WAIPAHU, Hawai'i - The Aggies improved to 21-5 all-time in season-openers, dominating the Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine, 4-0, Friday evening in Outrigger Soccer Kickoff action at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park.
Brittany Crabtree, Jordan Hill and Rheagen Smith - a trio who entered the match with a combined six career goals - busted loose to account for Texas A&M's four tallies. Crabtree notched the brace in the first 24 minutes of play. Smith added a goal in the closing moments of the first half and Hill put the match away with her score in the 73rd minute.
The Aggies dominated possession in the first half, overwhelming Hawai'i with a 10-2 margin in shots, including 6-0 in shots-on-goal, and a 5-0 edge in corner kicks as the Maroon & White claimed a 3-0 lead.
After the intermission, the Texas A&M defense held Hawai'i without a shot. The Aggies ended the match with a 15-2 advantage in shots, including 8-0 in shots-on-goal, and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
Cosette Morché was unchallenged in goal as she recorded her ninth Aggie shutout and the 15th over her collegiate career.
With the victory, the Aggies extended their unbeaten string to 16 matches.
12' - With the Aggies applying high pressure, the Rainbow Wahine goalkeeper lost track of Crabtree and put the ball on the floor. Crabtree made the tackle and sent the ball into an empty net. A&M 1, UH 0.
24' - Kendall Ritchie sent a free kick into the six-yard box from five yards off the end line and the right touch line, finding the head of Crabtree for her second goal of the match. A&M 2, UH 0.
45' - With Cienna Arrieta sending in a cross from outside the penalty box from the left side, Rheagen Smith was able to fight through a defender and get her left boot on the ball, sending into the top netting from six yards out. A&M 3, UH 0.
73' - Kendall Bates sent a corner kick in from the left side. Her offering cleared all the heads near congregated in the middle of the penalty box. Jordan Hill was able to settle it at her feet 15 yards out on the right side, sending a missile through the defense into the left side netting. A&M 4, UH 0.
The Aggies return to action Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. contest against the Loyola Marymount Lions.