Texas A&M Athletics: Recapping a whirlwind of a weekend

The Aggies had quite the weekend in a number of sports. Missed any of the action? Not to worry, it's time for a recap. 

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The Aggies had quite the weekend in a number of sports. Missed any of the action? Not to worry, it’s time for a recap. 

Soccer. Women’s Basketball. Men’s Basketball. Football. There was quite a bit going on in Aggieland this weekend, all on home field. What went down? Where do these teams go from here? Let’s break it down, y’all.

Texas A&M Soccer advances to Round of 32

Man, this was an exciting game. Many missed it as they were tuned in to Reed Arena watching the start of basketball season. This match-up with North Texas took two overtimes as the Mean Green goal keeper Kelsey Brann had quite the game. However, in the 109th minute, Ally Watt nailed her 14th goal of the season to win it for the Aggies. Is anyone surprised it was Watt that played superhero? No, probably not.

This win extended an impressive streak for the Aggies as they improved to 28-0-5 against in-state rivals since 2008. They take on in-state rival TCU on Thursday now, hoping to keep that streak alive.

Basketball season is up and running y’all.

Texas A&M women’s and men’s Basketball kicked off their seasons on Wednesday night, earning respective wins over Rice and Savannah State.

The Men’s season continued on Friday as they faced off against UC Irvine—they fell in the final seconds, 74-73. There were some questionable play calls in that game to be sure, but this is a young season and a young team. Patience is a virtue though, I guess, especially when senior leader Admon Gilder is riding the bench with tendonitis. However, the emergence of Josh Nebo and John Walker III has been a fun one to watch in addition to a maturing Jay Jay Chandler. This team can go places this season if they can put it all together, so don’t count them out just yet.

They face a big time road test against No. 3 Gonzaga on Thursday. Tip off will be at 10:30pm, live on ESPN2.

The Women’s Basketball team is 2-0 on the young season, trying to figure out life without Anriel Howard and Danni Williams, as both chose to transfer in the offseason, one to Mississippi State and the other Texas. However, the Aggies got a transfer of their own in Aaliyah Wilson from SEC foe Arkansas. Wilson, along with Kayla Wells and Chennedy Carterwho is the defending Freshman of the Yearhave emerged as big time leaders for the program so far this year.

The ladies will also be on the road this week, facing off against Syracuse on Wednesday at 6 p.m. That one will be on the ACC Network, so good luck with trying to watch that.

Aggie Football gets much needed win vs. Ole Miss

Texas A&M had not beaten an SEC West opponent at Kyle Field since October of 2015. Yeah, that statistic has me depressed too. There is a reason that so many fans were going for Kevin Sumlin’s neck and this is exactly it.

Here are the highlights from the Aggies’ win over Ole Miss.

Trayveon Williams eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark and scored late in the fourth quarter to put this one away for Texas A&M. We saw another strong defensive performance from the line and a decently strong showing from the secondary. Unlike a week ago, a turnoveror in this case twodid not derail Kellen Mond from what he needed to do as the quarterback and leader of this team. Wideout Quartney Davis scored twice, Jace Sternberger did Jace Sternberger things and Jhamon Ausbon, returning from injury, was a big time target.

The Aggies will celebrate senior night on Saturday night vs. UAB. The game will begin at 6 p.m., airing on ESPN2.

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Texas A&M Former Student. Huge sports fan who hates stereotypical pink jerseys and the thought that women and sports don’t mix, Interested in sports banter and complaining about how Dallas sports consistently underachieve at everything? Hit me up on Twitter @shelbae_nichole. Thanks, Gig Em, and God Bless y’all.
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Texas A&M Former Student. Huge sports fan who hates stereotypical pink jerseys and the thought that women and sports don’t mix, Interested in sports banter and complaining about how Dallas sports consistently underachieve at everything? Hit me up on Twitter @shelbae_nichole. Thanks, Gig Em, and God Bless y’all.

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