BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M soccer team had six different goal scorers in Thursday's 8-0 win against the Grambling State Tigers on Ellis Field.
The Maroon & White scored six goals in the first half, the most the Aggies have scored in an opening half since September 20, 2006 versus Sam Houston. The half dozen goals were the most scored in any half by A&M since September 18, 2011 when the Aggies tallied eight second-half goals in a 13-0 victory against Fordham.
The Maroon & White caught fire early scoring in the third minute with a goal by Georgia Leb, making her first start of the season. A&M went on a short lull before getting hot, scoring five goals between the 28th and 41st minute. Sammy Smith, Jazmine Wilkinson, Kate Colvin and Sydney Becerra all scored in that time span with Becerra accounting for two.
Taylor Jernigan scored the first goal of her career in the 83rd minute. Wilkinson scored her second goal of the match in the 88th minute.
Texas A&M was in control of the stat sheet, leading the way in shots (34-5), shots-on-goal (18-4), and corner kicks (8-3).
Goalkeepers Grace McClellan and Jordyn Gunnarson made their first appearances of the season, each making two saves in the combined shutout. Colvin, Eloise Descheneaux and Ella Goodwin made their first appearances of the season as well.
The Aggies remain undefeated against Grambling State with a 2-0-0 advantage in the all-time series.
Texas A&M also improved to 27-0-1 all-time against teams from Louisiana. The Maroon & White had four players with multiple assists. Boeckmann had three while Grace Ivey, Mia Pante, and Smith each had two.
The Aggies head to Houston for Sunday's 7 p.m. match at Rice.