Two games in, Jackie Crowther is already in midseason form.
Crowther, a junior forward from Temecula, Calif., found the net twice, including hammering home the golden goal in overtime to send the Baylor soccer team to a 2-1 win over Wyoming on Sunday at the Betty Lou Mays Field.
Baylor (2-0), which scored five goals in a season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night, found the visiting Cowgirls to be tougher to wrangle.
Baylor outshot Wyoming (0-1), 27-5, but the Cowgirls kept the Bears out of the net for the most part.
The teams were all knotted at a goal apiece at the end of regulation. Wyoming actually had a chance to strike first in the extra period when Brittney Stark fired a shot at the 91:09 mark, but Baylor goalkeeper Hannah Parrish came up with her third – and biggest – save of the match.
Crowther and Aline De Lima both had shots on goal for Baylor over the next eight minutes, but Crowther’s sailed wide right and De Lima was stopped by Wyoming keeper Georgia Rowntree.
But just 22 seconds after De Lima’s miss, at the 99:27 mark, Crowther got loose again and took a pass from De Lima for the winning score. It marked the second game-winner of her career, as she also had one last year against Oklahoma State.
Crowther delivered the first goal of the night for Baylor at the 15:02 mark of the first half, converting a pass from Julie James for a chip-shot netter.
Wyoming needed only six minutes to tie the score, as Stark broke ahead of BU’s defense for the equalizer.
But Baylor persevered in OT.
The Bears outshot Wyoming, 10-0, in the second half and 4-2 in overtime.
The Bears will venture to the road in their next action, taking on Rice in Houston on Friday followed by a road battle with Houston Baptist on Sunday, Aug. 27.