Mustangs Head To Waco For Challenge Against Baylor

Go smu! Shelby Redman scored a buzzer-beating game-winner against TCU in SMU's last match.
Go smu!
Shelby Redman scored a buzzer-beating game-winner against TCU in SMU's last match.
Go smu!

Sept. 12, 2012

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Baylor Bears (6-1-1) vs. SMU Mustangs (3-3-0)
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 | Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field | 7 p.m. CT

SMU ALL-TIME VS. BAYLOR
SMU is 9-1 against Baylor all-time, with the last meeting on Sept. 15, 2005, a 4-1 Mustangs home win. The only loss came Sept. 10, 1998, a 3-1 Bears victory at SMU. The Mustangs are 3-0 all-time in Waco.

ABOUT THE BEARS
Baylor has come out of the gate strong for the 2012 season, currently posting a 6-1-1 record overall. The only loss of the season for the Bears came on Aug. 26 against Long Beach State, a 2-1 OT loss. Baylor also tied against North Texas in Denton on Friday.

Overall, Baylor has outscored its opponents 21-3, and have outshot them 191-39. The Bears have been paced offensively by senior Dana Larsen, who has nine points (4g, 1a) on the year, including three game-winners. Larsen led the Bears in scoring last season, and the biochemistry major was also named to the Second Team Academic All-American with a 4.0 GPA.

Baylor finished last season 15-4-3 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to No. 18 North Carolina, 5-0.

TERRIFIC IN TEXAS
After Friday's win in Fort Worth, SMU is now 105-22-10 all-time against schools from Texas, and are undefeated against eight schools (Houston Baptist, St. Mary's (TX), Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas Tech, UTSA).

NOTES FROM FRIDAY
Kenzie Scovill scored her fourth goal of the season at the 68:20 mark against TCU on Friday. She is now just one goal shy of her total from all of last season. She also currently leads the team in points, with 9 (4g, 1a). Her career goal total is now at 17, most of any active Mustang, and is also the active leader in career points, with 40. (17g, 6a)
Courtney Smith, Jessica Bartol, Rachael Larson, and Taylor Robinson all played the full 90 minutes against TCU.
• Bartol's assist on Shelby Redman's game-winner was her first point of the 2012-13 campaign.
• SMU outshot TCU 17-5 for the contest, including an 11-2 edge in the second half. For the season, SMU is outshooting opponents 85-61.

REDMAN'S BUZZER-BEATER GIVES MUSTANGS 2-1 VICTORY
AT TCU A 30-yard strike from Shelby Redman at the 89:58 mark gave SMU a 2-1 road victory over TCU at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday night.

Redman had already taken four shots and landed two on goal heading into the final minute of regulation. What was she thinking as she fired the last one from 90 feet away?

"I heard (Head Coach Chris Petrucelli) say there were eight seconds left," Redman said. "So I just looked up and just went to shoot it over the goalie."

The calm and collected Redman did just that, and SMU now improves to 3-3-0 on the season. SMU is now 26-0-2 against TCU all-time.

The two teams were deadlocked heading into halftime, although Petrucelli believed his team should have scored in the first half.

"I felt like we should have gotten one in the first half," Petrucelli said. "Give TCU credit, they didn't make it easy for us."

SMU finally scored at the 68:20 mark when senior Kenzie Scovill found pay dirt. Her header off of a Courtney Smith corner was her fourth of the season.

SMU continued to pour on the scoring chances in the second half, but an SMU penalty led to a penalty kick for TCU. Mackenzie Koch made good on the opportunity and tied the game at 1-1 with 77:56 left.

The win comes at a good time for the Mustangs, who are coming off of a tough 0-2 weekend in Austin, Texas.

"It's a good win for a number of reasons," Petrucelli said. "We beat a rival, we won on the road, and we did it in dramatic fashion.

"It keeps us moving in the right direction and gives us some confidence."

SMU hopes this win propels them forward for their next two games, which are against Baylor next Friday at 7 p.m. and a home game against Oklahoma on Sept. 16, also at 7 p.m.

"We're a tight group, and we're looking to do great things this season," Redman said.

Tickets for the Sept. 16 contest against Oklahoma can be purchased by visiting www. smumustangs.com/tickets or by calling 214-SMU-GAME.