Aline De Lima and Halee Sowinski scored goals as the Baylor soccer team closed its exhibition season with a 2-0 win over Abilene Christian on Friday night at Betty Lou Mays Field.

De Lima scored Baylor’s first goal in the opening 10 minutes of the second half as she hit a free kick from 20 yards out. Sowinski scored a few minutes later after she was set up by a scrum of Baylor players.

“The main takeaway was that I wish we had started the first half the same way we started the second half,” said Baylor coach Paul Jobson. “Some of that can be nerves, some of that can be trying to get in that routine of how do we get ready for games. The second half, we just took the game.”

Goal keeper Hannah Parrish recorded her second shutout after Baylor knocked off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 2-0, in last Sunday’s opening exhibition match.

Baylor will open the regular season against Louisiana-Lafayette at 5 p.m. Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field.

London, U.S. set to run for gold

LONDON – Wil London got the Americans started off right, and they just kept on burning up the track from there.

The Baylor sophomore ran the leadoff leg on the United States’ 4x400-relay team at the World Championships on Saturday, and the Americans broke off the top time in the world this year at 2:59.23 in those opening heats.

The United States will run for gold on Sunday, the final day of the meet.

London busted out to a furious start and set the Americans on a hot pace before handing off to second leg Bryshon Nellum. Michael Cherry and Tony McQuay rounded out the foursome for the U.S., which was trailed by Trinidad and Tobago (2:59.35) in second and Belgium (2:59.47) in third.

Also running in the final will be France, Great Britain, Poland, Spain and Cuba. The final is slated for 3:50 p.m. central time on Sunday.