March 7, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Junior Megan Majewski scored a hat trick as the Big 12 Champion Texas A&M soccer team defeated Houston, 8-2, Sunday at the Aggie Soccer Stadium.
"This was another good performance for our small squad in our non-traditional season," head coach G Guerrieri said. "We were able to make tactical adjustments as the game progressed and I was pleased with how our girls embraced the moves. I thought our players played better and better as the game went on and showed a good level of fitness on the night."
The Aggies defeated the Cougars in every aspect of the match, outshooting their opponents 32-9, placing 17 shots on frame vs. four by Houston, and posting a 6-2 corner kick deficit. A&M forced nine saves in the game while grabbing two.
"Houston is coming off their best season, so scoring eight goals against them was a good statement by our young players," Guerrieri said. "It was great to see Megan Majewski get so involved in our scoring, and to do it with a hat trick was really special."
The eight goals by the home team were scored by five different players. Majewski garnered the hat trick with a goal in each of the three 30-minute periods. Junior Merritt Mathias had the first goal of the match, unassisted, and also scored on a direct free kick from 35 yards. The 2010 All-Big 12 selection also added an assist for five total points in the match.
"Merritt and Chelsea each continue to have a great spring campaign, and I thought both of our outside backs (Rachael Balaguer and Lyndsey Gnatzig) had great nights on both sides of the ball," Guerrieri said. "This is a nice way to send the team off on their spring break, and we look forward to our last of our five game dates on Texas State visits us."
A&M will face the Bobcats at the Aggie Soccer Stadium in the last match of the spring season on March 26 at 4 p.m. Admission will be free. Log on to AggieAthletics.com for more information on Aggie soccer.