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BAYLOR BEARS

Oct. 17, 2015
BAYLOR WINS BATTLE OF DEFENSES
James carries Bears past Oklahoma


Julie James scored at the start of the second half Friday night and Baylor held on for a 1-0 victory over visiting Oklahoma to climb into a tie for third place in the Big 12 Conference.

James got her right thigh to a Sarah King cross into the 6-yard box in the 49th minute as the Bears (8-5-1 overall, 3-1-0 Big 12) prevailed in a defensive battle. Baylor outshot OU, 6-5, and the teams managed just two shots on frame apiece.

King, a freshman, has 10 assists, No. 1 in the Big 12 and fourth-best in the nation.

“Up, 1-0, is not a safe lead. Any team like Oklahoma is going to be able to come back,” Baylor coach Paul Jobson said on his school's athletics website. “Our defense does a great job -- they do not get enough credit for shutting down players and eliminating the amount of opportunities other teams get. They did a really great job against a good team like Oklahoma.”

The victory left the Bears just four points off the Big 12 lead, tied with Kansas, which was destroyed, 6-0, by No. 3 West Virginia. The Mountaineers and Texas, a 2-1 overtime winner at Texas Tech, are on top with 13 points apiece.

Oklahoma (8-6-2, 1-2-2) is among three teams in sixth place with five points.

Baylor will be home Sunday against No. 17 Texas Tech.

   
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