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No. 5 Texas A&M, Ole Miss end in draw

263 days ago
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OXFORD, Mississippi - The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies outshot Ole Miss, 28-10, but were unable to grab the three points in the SEC standings, as the Rebels managed a 1-1 draw at Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.

The Aggies sent in 10 shots in the second OT period, but were unable to slip a ball by the keeper. In the 104th minute, Ally Watt hit the left post from 10 yards and the ball skirted across the front of goal with an A&M player unable to send it home. With a corner kick in the waning seconds, the Aggies got three shots off, but Marnie Merritt made a diving save on a shot by Jimena Lopez from seven yards and Merritt made another stop on Watt's attempt to put the carom in.

Texas A&M missed two key scoring chances in the second half. Addie McCain missed a penalty kick in the 69th minute and a minute later Kendall Ritchie sent in a free kick from 25 yards that Merritt lost track of, but it went inches wide of the left post.

After a stagnant first half that found Texas A&M trailing 1-0, the Maroon & White came out with a vengeance. After the intermission, the Aggies outshot Ole Miss 22-5, including a 7-3 edge in shots-on-goal.

Watt scored the equalizer in the 59th minute, sending a ball through the keepers legs from 10 yards out.

The goalkeepers came up big with Cosette Morché making five saves and Ole Miss' Marnie Merritt making nine stops.


24' - Grace Johnson sent a free kick in from 40 yards to the right side of the 6-yard box. Ella Frischknecht put her head on it, sending into the left side for her second goal of the season. MISS 1, A&M 0.

59' - Tera Ziemer sent a ball across the top of the box from the right side. A Rebels' defender was unable to clear the ball and it bounced to Watt who slipped by a defender and blasted a shot from 10 yards out through the legs of a charging keeper for the equalizer. A&M 1, MISS 1.