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

The intersection of Bizzell Street and College Avenue on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.
Farmers fight Hurricane Beryl
Aggies across South Texas left reeling in wake of unexpectedly dangerous storm
J. M. Wise, News Reporter • July 20, 2024
Texas A&M LB Taurean York (21) speaks during the 2024 SEC Media Day at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas on Thursday July 18, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
A&M predicted to finish ninth in SEC football media poll, three Aggies earn preseason honors
Luke White, Sports Editor • July 19, 2024

Texas A&M football is expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the conference this season, per the SEC football preseason media poll...

Bob Rogers, holding a special edition of The Battalion.
Lyle Lovett, other past students remember Bob Rogers
Shalina SabihJuly 15, 2024

In his various positions, Professor Emeritus Bob Rogers laid down the stepping stones that student journalists at Texas A&M walk today, carving...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

No. 8 Texas A&M heads on the road to Vanderbilt

Cienna+Arrieta+runs+with+the+ball+during+Texas+A%26amp%3BMs+3-0+win+over+LSU.
Photo by File

Cienna Arrieta runs with the ball during Texas A&M’s 3-0 win over LSU.

The No. 8 Texas A&M soccer team heads to Nashville to take the Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday night at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.

The Aggies (7-2, 2-0 SEC) head to the Music City coming off a 2-1 win on Sunday night against UC Riverside, with goals scored by freshman defender Grace Piper and junior forward Haley Pounds.
After shutting out five-straight opponents behind the Aggies’ defense and senior keeper Danielle Rice — dating back to Aug. 28 — Pounds said the team’s defense has made her job a lot easier.

“Our defense has been solid these past six games — they’ve just been unbelievable,” Pounds said after the 2-1 win over UC Riverside. “It’s been great for the forwards too, cause they’re really great at playing balls in behind.”

Pounds is still leading the charge offensively — with her goal last night bringing her season total to five, to go alongside four assists. She leads the team in points with 14.

The Commodores (5-4, 1-1 SEC) heads home after a 2-1 win in double-overtime on the road against Mississippi State. Vanderbilt holds a 3-2 home record, and has rallied behind the offense of freshman Grace Jackson — leading the team in points at 11, to go with three goals and five assists.

In front of the net for the Commodores is junior Kaitlyn Fahrner, who has a 4-1 record for the season, to go with a shutout.

A&M Head coach G Guerrieri said Vanderbilt and the rest of the remaining schedule — all SEC play, will present different matchups from previous opponents.

“Vanderbilt is a very intelligent, very well organized and athletic team,” Guerrieri said following the match against Riverside. “So, it’s going to be another step up from what we just saw.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will broadcast on the SEC Network + and can be heard on 1550 AM.

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 *