Sometimes, late goals lead to comebacks.
Sophomore Kassidy Fitzpatrick’s goal for the Colorado Buffaloes in the 79th minute of play knotted the game 1-1.
However, the stalemate lasted six minutes when Baylor’s Christine Clark scored the final and decisive goal in the 85th minute to help the Bears defeat the Buffs 2-1 Sunday in Waco, Texas.
Buffs head coach Bill Hempen said in a press release that the weather affected the team’s performance.
“The ability to play the way that we did on Friday was unavailable to us today,” said Hempen, referring to the 5-1 win against Oklahoma. “It stopped raining, but with the amount of water on the field, we just couldn’t change tactically and mentally today to compete and do the same things we did on Friday. Baylor did exactly what they needed to do to win the game.”
With the victory, Baylor (5-3-3 overall, 1-2-1 Big 12 Conference) served Colorado (7-6, 4-1) its first loss in Big 12 play in what is also the first of five consecutive road games for CU.
Baylor opened the scoring after 69 minutes of play, but CU was quick to respond as Fitzpatrick’s fourth goal of the season arrived less than 10 minutes later.
The Buffs were outshot 15-9 by the Bears. Senior forward Nikki Marshall had a team-high of three shots followed by sophomore Kelly Butler, who notched two shots.
“I am disappointed and frustrated,” Hempen said in a press release. “I thought we had a breakthrough on Friday and made some unbelievable strides to right this and get things rolling, and we let down.”
The road trip continues for the Buffs on Friday when they face Missouri, at 6 p.m.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Esteban L. Hernandez at Esteban.Hernandez@colorado.edu.