Hinds' Two Late Goals Push Tech Past Baylor|
Oct. 10, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Katie Hinds scored two late goals to power Texas Tech to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Baylor Friday night at the John Walker Soccer Complex in the third-annual Battle for the Brand match.
After Baylor lead for the duration of the match, Hinds headed a Taylor Lytle cross to the back post to tie the match in the 88th minute and send both teams into their third overtime of the season.
After a scoreless first overtime, Hinds would find the back of the net again, heading a corner kick from Lytle again past Baylor's Courtney Seelhorst to move Tech to 7-5-1 on the season and 2-4 in the Big 12. Baylor drops to 5-6-2 overall and 1-2-1 in conference.
"I couldn't be happier for Katie Hinds, coming off the bench to score two great goals," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "This is a great win for the program and great win for team, and I'm glad we kept the trophy here again."
With the wind at their back, the Red Raiders outshot the Bears, 18-6, after halftime, but had several shot attempts come up short, including a near-miss off the crossbar from Lytle in the 79th minute.
Baylor previously took the lead in the 7th minute as Bethany Johnston found the back post off a Lindsey Johnson cross for her second goal of the season.
"All wins in the Big 12 are huge, but because we needed the points, this was huge," said Stone. "Getting the big win at home in front of the big crowd really helps us extend our season. Losing tonight was not an option, and I'm proud of the team for sticking with it to the end and getting the goals when we needed them."
Tech was on the offensive attack for the majority of the match, maintaining a 28-13 shot advantage, while attempting six corner kicks to Baylor's one. The Red Raiders had three corners within a two-minute span at the 10-minute mark in the second half.
The Red Raiders close the weekend with nationally-ranked Texas Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from the John Walker Soccer Complex.