WACO, Tex (8/31/03)-- Bethany Vick scored in the fourth minute of overtime to lift the Baylor Bears past North Texas (1-1) 4-3 in the championship game of the Baylor Labor Day Classic. Vick's game-winning goal came on a rebound after North Texas goalkeeper Briana Buchanan turned away the first shot by Emily Fukuchi.
The Mean Green and Bears combined for six goals in a wild first half of action that saw the lead see-saw back and forth. Junior defender Jessica Koshmann gave the Mean Green the early lead with a goal four minutes into the game. Baylor tied the game at 1-1 four minutes later but junior Melinda Pina got the lead right back for North Texas with a goal at the 8:18 mark to make it 2-1.
The Bears came right back with a goal in the 12th minute to tie the game at 2-2 and took the lead at 3-2 just seconds later when Fukuchi beat Buchanan on an unassisted goal. Pina tied the game back up at 3-3 with her second goal of the night in the 37th minute on the right side from 10 yards out.
North Texas is next in action for the home opener on Wednesday, September 3 against Texas State.