COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Alabama soccer team was defeated by the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies by a final score of 4-0 on Friday night at Ellis Field. Texas A&M’s Ally Watt and Emily Bates each scored a pair of goals, while goalkeeper Mia Hummel notched the shutout to improve the Aggies’ 2015 home record to a perfect 8-0. With the loss, Alabama falls to 4-8-2, including a 1-5 mark in Southeastern Conference play.
“We got beat by a better team tonight,” said head coach Wes Hart. “I think we got off to a really nice start and we looked good up until they scored their first goal.”
Texas A&M opened the scoring at the 23:51 mark, as Ally Watt recovered a deflection at the top of the box and found the back of net to put the Aggies ahead, 1-0. Emily Bates’ doubled the Aggies lead in the 36th minute, scoring her fourth goal of the season to stake the Aggies to a 2-0 halftime lead.
After the break, both Watt and Bates found the back of the net again, doubling the Aggies’ lead to 4-0. Bates scored her second goal of the game at the 77:50 mark, converting a cross from Kate Hajdu from just in front of the Alabama net. Watt put the game out of reach when she scored her second goal of the match in the 86th minute, sending home a corner kick from Kristi Leonard.
Texas A&M’s goalkeeper Mia Hummell picked up three saves in her 11th win of the season. For the Tide, Hailey Brohaugh led the way with four shots, including a shot on goal, while Celia Jimenez and Caroline Alexander each added a shot on goal.
Following tonight’s match, the Tide will return to Tuscaloosa to wrap up this weekend’s action on Sunday vs. Tennessee. Opening kick between the Tide and Volunteers is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on SECN+.
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