The first athletic event of the 2014-2015 Rice University school year wasn’t settled in regulation
After a scoreless 90 minutes, Baylor downed Rice women’s soccer 1-0 Friday in Waco on a goal by Bear forward Bri Campos. The senior, who played on Mexico’s U-20 National Team, launched the winning shot in the 97th minute from about 10 yards out. It was her fifth career game-winning goal.
“Bri made an unbelievable play,” said Marci Jobson, Baylor co-head coach in a news release. “She was hurting a little bit tonight. She’s just coming back from an injury. I thought she had a heck of a game and put that one in. It was an awesome shot at the end. That's what Bri does well.”
The Owls defense and goalkeeper Amy Czyz turned back a number of Baylor scoring chances. Czyz made six saves, including stopping a straight on shot from Lindsay Burns in the 14th minute and a last-second regulation goal attempt by Jordan Hatler.
Offensively, the Owls had some chances. Rice took five shots and had 11 corner kicks.
In the 71st minute, Rice forward Lauren Hughes was awarded a penalty kick after a Baylor hand ball. Her attempt to the left side of the goal was deflected by Bear goalkeeper Michelle Kloss, who earned her 21st career shutout.
"Unbelievable effort by Rice Soccer team against a tough Baylor side," Rice coach Nicky Adams tweeted after the game. "Holy cow there are some great days ahead!"
Rice will host Dayton on Sunday in the Owls home opener. First kick is 1 p.m. at Holloway Field. The Flyers lost to Texas A&M 4-3 Friday in College Station. Rice and Dayton have never played each other in soccer.