regional final here at Baylor on Tuesday after a hard fought match. The Lady Beras compete next at the Jack Kramer Club Invite in Rolling Hills, Calif. on Nov. 9-11.