Texas A&M to host No. 21 Mississippi State on Thursday
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M Aggies continue SEC action Thursday at Ellis Field when they host the No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs at 7 p.m. for the final game of their four-match homestand.
The Maroon & White look to get back into the win column after last Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Georgia. Texas A&M (5-2-2, 0-1-0 SEC) owns wins over McNeese (8-0), Sam Houston (6-0), New Mexico State (2-1), Illinois (1-0) and South Alabama (4-1). The Aggies have 0-0 road draws at No. 25 Clemson and Ohio State. A&M’s losses came against No. 16 TCU, 2-1, and Georgia, 3-2.
Texas A&M has had an SEC best 14 different players find the back of the net through nine matches. MaKhiya McDonald leads the squad with five goals and is the only player to record a brace in 2022 with her two goals against McNeese. Colvin has three goals and ranks second on the team with four assists. Hayes, Sawyer Dumond and Smith have two goals apiece. Others to notch goals are Sydney Becerra, Carissa Boeckmann, Quinn Cornog, Georgia Leb, Macy Matula, Mia Pante, Taylor Pounds, Karlina Sample and Andersen Williams.
Mississippi State (7-0-2, 1-0-0 SEC) is unbeaten and enters play on a four-match win streak, including three consecutive shutouts – Southern Miss (2-0), Presbyterian (4-0) and No. 14 Arkansas (2-0). The Bulldogs are outscoring opponents 16-2 and own seven shutouts in nine matches.
The Aggies own a 9-1 edge in the all-time series with all the meetings coming since A&M joined the SEC prior to the 2012 season. Ol’ Sarge’s charges won the first nine matches with the Bulldogs snapping the win streak last season in Starkville, 2-1. Texas A&M has posted shutouts in six of the 10 matches with the Aggies outscoring the Bulldogs, 30-5.
The match is available on SEC Network + with David Ellis (play-by-play) and Jeff Given (color) on the call.
12TH MAN REWARDS
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The more events you attend, your points will increase. Those points can be redeemed via the online Giveaway Store for a variety of items. Register today within the 12th Man Mobile app to earn 50 points at the match.
JUNIOR AGGIE CLUB MATCH: JAC members may claim a FREE ticket in advance of the match
SOCTOBERFEST: Special beer and brat concession offerings located in the northwest corner of Ellis Field. Fans may enter to win prizes including A&M beer steins and more!
PARKING AND ENTRANCE
With construction surrounding much of Ellis Field, fans are asked to park at Reed Arena lots and enter the gates on the northeast and northwest corners.
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