Oct. 10, 2015
BEARS FALL AT THE DEATH
Kansas tallies with 7 seconds left, knocks Baylor off Big 12 lead
Parker Roberts scored with seven seconds remaining in overtime to lift Kansas to a 1-0 victory Friday over visiting Baylor, knocking the Bears off the Big 12 Conference lead.
Roberts headed home Liana Salazar's 30-yard free kick for the Jayhawks (7-5-1 overall, 2-1-0 Big 12), who climbed into a three-way tie for third place, just one point in back of No. 4 West Virginia and Texas.
Baylor (7-5-1, 2-1-0), who suffered their first loss in the last seven matches, held a 22-18 shot advantage but put only five attempts on net. It was an often chippy match, with 41 fouls -- 26 by the Bears -- and five yellow cards.
Baylor came close to scoring through Precious Akanyirige and Lauren Piercy in the first half, and Ashley York put shots off the left post and the crossbar in the second half.
I'm very proud of the effort the girls gave tonight, Bears coach Paul Jobson said on his school's athletics website. I couldn't have asked for more. Losing with seven seconds left is a tough pill to swallow. ...
It comes down to the little things. We hit the post a few times and missed a few shots by a few inches that could have let us off the field a little earlier with a better result.
Baylor is home next Friday against Oklahoma.