ALABAMA SOCCER TIES TEXAS A&M AFTER TWO OVERTIME PERIODS

Alabama soccer tied No. 17 Texas A&M, 1-1 at Ellis Field after 110 minutes of play.

Alabama, this season has started fast and strong. The Aggies had six shots with three corner kicks but were unable to capitalize on it. Junior Taylor Morgan and freshman Carlee Giammona had a scoring opportunity in the 13th minute, but Giammona’s shot hit the crossbar.

In the 66th minute, Alabama took the lead off a corner kick when the ball bounced off an Aggie player and rolled into the net. In the 82nd minute with a goal by Jimena Lopez, Texas A&M tied it up.

After two overtime periods, the match ended in a 1-1 tie.

“I am proud of the fight we showed tonight,” head coach Wes Hart said in a press release. “Getting a result on the road against a Top-25 ranked team is not easy, especially at a place like Texas A&M. We will take the point and move on to the next opponent.”

The Aggies outshot the Crimson Tide 15-10, with Giammona leading Alabama with four shots. Junior Casey Wertz followed with two.

The Crimson Tide had two more corner kicks than the Aggies (6-4). After 13 games, Alabama is No. 1 in the SEC in corner kicks earned.

Freshman goalkeeper AJ Crooks had six saves throughout the match. It marks the third time in program history Alabama has tied a ranked opponent; those being against No. 6 Florida: 1-1, on October 8, 2010 and against No. 24 South Carolina 1-1, October 3, 2014.

Alabama will host LSU on Sunday, October 13, at 1 p.m. CT at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. It will be the Power of Pink game for breast cancer awareness.

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