The Wildcats traveled east to College Station to face Texas A&M Sunday night. The Aggies got off to a fast start, propelling them to a 4-0 victory over ACU.
Two goals were scored in the first minute of the game by junior defender Jimena Lopez and senior forward Ally Watt of TAMU. The third goal came in the 19th minute from TAMU’s junior midfielder Addie McCain. McCain was able to get her second and final goal of the game in the 59th minute.
This was the second time the Aggies and Wildcats have crossed paths. The first time was four years ago, when the Aggies won 4-1 on Sept. 6, 2015.
The Aggies have finished with a winning record in all of its 26 seasons, and they’re on their way to continuing that streak sitting at 3-0-1.
Although the Wildcats did not manage to take home a win on Sunday, they improved in the second half. ACU improved its shots from one in the first half to seven for the game.
Freshman midfielder Natalie Jones led ACU’s shot board with a total of two attempts. Meanwhile, Junior forward Christina Arteaga and four other Wildcats each had one shot. Junior goalkeeper Erin Smith had a total of four tremendous saves.
The Wildcats learned a lot facing the University of Texas A&M Aggies, losing their first official match of the season, and will look at it in a positive manner for the next two matches coming up.
Abilene Christian heads to Lubbock this upcoming Friday to take on the Texas Tech Lady Raiders at 7 p.m. After that matchup, they will travel to Portales, New Mexico for a match against Eastern New Mexico Sunday at noon.