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09.16.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

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The "Everyone But Football Played This Weekend" edition.

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It's officially #SicULM week.

No. 19/20 Baylor football wouldn't be where it is without the non-scholarship members of the team, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner. As you can see from the above sentence, Baylor rose in the polls during their bye-week, cracking the top-20 in the Coaches' Poll. A Gif Reaction Thread was managed to be had, despite the lack of a game.

Baylor soccer won their program-record 14th straight home match last Friday, defeating Cal Poly, before drawing McNeese State on Sunday to preserve the season-beginning unbeaten streak. The No. 7 Bears scored all four of their goals in the first half against Cal Poly, and senior Kat Ludlow picked up her career-first game-winning goal. Against McNeese State, goalkeeper Michelle Kloss earned her career 14th shutout and currently holds the third-most shutouts in program history. The Bears play again this Friday night at home against North Texas at 7 p.m. CT.

Volleyball won their first two matches of the Baylor Invitational, but was swept by former Big 12 opponent Colorado in the title game Saturday night. The Bears, now 4-7, will travel to Houston for their next four matches, the first against Rice on Wednesday night.

The tennis doubles pair of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle advanced to the semifinals of the Midland Invitational, where they will play Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath of Rice today. Shankle also advanced to the fourth round of consolation singles play.

Men's golf finished the Illini Invitational in ninth place, and were lead by senior Jerry Ruiz, who tied for 23rd overall.

Baylor equestrian drew with SMU in their exhibition match, but lost due to a raw-score tiebreaker last weekend. The Bears won the reining  and horsemanship competitions, and tied in fences, but their raw-score loss in flat cost them the match. Equestrian begins non-exhibition play at the Willis Invitational September 27th.

Women's cross-country sent two teams to separate competitions this weekend, with the first team placing third at the Iowa Black & Gold Invite on Friday, and the second placing third at the UTA Season Opener Saturday. Junior Rachel Johnson won the Iowa meet with a time of 13:56.28, her second-straight first-place finish after winning the Bear Twilight Invitational last month. Freshman Lindsey Smith was the top runner for the Baylor squad in Arlington, finishing 11th with a time of 18:56.1.

UPDATE: EDSBS is full of geniuses!

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