Ag Soccer Looks To Even Big XII Ledger

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The 3rd-ranked Texas A&M soccer team returns home Sunday to close out the opening weekend of Big 12 play against the Kansas Jayhawks at 1 p.m. at the Aggie Soccer Stadium.

“KU is one of the best coached and most disciplined teams in America,” A&M head coach G Guerrieri said. “All of our games with them in recent years have been decided by just one goal, and we know that we are in for another epic challenge from the Jayhawks at our place.”

The Jayhawks are 1-7-2, 0-0-1 in Big 12 play after posting a 2-2 tie to the Baylor Lady Bears on Friday. Kansas came from behind twice in the 14th and the 66th minutes to keep the Baylor from earning it first conference win of the season. Scoring for the Jayhawks were freshman Rachel Morris and sophomore Shannon McCabe.

Senior Emily Strinden boasts a .750 shots on-goal percentage. The Lufkin, Texas native has placed nine of her 12 shots on frame. Strinden and McCabe hold the team-lead in points with three apiece.

A&M enters Sunday’s match with a 6-2-1, 0-1-0 Big 12 record after dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker in the last minute of double overtime against the 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers on Friday in Columbia, Mo. Scoring for the Aggies were seniors Elisabeth Jones and Ashlee Pistorius. Pistorius has tallied nine goals in just nine games. The All-American forward has recorded 30 points thus far for the Aggies. Jones’ goal served as the first of her senior campaign.

Sunday’s match will serve as the 12th meeting between the teams. The Aggies own a 9-1-1 series lead over Kansas. A&M defeated KU, 1-0, in overtime last year on the road in Lawrence, Kan. on Oct. 8.

The match against Kansas will also serve as the Aggie soccer program’s first youth soccer day of the ’07 season. All youth sporting their uniform will be admitted free to the game.

Fans wanting to purchase tickets for Sunday’s game can do so by calling 1-888-99-AGGIE.

Parking is available in lots designated 100g, 100j or 100k.