COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The sixth-ranked Texas A&M soccer team hosts No. 20 Missouri in a live televised match on ESPNU on Sunday at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:35 p.m.
Support the Aggies by wearing maroon for the MAROON OUT on ESPNU. Sunday is also a Free Youth Soccer Day. Children who wear their team’s jerseys get in free. Also be there with the Corps as they march in to the stadium prior to the match.
The Aggies (12-2-2, 5-1-1 Big 12) look to bounce back from their first Big 12 loss at Kansas on Friday. After giving up a first-half goal, just its second in league play, A&M was unable to even the score down the stretch and had its 11-game unbeaten streak snapped by the Jayhawks.
The Tigers (10-4-0, 4-2-0 Big 12) made easy work of Francis Marion on Friday night in Columbia, Mo. Six different players scored in a 6-1 win. Mizzou posts a 2-3-0 record on the road this season.
In the Big 12, A&M sits in second place behind No. 15 Colorado who leads the league with 19 points. The Aggies total 16 points while Missouri is in fourth place with 12. The Tigers fell to Oklahoma State and Nebraska 3-2 in each contest. Mizzou defeated the Buffaloes, 1-0, marking CU’s only conference loss.
The Aggie offense is led by senior Laura Grace Robinson with 13 points. Sophomore Rachel Shipley and freshman Jennifer Kmezich both have 12 points. Eleven different players have scored goals this year.
Three Missouri players, Alysha Bonnick, Kristin Andrighetto and Michelle Collins lead the Tigers’ attack, accounting for 18 of the team’s 30 goals.
A&M leads the series 11-5-1 after the two teams each won a game in 2007. The Aggies lost to the Tigers in the regular season, but came back with a 4-1 victory in the Big 12 Tournament. The two Big 12 foes have only played to one shutout as A&M blanked Missouri back in 1996.
In the broadcast booth for ESPNU on Sunday is veteran play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins and U.S. National Team member Cat Whitehill.
If fans are unable to attend the match or watch it on TV, they can still follow all the action with free live video, audio and stats on AggieAthletics.com.