Rachel Owens and SFA lost to No. 25 Baylor, 4-0 Sunday evening in Waco.
Sept. 23, 2012
BU 4-SFA 0
WACO, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks allowed three or more goals in a single game for only the second time in the Tony Amato era in a 4-0 loss Sunday at No. 25 Baylor. The Last time SFA allowed 3-plus goals was back on Aug. 22, 2010 in a 3-1 loss at Rice.
SFA (7-3-0) saw their three-game win streak come to an end and will now play only Southland Conference games the rest of the season starting next Friday, Sept. 28 against Southeastern La.
On Sunday Baylor (9-1-1) out shot SFA, 22-6 and 11-2 shots on goal.
"We have to give credit to Baylor tonight," SFA head coach Tony Amato said. "They put us under pressure and finished their opportunities. We will learn from the match, get better this week in training, and perform at a high level next weekend."
The nationally ranked Bears scored the game’s first goal just seven minutes into the contest on a header from senior midfielder Hanna Gilmore that came off a free kick and assist from Katie Daigle. Baylor increased their lead to 2-0 midway through the first half when in the 27th minute midfielder Lisa Sliwinski scored her third goal of the season off an assist from Dana Larsen.
The Bears tacked on one more goal right before halftime (43rd minute) on a freak goal by sophomore midfielder Alexa Wilde. Wilde booted the ball from nearly 50 yards away and the ball took a bad bounce up and over the head of SFA goalkeeper Morgan Glick, making the score 3-0.
Baylor scored another goal in the closing minutes of the second half on a Michelle Hagen goal in the 87th minute.
Glick, who was making her third start of the season at the net, allowed all four goals while making seven saves. Her personal record on the season fell to 2-1. Baylor’s goalkeeper Michelle Gloss made two stops in the victory.
The Ladyjacks will open up conference play next weekend with two home matches, first against Southeastern La. on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. followed by the first-ever conference meeting with Oral Roberts on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.