Aggie soccer to host William & Mary Sunday

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies look to start 8-0-0 for the third time in program history and the first time since 1997 when they host the William & Mary Tribe in an 6 p.m. contest Sunday evening at Ellis Field.

The Maroon & White boast a school-record 22-match unbeaten streak with their last loss coming at Auburn (0-1) on September 15, 2017.

Texas A&M has spent a majority of the 2018 campaign in an enviable position. Over the course of 630 minutes of play, the Aggies have trailed for just 9:03. The Maroon & White have owned the lead for 368:34 and action has been tied for 252:23.

The Aggies have nine set-piece goals on the season. The tally includes four free kicks, four corner kicks and one penalty kick.

Texas A&M is experiencing it’s best defensive start in school history. The five shutouts are tied with 2005 for most ever through seven matches and the two goals allowed equals the mark of two goals allowed through seven games in 2005. The Aggies’ started the 2005 campaign with a 5-1-1 mark.

The Aggies and Tribe met on one prior occasion. Texas A&M toppled then-No. 5 William & Mary, 2-1, in 1995 in Dallas, Texas. It marked A&M’s first-ever victory over a Top 10 team.

After stumbling out of the gate, the Tribe has won three games in a row to move their record to 3-3-0. The season started with losses to Maryland (2-1), Dayton (2-1) and Virginia (3-0). Their current run includes victories over Coastal Carolina (2-0), Liberty (2-1) and Bucknell (3-2)

William and Mary is one of the most storied program in women’s collegiate soccer, including playing in 25 NCAA Tournaments. Last season’s 8-10-2 campaign snapped an NCAA record string of 36 consecutive winning seasons.

The contest will be available for viewing on SEC Network+ with David Ellis (play-by-play) and Jeff Given (color) handling the call. SECNetwork+ provides events to SEC Network subscribers through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). The game will also air on 102.7 The Zone locally and RadioAggieland.com worldwide.

PROMOTIONS

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night: Two FREE tickets for Texas A&M faculty & staff in advance and on game day. Additional tickets available for $3 each.

TAKG – Take a Kid to the Game: Purchase one (1) adult ticket and bring up to four (4) kids to the game for FREE (available in-person on game day only)

Bring Your ‘A’ Game: Free admission to any kid who presents a report card with an A. Only available as a walk up sale on the day of the advent. No advance purchases.

Kids Zone Sunday: 5-6 p.m. free youth entertainment, including inflatables, a selfie station, face painting, balloon animals and soccer fun.

Student Loyalty Scarfs: A&M students who attend & check-in to four matches during the season will receive a special edition Aggie Soccer Scarf.