NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (2-1) lost 2-1 to No. 24 Baylor Friday evening at Matador Soccer Field. After jumping ahead 1-0 on a Bear own-goal, Baylor executed two free kicks to near perfection to rally for the comeback win.
Both Baylor goals came off the set piece Friday evening. Trailing 1-0, Taylor Heatherly delivered a ball to the back post that Kat Ludlow headed in to tie the game in the 30th minute. The Bears broke the tie and scored the game winner in the 65th minute, this one coming off the head of Dana Larsen.
CSUN led 1-0 after six minutes when Baylor's Selby Polly knocked it past her goalkeeper off a chip from Amanda Smith.
In the end, Baylor finished with 18 shots to CSUN's nine. Stephanie Norton, Taylor Hobson and Lyndsey Preston each had two shots for the Matadors. The teams combined for 29 fouls with CSUN holding a 16-13 edge.
Cynthia Jacobo made six saves for the Matadors in goal, raising her career total to 191 which is the third-most in school history. Her counterpart, Michelle Kloss, made four saves to earn the victory.
Northridge will look to rebound Sunday with a match against Fresno State. Kickoff between the Matadors and Bulldogs is slated for 1 p.m. at Matador Soccer Field.