No. 12 Texas A&M peppered the Auburn defense with 19 shots, including 11 shots-on-goal, but the Aggies were unable to find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss to the Tigers in the SEC Women's Soccer Tournament semifinal game at Orange Beach Sportsplex. Continue reading...
It's another beautiful day for an Aggie victory in Orange Beach.
Today's semifinal match against the sixth-seeded Auburn Tigers is set to get underway at 4 p.m. (CT) at the Orange Beach Sports Complex. For those unable to attend in person, you can watch online via ESPN3. Here's the direct link to watch today's match. Live stats will also be available on the SEC website here.
We've got some time to kill today before heading to the stadium. The team will have a light workout at 10 a.m., lunch at a local deli at 12:30 p.m., and they'll load the bus for the stadium about 2:30 p.m.
Stay tuned to this blog; 12thManTV will catch up with Coach G later today to get his thought's on today's match against Auburn.
Today is a relatively slow day here in Orange Beach. Time to recoup, relax, and prepare for tomorrow's semifinal match against Auburn.
The team practiced for an hour at the Sports Complex, and will spend the rest of the day studying and analyzing video. While we've cooked most of our meals in our condos, we're eating Italian at Di Pomodoro for dinner this evening.
On a side note , it was an eventful morning for the soccer support staff, as they rescued a school of fish from the Orange Beach shore, near a pear close to the team condos.
A full preview of tomorrow's match, along with game notes, is available here.
Playing in their first ever SEC Women's Soccer Tournament, the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies got a golden goal from Jayne Eadie in the 94th minute of action to register a 1-0 overtime win over the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading...
Good morning from Orange Beach! Everyone is up, cooking and eating breakfast, and preparing for today's match.
Fist kick against South Carolina is set for noon central time. David Ellis will be calling the action locally in Bryan/College Station KNDE HD-3 as well as on 12thManTV. Live stats and video of today's match are available for free on secdn.com.
We'll be on the road to the Orange Beach Sports Complex around 10. Stay tuned here, we'll have full coverage of today's match posted later in the day.
BTHO South Carolina!
The Texas A&M Soccer team hit the road toward Orange Beach, Ala. today to prepare for their inaugural appearance in the SEC Championship Tournament.
A short, 80-minute flight from College Station to Pensacola, Fla., sandwhiched between bus rides to and from the airports, the team arrived in Orange Beach about 3 p.m.
On the plane, the team received their 2011 Big 12 Tournament Championship rings - a reward for a job well done last season and a little extra motivation to earn A&M's first SEC Championship ring this week.
Two detours were made on the way to the condos where the team will be staying this week: First, the Orange Beach Sports Complex where the SEC Tournamnent will be held. This marks the ninth year the SEC Tournament has been hosted here, beginning in 2003 and again every year since 2005. Today, the conference announced that the tournament will remain in Orange Beach through 2015. Second, the team stopped at Publix grocery store since they'll be doing their own cooking at the condos this week. All purchases were overseen by our wonderful folks from the Nutrition staff, of course.
Finally arriving at the condos, which are located directly on the beach, the team took some time to enjoy the water, relax, and get settled in their rooms before dinner at Big Fish.
Sophomore Allie Bailey gave us a brief recap of today's events and tells us a little bit about what the team is doing to prepare for tomorrow's quarterfinal match against South Carolina. Photos from today's events are also available above.
Time to get some rest. Tomorrow's game day!
BTHO South Carolina!
Texas A&M, the No. 2 seed and SEC Western Division champion, will open up its play at the 2012 SEC Women's Soccer Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., with a 12 p.m. contest against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
South Carolina, the 2011 SEC Champion, kept its season alive with a 3-2 overtime win over the Arkansas Razorbacks in a first-round game on Monday afternoon.
Texas A&M won the regular-season match against South Carolina, 2-0, in College Station on Sep. 21. Meghan Streight and Annie Kunz scored goals in the victory while Jordan Day tallied a shutout between the pipes with one save.
The winner of the Texas A&M-South Carolina match will advance to the SEC Tournament semifinal game on Friday at 4 p.m. when they will face the winner of Wednesday afternoon's match between Auburn and Tennessee.
Texas A&M enters play with a 16-3-1 overall mark and earned the No. 2 seed and division crown with 31 points on a 10-2-1 league mark. South Carolina is 7-9-4 and finished 3-7-3 in SEC play.