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Ladies soccer advances with win

Sept. 13, 1996

Jeff Andresen/The LariatLady Bear soccer players fight for the ball during a Thursday afternoon practice. The team is back in action this evening taking on Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State University.

By Darcy McMichael

Lariat Sports Reporter

The Lady Bears soccer team continues down the road of success as they came from behind to beat the Tennessee Volunteers 4-3 on Sunday and then proceeded to demolish Stephen F. Austin 5-0 on Tuesday.

Within three minutes and thirty-eight seconds, the Lady Volunteers had penetrated the Baylor defense for an early score. 'We thought we were ready to play but we really weren't. We were real lackadaisical and just thought we could take them,' freshman midfielder Nikki Hales said. 'They were a really good team that came out ready to play.'

The rest of the first half belonged to Tennessee, scoring three more times and ending the half at 3-1.

'I think the thing that really concerns me now is the kinds of goals we are giving up. Teams aren't having to work to get some of their goals because we are making mistakes,' Head Coach Randy Waldrum said. After a brief half-time talk the team came back onto the field with a whole new look.

'We were very lethargic and laid-back in the first half so I [Waldrum] said, 'if we are going to lose, lets at least lose playing.'

The Lady Bears entered the second half with new confidence.With only 47:50 on the clock, Cameron headed the ball off a cross from freshman forward Courtney Saunders, scoring her second goal of the game.

Thirty minutes later Cameron scored a third time, tying the score 3-3. Almost a minute later Talley scored the winning goal off a feed from Saunders.

'I really wasn't thinking about being down, I just wanted to get the job done. I saw the opportunity to score and I took it,' Talley said.

The Baylor defense was able to hold off the Volunteers, allowing a total of nine shots on goal for the game as opposed to Baylor's 20.

After an exciting game on Sunday, the Lady Bears traveled to Nacogdoches to hand the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks a 5-0 shutout.

Senior midfielder Karis Johnson scored one goal, while Cameron and Saunders each added two goals for the sweep against the Lady Jacks.

The Lady Bears will take on Oklahoma State University at 5:30 on Friday at Baylor.

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