• Baylor wins Big 12 soccer title, heads to NCAA tourney as No. 3 seed

    Baylor Soccer 2012

    After claiming Baylor’s first Big 12 title of 2012-13, Baylor soccer will enter the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed when postseason play begins Friday.

    The Bears finished second in the conference during the regular season, then swept through the Big 12 Championship last weekend in San Antonio to win the program’s second-ever league title.

    How good is this team? The Bears are ranked 11th in the latest NSCAA poll and ninth in RPI. At 17-1-4 on the year, Baylor is one of just four teams in the country (out of 321 Division I schools) with only one loss, joining No. 1 Stanford (17-1-1), No. 2 BYU (18-1-1) and No. 4 San Diego State (19-1-1).

    But for all their success, the Bears were sent on the road to open the NCAA tournament. Baylor will play Arizona State, the Pac-12’s fourth-place team, in Tempe at 8 p.m. CT Friday. The winner of that game will face the winner of Georgetown/Virginia Tech on Nov. 16 at a site to be determined.

    Sic ’em, Baylor soccer!

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