Oct. 19, 2015
DRAWN FROM THE SPOT
Baylor, Texas Tech convert penalties in 1-1 tie
Janine Beckie converted a penalty kick with 44 seconds to go in regulation, and 17th-ranked Texas Tech held on through 20 minutes of extra time for a 1-1 Big 12 Conference draw Sunday at Baylor.
Bri Campos scored from the penalty spot to send the Bears (8-5-2 overall, 3-1-1 Big 12) ahead in the first half, but Tech's comeback prevented them from climbing within three points of Big 12 leader West Virginia. Baylor is third, three points behind second-place Texas, and has a game in hand on the Mountaineers and the Longhorns.
The Red Raiders (8-3-5, 1-2-3), who have won just one of their past five games, were down to 10 players after Cassie Boren was red-carded upon receiving her second yellow card in the 55th minute.
“We did not allow them to do the things they wanted to do,” Baylor coach Paul Jobson said on his school's athletics website. “When they adjusted, we were able to adjust as well. We put a lot of pressure on them, created a ton of opportunities -- some days they fall and some days they don't. We'll walk out of here with a quality point and a great tie against a great team.”
It was a physical encounter that featured 38 fouls -- 28 by Baylor -- and seven yellow cards. The Bears built a 22-15 shot advantage, but the shots-on-goal numbers were far closer: 7-6 for Baylor.
Campos scored in the 26th minute after she was fouled in Texas Tech's area, and that lead held for more than an hour. Beckie, with her ninth goal of the season, tallied after Gwennie Puente drew a foul in Baylor's box.
“The story of this game is how we came from a goal down and a man down and played ferociously for the tie,” Texas Tech coach Tom Stone said on his school's website. “Down a goal and a player is usually a death sentence, but we battled back to tie the game and almost won it in overtime.”
Texas Tech is home against Kansas on Friday, when Baylor plays at TCU.