The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
Advertisement
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Advertisement
A fighter jet squadron flies over during the National Anthem before Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Bryan-College Station Regional participants announced
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 27, 2024

For the second time in three seasons, No. 3 national seed Texas A&M baseball will host the Bryan-College Station Regional, where it’ll...

Advertisement
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

A&M shutout Ole Miss 4-0 in the Turn It Gold game

Sophomore+M+Sydney+Becerra+%287%29+kicks+the+ball+around+an+Arkansas+defender+during+Texas+A%26amp%3BMs+game+against+Arkansas+on+Saturday%2C+Sept.+24%2C+2023+at+Ellis+Field.
Photo by Photo by Chris Swann

Sophomore M Sydney Becerra (7) kicks the ball around an Arkansas defender during Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2023 at Ellis Field.

A dominant offensive performance from Texas A&M soccer helped conquer Ole Miss 4-0, in the 10th anniversary of the Turn It Gold foundation game on Friday, Sept. 29th.
The Aggies held the Rebels offense to a mere five shots throughout the match, while they racked up a whopping 26 shots, with 11 of them on goal.
A&M stayed locked into defensive mode during the first half, until finally in the 35th minute graduate forward Sammy Smith played the ball off to sophomore midfielder Sydney Becerra, who bullied her way through two Ole Miss defenders for the shot through the bottom right of the net.
“[Becerra] is a super teammate … she’s so dynamic and so creative in the way she plays,” coach G Guerrieri said. “[She’s a] really great creative force for us, [and] it’s neat to see her driving with the ball and going at goal.”
The next score came in the 40th minute. Becerra played the ball out to senior forward Andersen Williams waiting on the left-hand side of the goal for the ground shot to the far right of the goalkeeper, putting the Maroon and White up by 2 points going into the second half.
The Fightin’ Farmers pushed their lead further in the 55th minute, after a corner kick from Smith set up junior forward Maile Hayes for the initial header that was blocked by freshman goalkeeper Addie Yelton. Junior defender Macy Matula tapped the ball in for the rebound to put A&M up 3-0.
“[Matula] is someone who has scored some goals for us in the past, she’s someone who [is] maybe the most improved player since [coming] to A&M,” Guerrieri said. “She’s a fixture for us on the back line, and the way we play right now [is] in large part [because] of the development of [Matula] … her ability to get up and down that touch line as an attacking player has been a big plus for us, and [is] one of the things that has made us go this year.”
In the 69th minute, junior midfielder Mia Pante started a run on the right side before laying the ball off to junior midfielder Carissa Boeckmann. Junior forward MaKhiya McDonald then received the ball down the line from Boeckmann, and snuck a shot right by the keeper for the fourth goal of the night.
“This is another great win for us, to win in the SEC, a western-divison game is huge for us,” Guerrieri said. “Four different goal scorers, to [help] get a shutout and some good performances all around …There’s a lot of things to build upon as we get a well deserved weekend off.”
Next, A&M catches a small break over the weekend before heading to Nashville, Tennessee to face off against Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 5th, at 7 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *