COLLEGE STATION, Texas –Bianca Brinson and Shea Groom made a scoring connection on three occasions to spark Texas A&M’s offense in a 3-0 win over the Rice Owls in an exhibition game at Ellis Field on Sunday afternoon.
Brinson scored two goals and notched an assist and Groom tallied one goal and assisted on both of Brinson’s goals in the win.
Jordan Day and Renee McDermott once again combined on the shutout in goal, making two saves. The Aggies’ defense has yet to relinquish a goal in 360 minutes of play in the spring, improving to 3-0-1.
The Aggies dictated the play for a majority of the match. A&M owned a 20-9 advantage in shots, including an 8-2 edge in shots-on-goal. The Maroon and White also owned a 5-2 margin in corner kick opportunities.
A&M completes the spring slate on Sunday with a Thursday night game against Sam Houston State at 7 pm.
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head Coach G Guerrieri
Overall thoughts on the match: "We had some extended periods of the match where we really passed and moved off the ball well, which created some nice scoring opportunities."
On the offensive game: "Shea (Groom) and BB (Bianca Brinson) were very good today. Both made some good decisions and were quick and dangerous around the Rice goal."
On today’s playing conditions: "That cold which came through Aggieland today brought winds between 20 and 30 MPH to Ellis Field. It posed a real challenge for both teams, yet it still was an attractive and well played match by both teams."