Baylor Surprises Kansas in Overtime, 2-1
WACO, Texas – Lisa Silwinski’s shot to the top near corner off a free kick in the 107th minute gave Baylor a 2-1 overtime triumph over Kansas in a Big 12 soccer match Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
The loss drops Kansas to 10-6-1 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12, while the Bears improve to 7-4-4 overall and 3-3-2 in conference play.
Kansas mistakes set up both Baylor goals in the 2-1 loss. With 3:50 remaining in the second overtime period, BU defender Betsy Kyle was fouled just outside the box 22 yards away from goal. That set up Silwinski’s free kick, which rattled off the crossbar and into the net at 106:27.
In the first half, Baylor took a 1-0 lead on an own goal by the Jayhawks. BU’s Dana Larsen played the ball into the box high, off the head of a KU defender and off the near post and into the net at 18:37. It marked the fourth consecutive match that the Jayhawks have surrendered the first tally.
The Jayhawks tied the game in the second half as Emily Cressy scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Junior Lauren Jackson started the play, making a run down the far sideline and sending a cross through the box to the near side where Cressy finished with a shot that went underneath Baylor goalkeeper Gianna Quintanna at 52:59.
Kansas had a pair of great chances to score the go-ahead goal in regulation, but both times Quintanna was equal to the task. In the 58th minute, senior Kim Boyer connected with a cross deep in the box and sent a header high into the air that Quintanna barely deflected over the net.
In the 82nd minute, Cressy again got a head on the ball deep in the box, however, Quintanna made a sprawling save to keep the score tied.
Quintanna made six saves in the match, compared to just four by Jayhawk goalkeeper Julie Hanley.
Baylor held a slight 16-15 edge in shots. Cressy led Kansas with five, including four on goal.
Kansas will look to bounce back next Friday when it plays host to Nebraska at 3 p.m.