ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies search for glory at the SEC Tournament beginning with a quarterfinal match Tuesday against the No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks. Match time at the Orange Beach Sportsplex is 2:30 p.m.
Every game of the tournament will air on the SEC Network.
The Aggies are 13-3 (.813) all-time at the SEC Tournament. Texas A&M has advanced to the championship match in four of the six seasons they have been in the league, including winning titles in 2013, '14 and '17.
The Maroon & White have seldom trailed at the SEC Tournament. In 1,461 minutes played over 16 matches, Texas A&M has trailed for just 189 minutes of play.
The Aggies have a tradition of success at conference tournaments with an overall mark of 36-13-14 (.683) in league tournaments, with eight conference tournament crowns. Texas A&M posted a 23-10-4 (.676) record at the Big 12 Championship and won the title in five of the tournament's first 16 years. The Aggies claimed titles in 1997, 2001, '04, 05 and '11.
The two combatants met four days ago, as Texas A&M logged a 1-0 win in Columbia last Thursday on Ally Watt's goal in the 100th minute.
The Aggies are 6-3-1 all-time against South Carolina, including 5-3-1 since joining the SEC in 2012. A closely contested series, five of the Aggies' wins and all three of the Gamecocks' victories have been decided by one goal.
Four of the meeting have happened at the SEC Tournament with the Aggies winning three of the four, including a 1-0 overtime win in the 2012 first round, 2-1 win in the 2013 semifinal and a 1-0 win in the 2014 semifinal on a goal by Bianca Brinson in the 86th minute.
The Gamecocks enter play with a 12-4-1 overall record and they finished league play with a 6-3-1 mark. Selma Sol Magnusdottir is the team leader in points with 15 on four goals and seven assists. Lauren Chang has a team-high six goals and two assists. Mika Krzeczowski is one of the league's top goalkeepers, logging a 0.49 goals-against average and nine shutouts in 1,469 minutes of play.