Texas Tech Falls to No. 25 Baylor in Double Overtime
Texas Tech fell to No. 25 Baylor 3-2 Friday night in double overtime.
Oct. 5, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech rallied late Friday night in a Big 12 battle with No. 25 Baylor, tying the match with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but fell to the Bears 3-2 in double overtime at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Baylor's Bri Campos scored the game-winning goal just less than five minutes into the second overtime period to hand Texas Tech its first home loss this season.
"It was a really physical and competitive battle," head coach Tom Stone said. "After going down, the girls followed the gameplan well and scored a lovely goal from Hayley Haagsma to Janine Beckie. Then, when it looked like Baylor was going to sneak out of here with a win, the team just wouldn't give up."
The win was Baylor's first in Lubbock since the 2004 season and marked the second consecutive meeting between the two schools that has been decided in double overtime. Friday's loss snapped a three-game winning streak while the Red Raiders fell to 10-4 overall on the season and an even 2-2 in Big 12 play.
Freshman Briana Rohmer tied the match at 2-2 with just 29 seconds remaining in regulation as she headed a shot past Baylor goalkeeper Michelle Kloss - erupting the crowd of 1,426 on hand. It marked the first career goal for Rohmer, a product of Fossil Ridge High School, while sophomore Paige Strahan picked up her second assist on the year with the long pass from left of the penalty box.
Baylor opened the scoring on a chilly Friday night when Lisa Sliwinski netted her fifth goal of the season in the ninth minute to put the Bears up 1-0. The Red Raiders suddenly faced their first deficit in seven games at the John Walker Soccer Complex this season, and entered the halftime break trailing 1-0.
However, the Red Raiders were able to swing that momentum back when freshman Janine Beckie connected on her team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 66th minute of play. Junior Hayley Haagsma found Beckie with a long pass downfield and the Highlands Ranch, Colo., native swiftly took the feed and blasted a shot that beat Kloss to her left and tied the match 1-1.
With the score, Beckie moved into a tie for fourth all-time at Texas Tech in goals by a freshman with nine during her prolific rookie campaign.
Baylor, who entered the match with the Big 12's top scoring offense, took a 2-1 lead in the 87th minute with Sliwinski's second goal of the evening. The strike came just before Rohmer's dramatic goal sent the back-and-forth battle into overtime.
Texas Tech is now 1-1 in overtime games this season as the Red Raiders defeated No. 20 Long Beach State 3-2 in double overtime earlier this year at the Cal State Fullerton Under Armour Invitational tournament.
The Red Raiders will have Sunday off before returning to action on Oct. 12 when they travel to Austin to face Texas.
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