Baylor Soccer went to Indiana this weekend to participate in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.
Friday saw the Bears in a tight match against the Boilermakers of Purdue. Purdue went up a goal in just the third minute of the match. While the Bears were able to net an equalizer late, they couldn't hold on to the tie and gave up the game winner just seconds later. Freshman Sarah King got her first collegiate goal and Julie James got her first assist in this match.
This morning, Baylor took the field against Indiana. With a sizable 14 shots, the Bears out-shot the Hoosiers by six, but could not beat the stellar Indiana defense (they haven't given up a goal in three-plus matches). As per usual, Bri Campos was all over the pitch, involving herself in nearly every play. Both sides saw good looks throughout the match, but neither could net that winning goal in the first ninety minutes. However, a yellow card on Ashley York in the 93rd minute gave the Hoosiers the opportunity they were looking for as Cassidy Blancha got on the end of the ensuing free kick and slotted the ball out of the reach of goalkeeper Sara Martinson.
Since I could only listen to the match on Indiana's Internet broadcast (and didn't get to listen to the Purdue match), I don't have much else to say about this game. It's disappointing to lose again, but this team is still very young and if they can start converting some of their many shots into goals, they'll be right as rain.
The Bears head to Huntsville on Friday to take on Sam Houston State.