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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.

GOAL SUMMARY

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.