PORTLAND, Ore. Baylor soccer (5-1-1) dropped its first decision of the season, falling in a 1-0 defensive slugfest with the Washington Huskies (6-2-0) on Sunday afternoon at Merlo Field.
Closing out the team’s run at the Nike Portland Invitational, a penalty kick in the 47th minute proved to be the difference maker, giving UW the win.
Jennifer Wandt (3-1) allowed her first goal of the season, guessing the right direction on the PK approach but narrowly missing on the save attempt.
In a match that saw 39 total fouls called and six yellow cards, the Bears narrowed the shots gap with a strong push to close the second period, but ended the match trailing 8-10 on shots and 2-5 on corners.
*Jennifer Wandt took her first loss as the starting goalkeeper in her true freshman season, with the BU defense ending a 504-minute scoreless streak.
*The loss snaps a two-match win streak for the Bears over the Huskies, evening up the all-time series at 2-2.
*Baylor finishes the Nike Portland Invitational in a tie for second place after defeating the hosting Portland Pilots on Friday evening.
*The lone matches Baylor has lost or tied in 2017 have both been outside of the confines of Betty Lou Mays Field, tying Rice in Houston and falling to Washington in the neutral site match at Portland.
STAT OF THE MATCH
504 – The minutes between goals allowed by the Baylor squad, topping the Big 12 in fewest goals allowed in 2017.
Baylor will face SMU in Dallas on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8:30 p.m. CT.