Texas Soccer history: All-time series versus Texas A&M
Texas A&M has the advantage in the overall series, as leading 14-3-0 all-time, but UT has had a strong resurgence winning three of the last five meetings between. Entering the match on Oct. 31, 2003, the Longhorns had never beaten the Aggies in soccer. Since that contest, UT has been victorious three times with all three wins taking place at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Below are summaries, including goals, assists, and goalkeeper statistics, for every game since the two programs met 12 years ago in September 1994.
October 27, 2006
No. 10 Texas 1, No. 5 Texas A&M 0
Tenth-ranked Texas defeated No. 5 Texas A&M, 1-0, to set the record for the most wins in a regular season with 15. The Longhorns held the Aggies scoreless for the first time in UT history and have now won two consecutive meetings against the program's top rival for the first time ever. TAMU entered the game riding a ten game win streak and undefeated in Big 12 conference play. Sophomore Kasey Moore scored the game-winning goal, 72 minutes, two seconds into the match. It marked the second time in her two-year career, she has scored a goal against A&M.
UT Kasey Moore (Amy Burlingham) 72:02
Shots: Texas (16), Texas A&M (14)
Saves: Texas - Dianna Pfenninger (8), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (7)
October 2, 2005
Texas 2, No. 13 Texas A&M 1
In 2005, the Longhorns upset No.13 Texas A&M at Mike A. Myers Stadium, by a final tally of 2-1. Texas broke the 0-0 tie immediately after coming out of the lockerroom in the second period. Moore found the back of the net on a penalty kick, 46 minutes, 31 seconds into the match. Caitlin Kennedy, in her second year at UT, registered the game-winner on an unassisted goal that deflected off Texas A&M's goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisak at 50:31. The Aggies' Melissa Garey scored a goal late in the game to try and rally her teammates, but Texas A&M could not overcome the two-goal deficit.
UT Kasey Moore (unassisted) 46:31
UT Caitlin Kennedy (unassisted) 50:31
TA Melissa Garey (unassisted) 67:33
Shots: Texas (12), Texas A&M (18)
Saves: Texas - Dianna Pfenninger (8), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (4)
November 7, 2004
No. 8 Texas A&M 3, No. 21 Texas 0
San Antonio, Texas
In a match for the Big 12 Soccer Tournament Championship title, No. 21 Texas fell to the No.8 Aggies in a 3-0 decision. After an early defensive struggle, TAMU's Ashlee Pistorius scored on a redirected cross from Allison Martino in the 33rd minute. Texas had a few scoring opportunities, as Kristen Teter nearly headed in a corner kick by Nikki Thaden and A&M goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisak made a diving save on another UT header to maintain the Aggies' lead. TAMU extended their lead, scoring at 60:15 on a cross that deflected off a Texas defender and into the Longhorns' net. Texas A&M's Kat Krambeer added the final goal with under six minutes remaining in the second period.
TA Ashlee Pistorius (Allison Martino) 33:08
TA own goal 60:15
TA Kat Krambeer (Laura Probst) 84:19
Shots: Texas (15), Texas A&M (20)
Saves: Texas - Alex Gagarin (6), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (5)
September 10, 2004
No. 15 Texas A&M 3, No. 10 Texas 1
College Station, Texas
Despite holding a 1-0 lead through halftime, tenth-ranked Texas came up short against No.15 Texas A&M in the 3-1 loss. Less than eight minutes into the match, Texas found the back of the net when Nikki Thaden lobbed her free kick to the six-yard line where Kelly McDonald headed it toward the goal. Then-sophomore Amy Burlingham one touched the rebound and fired the ball inside the right post. Texas narrowly missed taking a two-goal lead when Kelsey Carpenter, in her first year with the Longhorns, rocketed the ball past A&M goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisak but it bounced off the right post. The Aggies knotted the score at 1-1 when TAMU's Laura Probst bent the ball inside the far post in the 55th minute. On a volley from Becky Olson, Ashlee Pistorius scored on a chip shot over the head of Texas netminder Dana Hall to extend the Aggies lead to 2-1. The final A&M goal came in the 74th minute when Probst struck again, this time from the top of the penalty area.
