BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M Aggies were clicking on all cylinders as they shut out the Ole Miss Rebels, 4-0, and returned to the win column Friday night on Ellis Field.
After going scoreless the first 30 minutes of the game, the Maroon & White caught fire scoring goals in the 35th and 40th minute. The goals were scored by Sydney Becerra and Andersen Williams.
A&M registered two more goals in the second half. Macy Matula scored in the 55th minute and MaKhiya McDonald with the last goal in the 69th minute.
Four goals mark the best conference scoring effort of the season. With the dominating defensive performance, the Aggies earned their sixth shutout of the year and Kenna Caldwell her 15th career shutout.
Macy and Margo Matula, Quinn Cornog, and Adysen Armenta were the backbone of the defense limiting Ole Miss to five shots, including just one shot-on-goal.
The Maroon & White controlled the stat sheet, leading in shots (26-5), shots-on-goal (11-1), and corner kicks (11-2).
A&M owns an 9-3-2 edge in the all-time series against the Rebels.
35' - Sammy Smith dribbled down the left flank and made a pass to Sydney Becerra. Becerra muscled her way through a couple of defenders and made a crafty shot at the right bottom corner of the goal. A&M 1, UM 0
40' - With a give and go between Andersen Williams and Becerra, Williams flew by her defender to receive the pass from Becerra and found the back of the net with a couple of dribbles. A&M 2, UM 0
55' - Off a Smith corner kick from the right arc, Maile Hayes knocked a header from the near post. Ole Miss defender cleared the ball off the back line. The ball was batted around until Macy Matula got possession and made a quick left foot kick to score the goal. A&M 3, UM 0
69' - Mia Pante dribbled down the right flank and made a pass to Carissa Boeckmann. Boeckmann made a leading pass to MaKhiya McDonald who made a sliding goal. A&M 4, UM 0
The Aggies head to Nashville for Thursday's 7 p.m. match at Vanderbilt.