WACO, Texas – No. 23-ranked West Virginia jumped out to 3-0 lead and held off a Baylor rally to end the No. 12-ranked Bears' 31-match unbeaten streak Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Mountaineers (8-2-2, 2-0-0) handed Baylor (8-1-2, 1-1) its first loss since Aug. 26, 2012 and its first home loss since Oct. 21, 2011.
Kate Schwindel scored her eighth goal of the season and assisted on another in the first half as the Mountaineers jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime. The Bears' Larissa Campos was given a penalty kick in the 36th minute, but Sara Keane recorded the save and finished the match with six.
In the second half, WVU added a Kadeisha Buchanan goal in the 61st minute to build the 3-0 lead. The Bears fought back with two consecutive goals in the 68th and 76th minutes by Lindsay Burns and Bri Campos respectively. However, Cari Price scored the game-winner in the 78th minute on a header off Frances Silva's corner kick for the Mountaineers.
With nine seconds left, Baylor's Taylor Heatherly scored her first goal of the season to help the Bears outscore WVU, 3-2 in the second half. But, time ran out for the Bears, and they lost their first Big 12 match since Oct. 21, 2011 against Oklahoma State.
*Bri Campos' goal in the 76th minute was the seventh of her career and the fourth this season, surpassing her freshman total of three goals through the first 10 matches of 2013. She is also tied for the team lead with Ashley York with four goals on the season.
*Burns' goal was the second of the freshman from Yakima, Washington's career for Baylor.
*Taylor Heatherly's goal was the senior defender's first of the season and second of her career.
*Justine Hovden's two assists in the match ties her for the team lead with three; Hovden assisted in Burns and Heatherly's goals for BU.
*Baylor's program-record of 31 straight matches without a loss was halted as well as the team's 17-match unbeaten streak at home. Prior to Sunday's loss, BU's last loss came Aug. 26, 2012, at Long Beach State (2-1), and its last home loss came Oct. 21, 2011 vs. Oklahoma State (1-0).
*WVU became the first team to score in the first period against Baylor since Texas Tech did on Nov. 2, 2012, at the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio. The match also marked the first time since Oct. 16, 2009 that Baylor had given up four or more goals when Missouri defeated the Bears 5-0.
STAT OF THE GAME
3 – The number of saves made by goalkeeper Michelle Kloss to preserve the 1-0 win over Oklahoma.
"We wore them down as the game went on, and we had some great opportunities in the second half. But, they have some unbelievable forwards. To me the second half was an unbelievable half to watch. It was just a great game of soccer. They fought their guts out, but this is a great team with some great weapons. I think our team fought back and fought hard. I knew going into the game that was the best attacking team we were going to see or had seen thus far." – BU Co-Head Coach Marci Jobson
Baylor takes on BYU at Betty Lou Mays Field Friday at 7 p.m.