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Daily Bears Report 11/9

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Baylor Athletics Update

Volleyball

  • Baylor volleyball (19-7, 7-3) enters the steep final stretch of the season, facing the No. 5 Texas Longhorns (18-3, 10-1) on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in Gregory Gymnasium. From Baylor Bears dot com.

BU logged its 19th win of the season and its seventh conference win the last time out on the court, downing Texas Tech in four sets last Wednesday evening in Lubbock.

BU is chasing a postseason berth, with a win over the Longhorns poised to add an exclamation point to an already remarkable season.

Not only could Baylor the program's first 20 win season since 2012 and the first eight-plus Big 12 win season since 2010, a victory in Austin would be the first ever for the up-and-coming program.

The teams meet for the second time this season, with then-No. 4 Texas winning in four sets on Oct. 12.

The Longhorns have carried the advantage in the all-time series between the school, leading 78-2 overall and 36-0 in Austin.

The Wednesday showdown will be televised on the Longhorn Network and Watch ESPN, with Nell Fortner and Tyler Denning handling talent for the network.

For this and all other Baylor road matches, fans can tune into the live internet radio broadcast on BaylorBears.com/allaccess.

Golf

Baylor women’s golf finished tied for third place at the Trinity Forest Invitational after overnight rain forced the cancellation of the final round. From Baylor Bears dot com.

The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes, but the second round was cancelled on Monday and the course was unplayable for Tuesday’s final round.

The Bears shot 18-over 306 in the tournament’s only round, finishing two strokes back of Michigan (+16) and one stroke back of Texas A&M (+17). BU tied Ohio State (+18) and recorded wins over UNLV (+19), SMU (+21), Houston (+22), Texas Tech (+27), Kansas State (+27), Kansas (+27), Mississippi State (+30), UTSA (+31), Memphis (+32) and Tulsa (+42).

Junior Amy Lee shot 2-over-par 74 to finish tied for third place, three strokes back of Texas A&M’s Bianca Fabrizio (-1). Lee has now recorded three consecutive top-five finishes and has four top-10 finishes in her five tournaments at Baylor.

Sophomore Dylan Kim recorded a season-best tie for sixth place at 3-over 75, and sophomore Maria Vesga tied for 20th place at 5-over 77, earning her fourth top-20 finish in five fall tournaments. Junior Giovana Maymon and freshman Fiona Liddell tied for 38th place at 8-over 80.

“It was a bit disappointing to not be able to go out and play for the championship, but it was something that was obviously out of our control,” head coach Jay Goble said. “I’m proud of our team this semester. We had ups and downs, but to finish the fall ranked inside the top 25 nationally, and to have done so without playing our best golf, is very encouraging for the spring. We’ll now let the team concentrate on their studies and rest a bit before cranking back up in late January.”

Baylor has completed its fall season. The Bears begin the spring portion of their schedule on Feb. 14 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R. Follow @BaylorWGolf for updates throughout the season.

Football

Baylor Coach’s Show - Jim Grobe

ODB FanPosting

JP Bales parody fanpost, Baylor Football Coach Hiring Notes: October 2016, is worth a look-see.