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The Lady Bearkat soccer team split results in home games this weekend. On Friday, they lost to the Baylor Bears 2-0, and then beat the Grambling Tigers 2-0 on Sunday.

On Friday, the Bears controlled possession in both halves of the game, but were only able to penetrate the defense twice. The first goal came in the 30th minute, when goalkeeper Jenny Pence came off her line to stop a run by Baylor’s Karlee Summey, who had broken past the defense. Summey tapped the ball past Pence and into the goal.

The second goal came in the 64th minute when Baylor’s Dana Larsen lofted the ball from outside the box over Pence and into goal.

“It’s always difficult to compete against a Big 12 team,” SHSU Head Coach Tom Brown said. “But we had really good intensity and we competed well.”

Brown said that Baylor has a “direct, imposing” style and they play a lot of long balls.

“It’s not a style we see often, so I think we did a good job limiting goals,” Brown said.

On Sunday, the Lady Bearkats handed Grambling their fifth consecutive loss in a 2-0 victory.

The first goal came in the 17th minute from midfielder Emily Edenstrom on a free kick by defender Deanna Long. The second came in the 71st minute from forward Natalie Johnson on a cross from midfielder Emily Jurecka.

In the 16th minute, Grambling’s Denise Perez committed a hard tackle on SHSU’s Kirby Zak. Both players were sent off for an altercation that ensued. Zak faces a one-game suspension for the offense.

The Lady Bearkats next face Prairie View A&M on Friday, September 24 in Huntsville.

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