WACO, Texas – No. 7 Baylor muscled its way to another dominant performance but left nothing to show in the win-loss column as McNeese State (5-2-1) came into Betty Lou Mays Field and played the Bears (6-0-2) to a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon in 110 minutes of action. The result ended Baylor's program-record 14-match winning streak at home, while the program-record unbeaten streak remained intact at 29.
While the Cowgirls had limited opportunities with just five shots and one on goal that was saved by Michelle Kloss, the Bears had plentiful chances to give their eight seniors a win on senior day. Of Baylor's 32 shots, 17 were on goal but each time MSU goalie Lauren Sestak was there for a save. Baylor also racked up a 12-0 edge in corner kicks but was unable to get a direct shot off from any of the kicks.
Hadley Young had two of the Bears' best scoring chances. The first came in the 26th minute as her header was denied by a quick reaction from Sestak. The same thing happened in the 95th minute on another header by Young. A few minutes later, Selby Polley was left a perfect drop pass by Larissa Campos in the 99th minute but her hard shot was right at Sestak.
*Baylor moved to 5-0-1 all-time against McNeese State.
*Baylor's last 0-0 tie at home came on Sept. 30, 2011, against Texas Tech.
*Lindsay Burns made her first career start in her eighth collegiate game.
*Baylor is off to its best start of the Jobson era at 6-0-2 and second best start of all-time (1996).
*Baylor is in a season-long seven-match home stand - and is 1-0-1 thus far - which ended home winning streak at a program-record 14 matches, breaking the 13-match streak in 1997-98.
*Baylor is unbeaten in a program-record 29 straight matches and has not had a loss in the last 385 days. The streak is the longest active streak in the country.
*Kloss picked up her 14th career shutout and fifth of the season. She ranks third all-time at Baylor in career shutouts and is already eighth on the single-season list.
*Baylor has shutout its opponent in the first period of every game this season.
*Baylor held edges over McNeese State in shots (32-5), shots on goal (17-1) and corner kicks (12-0).
*Baylor had its highest-ever ranking in the NSCAA poll at No. 9 last week. This week, BU ranks No. 7 in Top Drawer Soccer's poll, No. 8 in BennettRank, No. 10 in NSCAA, No. 11 in Soccer Times, and No. 16 in Soccer America.
STAT OF THE GAME
0 – The amount of goals McNeese State has scored against Baylor in six games in the all-time series, compared to Baylor's 33 in the series.
TWEET OF THE GAME
@BaylorFutbol: "'I love these seniors. Great class w great personality & leaders. I've enjoyed their growth.' BU Co-HC Marci Jobson pic.twitter.com/NvoCUU2COR"
"It's one of those games where we weren't able to put one away. I always say the highs can't be too high, the lows can't be too low. We move on and prepare for North Texas. McNeese State did a great job of coming out and matching us." -- Baylor Co-Head Coach Marci Jobson
Baylor continues its season-long seven-match home stand next weekend against North Texas on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. CT and versus Boise State on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.