UT Amy Burlingham (Nikki Thaden; Kelly McDonald) 7:24
TA Laura Probst (corner kick) 55:33
TA Ashlee Pistorius (Becky Olson) 62:56
TA Laura Probst (unassisted) 73:27
Shots: Texas (12), Texas A&M (17)
Saves: Texas - Dana Hall (2), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (3)
October 31, 2003
No. 24 Texas 2, No. 6 Texas A&M 1
Ranked No. 24 in the nation, the Texas soccer team beat sixth-ranked Texas A&M for the first time in program history, taking a 2-1 decision and upsetting the higher-ratedAggies at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The game was tied until the 66th minute when TAMU's Carrie Berend kicked the ball through the UT box, sailing inside the far post. The Aggies held onto that lead until, with 37 seconds left in regulation, Kati McBain scored off a slotted cross from Julie Gailey. The Longhorns' winning score came on a Nikki Thaden penalty kick set up by Texas A&M's Emily DeWoody was called for a handball in her own box with 54 seconds left in the match.
TA Carrie Berend (unassisted) 66:05
UT Kati McBain (Julie Gailey) 89:23
UT Nikki Thaden (penalty kick) 109:06
Shots: Texas (20), Texas A&M (12)
Saves: Texas - Alex Gagarin (3), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (3)
November 1, 2002
No. 5 Texas A&M 2, No. 3 Texas 1
College Station, Texas
In a narrow, one-goal victory, fifth-ranked Texas A&M held off third-ranked Texas by a final tally of 2-1. The Aggies' Emma Smith scored the first goal of the match when she slipped in a shot under the outstretched arms of UT's sophomore goalkeeper Alex Gagarin, giving the Aggies a 1-0 lead. They expanded on that lead at 45:37, after Juli Goin fired a shot under the Texas crossbar, off a pass from Emma Smith. Texas tried to mount a comeback as sophomore Kelly McDonald drilled a shot inside the far post with eight minutes left in the game, but the Aggies clung to their one goal lead, holding the Longhorns scoreless for the remainder of the match.
TA Emma Smith (Laura Probst; Heather Ragsdale) 21:01
TA Juli Goin (Emma Smith) 45:37
UT Kelly McDonald (unassisted) 81:24
Shots: Texas (16), Texas A&M (13)
Saves: Texas - Alex Gagarin (5), Texas A&M - Kati Jo Spisak (6)
November 11, 2001
No. 8 Texas A&M 1, No. 11 Texas 0
San Antonio, Texas
Entering the match as two of the top teams in the nation, eleventh-ranked Texas came short of its bid for a tournament title, dropping a hard fought 1-0 decision to the Aggies in the Big 12 Soccer Championship match. The first half of the game was a defensive battle mixed with quality scoring chances for both teams, though Texas took a narrow 7-6 shot lead into the half. The lone goal of the match came at 63:14 when TAMU's Linsey Johnson shot the ball just over the outstretched arms of UT goalkeeper Shay Wilkerson. Texas continued to attack, looking to tie with 26 minutes left in the game. The Aggie defense came up big on numerous scoring chances.
TA Linsey Johnson (unassisted) 63:14
Shots: Texas (13), Texas A&M (14)
Saves: Texas - Shay Wilkerson (6), Texas A&M - Esther Thompson (4)
November 2, 2001
No. 14 Texas A&M 6, No. 7 Texas 0
The only loss in conference play in 2001 for the Longhorns came at the hands of the Aggies in a 6-0 shutout. The Aggies' jumped out to an early lead when Nicky Thrasher found the back of the net twice in the first 15 minutes of the match -- at 6:34 and 13:52. TAMU's Kristen Strutz and Adrienne Dillard registered assists on each goal, respectively. Texas A&M extended its lead when Amanda Burke scored an unassisted goal at the 26:24 mark and then Linsey Johnson scored with less than eight minutes left in the first half. The final two TAMU goals were scored by Strutz and Cameron Chorn. Despite numerous UT advances, the Aggie defense held strong and preserved their sixth shutout of the season.
TA Nicky Thrasher (Kristen Strutz) 6:33
TA Nicky Thrasher (Adrienne Dillard) 13:52
TA Amanda Burke (unassisted) 26:23
TA Linsey Johnson (Nicky Thrasher) 32:06
TA Kristen Strutz (Amanda Burke) 47:43
TA Camerson Chorn (Emma Smith) 62:00
Shots: Texas (12), Texas A&M (22)
Saves: Texas - Shay Wilkerson (5), Alex Gagarin (2), Texas A&M - Esther Thompson (2)
October 26, 2000
No. 9 Texas A&M 2, Texas 1
College Station, Texas
Despite a dramatic score by Texas goalkeeper Shay Wilkerson in the 86th minute, Texas fell 2-1 to the Aggies in overtime in College Station. Texas A&M took the lead in the first half, off of a penalty kick by Heather Wiebe. The score would remain 1-0 until the final five minutes of the match when Wilkerson headed in a corner kick to tie the game at 1-1 and send the contest into overtime. Thirteen minutes into the extra periods the Aggies' Heather Ragsdale beat Wilkerson in a one-on-one situation to end the game.
