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Ables and Moon Earn Second Team All-Big 12 Honors for Baylor Soccer

November 2, 2021
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Baylor Seniors Kayley Ables and Taylor Moon were named All-Conference Second Team members by the Big 12 Tuesday. The pair help Baylor Soccer extend its streak of nine straight seasons with a player on an all-conference team to ten.

Moon was a member of the All-Big 12 Preseason team and netted four goals in 16 games this season. A couple of those goals came in big wins against Oklahoma State and TCU to open conference play. Moon was a constant threat down the right side of Baylor’s attack, and she brought fiery competitiveness to every game this year.

Ables, who won second-team all-conference honors last year as well, started every game this year

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Kayley Ables vs WVU in Round Rock

for the Bears. She helped lead a defense that surrendered only 16 goals all year, including eight shutouts.  Ables also scored the first goal of her Baylor career this year against Kansas. 

While games are won and lost by teams, these two definitely lifted Baylor’s level of play throughout the year.

The Bears did have many other strong performers this year, and a couple of them had a good shout for being included on one of the three all-conference teams. Particularly, goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt played really well all year and Ava Colberg looked like anything but a freshman in defense. 

I think it would be hard to argue that there are three better keepers than Wandt in the league. And, while the conference is absolutely filled with talented freshmen to be considered for the all-freshman team, Colberg was a standout defender throughout the year. She led the Bears in minutes played and earned her equal share of the credit for Baylor’s eight shutouts.

So, congratulations to Kayley Ables and Taylor Moon on their accomplishments for the season. 

Remember, the Bears are still in contention for an NCAA tournament spot, but they are definitely on the bubble at best. The Selection Show is next Monday at 3:30 PM CT on NCAA.com.

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Taylor Moon vs Texas Tech

 

 
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