PREVIEW: No. 12 Tennessee – Texas A&M Athletics
BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas – On Friday, the Aggies will continue their gauntlet of five consecutive games against teams in the top 15 as they battle the No. 12 Tennessee Volunteers. First kick at Ellis Field is 7pm
Friday is Hispanic Heritage Night, when limited A&M soccer “Las Aggies” jerseys will be available to the first 500 fans. It’s also A&M Free Football Friday when viewers can bring their 10/2 football ticket to the ticket booth for FREE entry.
The game will air on the SEC Network with David Ellis and Jeff Given. Fans around the world can listen to the game on the 12th Man Mobile App and at 12thMan.com/live with Casey Atnip.
Twelve different Aggies have scored goals in 2021, including five multi-goal players. Mail Hayes leads the squad with five goals. Kate Colvin and Taylor pound Second place with three goals each. Natalie Abel and Daria Britton each have two goals. Other aggies that nick a piece include Kendall Bates, Carissa Böckmann, Lauren Geczik, Makhiya McDonald, Barbara Olivieri, Mia Pante and Natalie Yoo.
The Volunteers are the only team in the SEC that the Aggies have a loss record against. Tennessee has a 6-2-0 edge on the all-time series.
Last season, the Aggies took a 3-1 win over the Volunteers at the Regal Soccer Stadium behind two goals in the first half of Lauren Geczik. Addie McCain scored in the 58th minute and Tennessee scored a late goal in the 82nd minute. Texas A & M’s first win in the series came in 2014 when Shea Groom scored a hat trick in a 3-0 win at Ellis Field in a game dedicated to the Aggies.
Playing their last two matches without the services of five starters, the Maroon & White enter the battle to tear a three-match chain of losers. Texas A&M tries to avoid losing their first four games in the school analysts.