TA Heather Wiebe (penalty kick) 33:57
UT Shay Wilkerson (Kati McBain) 85:37
TA Heather Ragsdale (Kristen Strutz) 103:25
Shots: Texas (16), Texas A&M (26)
Saves: Texas - Shay Wilkerson (11), Texas A&M - Esther Thompson (7)
September 24, 1999
No. 9 Texas A&M 5, Texas 0
In current head coach Chris Petrucelli's first game against the Aggies, Texas fell to ninth-ranked Texas A&M by a score of 5-0. The Aggies jumped to an early lead when sophomore Michelle Royal put in a header, one minute, five seconds into the contest. In the 26th minute, Cameron Chorn scored unassisted goal off a defender deflection. Nikky Thrasher added two goals of her own at 51:31 and 74:39. Jessica Martin scored the final Aggie goal on a six-yard shot off an Alison Peters' assist.
TA Michelle Royal (Nicky Thrasher) 1:05
TA Cameron Chorn (unassisted) 25:56
TA Nicky Thrasher (Michelle Remington) 51:31
TA Nicky Thrasher (Amber Reynolds) 74:39
TA Jessica Martin (Alison Peters) 89:14
Shots: Texas (8), Texas A&M (23)
Saves: Texas - Cami Varnadore (6), Texas A&M - Melanie Wilson (4)
October 28, 1998
No. 25 Texas A&M 2, Texas 0
College Station, Texas
In a defensive struggle, Texas lost to No. 25 Texas A&M by a score of 2-0. After holding the Aggies scoreless for 39 minutes, TAMU's Sharon Pickering touched a pass from Emily Elias at the top of the box to record one of two goals on the stat sheet. Texas A&M's Mandy Davidson added another score, at 46:40 off a pass from Nicky Thrasher. The Aggie defense held tight for the remainder of the game to shut-out the Longhorns in the match.
TA Sharon Pickering (Emily Elias) 39:06
TA Mandy Davidson (Nicky Thrasher; Michelle Remington) 46:40
Shots: Texas (6), Texas A&M (24)
Saves: Texas - Cami Varnadore (10), Texas A&M - Melanie Wilson (4)
November 7, 1997
No. 5 Texas A&M 3, Texas 1
San Antonio, Texas
In the Big 12 Conference semifinal match, Texas was out-lasted by Texas A&M, 3-1, to end the Longhorns' season. Texas took an early lead with a Carol Finch goal 13 minutes, seven seconds into the game. The Longhorns maintained their 1-0 heading into halftime, but the Aggies scored at 49:38 when Sonia Ibanez set up Bryn Blalack. The Aggies extended their lead when Blalack set up Sharon Pickering in the 60th minute for the game-winning goal. Nicky Thrasher scored the Aggies' final goal in the 77th minute.
UT Carol Finch (Katie Baruth; Alanna Makinano) 13:07
TA Bryn Blalack (Sonia Ibanez) 49:38
TA Sharon Pickering (Bryn Blalack) 60:14
TA Nicky Thrasher (Alison Peters) 76:32
Shots: Texas (10), Texas A&M (21)
Saves: Texas - Cami Varnadore (11), Texas A&M - Melanie Wilson (5)
October 2, 1997
No. 3 Texas A&M 4, No. 25 Texas 1
Despite out-shooting the Aggies by a 14-12 margin, No. 25 Texas fell 4-1 to third-ranked Texas A&M. It marked the highest Texas ranking in the rivalry series under then head coach current Dang Pibulvech. Less than a minute into the game, the Aggies started their barrage with a goal by Alison Peters. Sharon Pickering found Peters on the first and second goals, as the pair added to the team score with the game-winner on a rebound from a corner kick. Bryn Blalack got in on the action by scoring a breakaway goal at 18:08 and on a free kick from 25 yards out. Senior Carol Finch scored Texas' only goal in the 62nd minute on an unassisted shot 20 yards from the Aggies' nets.
