The Bears (7-3-0) scored early and often to put away the Lady Tigers (0-6-0) on Senior Day.
BU received its first goal in the sixth minute as Julie James’ cross from the left wing found Lauren Piercy for a tap-in in front of the net. Then in the ninth minute, a corner kick by Ashley York was redirected by Piercy to Lindsay Burns for another tap-in in front of the net. To close out the scoring in the first half, Jackie Crowther made a pass in the box from the left wing to Amanda Hoglund, who deftly snuck a nutmeg shot to the back of the net in the 24th minute.
Baylor added four more goals in the second half. In the 47th minute, Kennedy Brown’s pass to Aline De Lima led to a laser shot to the top right corner for a goal. In the 56th minute, a cross by Ariel Leach was headed in by De Lima. In the 59th minute, Delanie Davis headed a ball to Marissa Sullivan for a head-on shot with the keeper that went in the left side of the net. In the 73rd minute, Crowther found Sullivan in the box for a 15-yard rocket to the back of the net.
*Baylor has won seven or more of its first 10 matches for the fifth time in the last seven seasons (2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010).
*Baylor is 126-48-22 all-time at home, 56-16-11 under the Jobsons at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field and 4-0-0 in 2016.
*Baylor is undefeated in 19 of its last 24 matches, dating back to the 2015 season.
*Baylor has 47 shutouts over the last four seasons (six in 2016).
*Baylor is 36-2-3 when scoring first since 2013.
*Baylor led Jackson State in shots (26-1), shots on goal (16-1) and corner kicks (10-0).
*Sophomore midfielder Lauren Piercy scored her career-high-tying sixth goal of the season and 12th of her career for her 13th point of the season and 26th of her career. She now has six goals in 10 games this season and 12 in 27 career games.
*Piercy’s game-winning goal was her fifth this season and ninth of her career. She now ranks tied for fourth on BU’s single-season game-winners list and tied for fifth on BU’s career game-winners list.
*Piercy picked up her career-high second assist of the season and third of her career for her 14th point of the season and 27th career point.
*Sophomore midfielder Julie James notched her career-high second assist of the season and third of her career for her fourth point of the season and 13th of her career.
*Senior defender Lindsay Burns scored her second goal of the season and fourth of her career for her fourth point of the season and 11th of her career.
*Senior midfielder Ashley York picked up her career-high third assist of the season and seventh of her career for her third point of the season and 31st of her career.
*Sophomore forward Jackie Crowther gathered a career-high two assists for her career-high third this season and fourth of her career for her third point of the season and 10th of her career.
*Sophomore forward Amanda Hoglund scored her second goal of the season and fifth of her career for her fourth point on the season and 12th of her career.
*Sophomore midfielder Kennedy Brown registered her first career assist for her first career point.
*Junior midfielder Aline De Lima scored the first two goals of her Baylor career for her fourth point.
*Sophomore forward Ariel Leach had her first career assist for her third point of the season and of her career.
*Junior midfielder Delanie Davis had her first assist of the season and second of her career for her first point of the season and second of her career.
*Senior forward Marissa Sullivan scored the first two goals of her career for her fourth point of the season and sixth of her career.
*Sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Gartner earned her first win of the season and second of her career while picking up her first career shutout. She made her second start of the season and sixth of her career.
STAT OF THE GAME
3 – The amount of goals by Baylor’s seniors on Senior Day in the game – two by Marissa Sullivan and one by Lindsay Burns.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“One of the things that I challenged the team with and told them before the game was that we have to do what we do. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, we have to go to work. This might be one of the most complete senior days that we have had in a long time. It allowed us to get a lot of our prime-minute players off of the field which was helpful, especially after the win that we had on Friday night.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson
Baylor finishes its three-match home stand with a 6 p.m. CT game vs. Texas next Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field.