TA Alison Peters (Sharon Pickering) 00:50
TA Alison Peters (Sharon Pickering) 4:06
TA Bryn Blalack (Mandy Davidson) 18:08
TA Bryn Blalack (unassisted) 34:33
UT Carol Finch (unassisted) 61:40
Shots: Texas (14), Texas A&M (12)
Saves: Texas - Cami Varnadore (5), Texas A&M - Melanie Wilson (4)
October 22, 1996
No. 8 Texas A&M 4, Texas 0
College Station, Texas
Against No. 8 Texas A&M, the Longhorns found themselves in a quick deficit as the Aggies scored twice in the opening period. Sixteen minutes into the match TAMU's Bryn Blalack scored the first of her eventual hat trick, on a header from a cross from Kimery Duda. The Aggies' Kristen Koop fired a shot in from the far corner at 23:48. In the second half, Blalack scored her second goal off a rebound and headed her final score off an Aggie corner kick.
TA Bryn Blalack (Kimery Duda) 15:25
TA Kristen Koop (Diana Rowe) 23:48
TA Bryn Blalack (Julie Pinkerton) 49:04
TA Bryn Blalack (Tania Castillejos) 64:49
Shots: Texas (6), Texas A&M (13)
Saves: Texas - Cami Varnadore (2), Texas A&M - Melanie Wilson (1)
November 3, 1995
No. 11 Texas A&M 3, Texas 0,
In their only match-up in the Southwest Conference Tournament, Texas exited in the first round after a 3-0 Texas A&M victory. Bryn Blalack scored on a center feed from Yvette Okler, four minutes 32 seconds into the match. The Longhorns held the Aggies scoreless for the rest of the half but could not make any offensive advances in either period. Two more goals came in the second half as Okler found Sonia Ibanez at 48:19 and Kristin Koop netted an unassisted score.
TA Bryn Blalack (Yvette Okler) 4:32
TA Sonia Ibanez (Yvette Okler) 48:19
TA Kristen Koop (unassisted) 65:56
Shots: Texas (6), Texas A&M (23)
Saves: Texas - Jaime Strong (12), Texas A&M - Rebecca Stewart (5)
October 11, 1995
No. 13 Texas A&M 6, Texas 0
Coming off a narrow loss against Texas A&M in 1996, Texas fell to the sixth-ranked Aggies by a tally of 6-0. Yvette Okler netted the first goal of the game on an open shot off a breakaway, eleven minutes, nine seconds into the game. Less than two minutes later, Corie Hammers scored an unassisted goal from the left side of the box. Kristen Koop picked up her second assist of the game when Diana Rowe fired in a shot from the top of the box in the 18th minute. Bryn Blalack scored the last goal of the first half for the Aggies off a corner kick by Jamie Csizmadia. The Longhorns held the Aggies scoreless for the majority of the second half, only giving up a penalty kick goal to Csizmadia at 81:04. The Aggies' Nicole Shook scored with less than a minute remaining in the match on an unassisted goal.
TA Yvette Okler (Kristen Koop) 11:09
TA Corie Hammers (unassisted) 12:32
TA Diana Rowe (Kristen Koop) 17:35
TA Bryn Blalack (Jamie Csizmadia) 30:09
TA Jamie Csizmadia (penalty kick) 81:04
TA Nicole Shook (unassisted) 89:10
Shots: Texas (10), Texas A&M (29)
Saves: Texas - Jaime Strong (16), Texas A&M - Sunny McConnell (3)
September 25, 1994
Texas A&M 2, Texas 1
College Station, Texas
In the first ever meeting between Texas and Texas A&M, UT dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime. The score remained tied throughout the first half and the majority of the second period, until the Aggies found the back of the Longhorns' nets on a Bryn Blalock goal in the 59th minute. An amazing eleven seconds later the Longhorns answered with a goal of their own. Jill Cook scored on a header from an assist by Ashley Kirkland. The teams took a 1-1 tie into overtime. The Aggies eventually prevailed, with Kristen Koop chipping in the game winner off a cross from Anna Whitehead at 115.49.
TA Bryn Blalack (Yvette Okler) 58:15
UT Jill Cook (Ashley Kirkland) 58:26
TA Kristen Koop (Anna Whitehead) 115:49
Shots: Texas (10), Texas A&M (17)
Saves: Texas - Candace Watkins (11), Texas A&M - Sunny McConnell (8)