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Aggie soccer plays #21 South Carolina to a 1-1 draw

Kenna Caldwell made a career-high nine saves in net for A&M to preserve the draw. South Carolina held advantages in shots (15-4) and shots-on-goal (10-1).
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Texas A&M Aggies and No. 21 South Carolina Gamecocks played to a 1-1 tie in Thursday night’s SEC match at Stone Stadium.

The Aggies scored the icebreaker in the 21st minute on the secondary attack off a corner kick. Carolyn Calzada sent the initial carom back to Mia Pante. Pante sent a long diagonal service into the 6-yard box where Quinn Cornog outmuscled a Gamecocks’ defender for the goal.

South Carolina knotted the match in the 59th minute and the Aggies fought off a late Gamecocks’ push for a game winner.

Kenna Caldwell made a career-high nine saves in net for A&M to preserve the draw. South Carolina held advantages in shots (15-4), shots-on-goal (10-1) and corner kicks (5-3).

SCORING SUMMARY

21’ – After an initial corner kick from Mia Pante, Carolyn Calzada gathered the clearance outside the penalty box and sent the ball back to Pante. Pante sent a cross into the 6-yard box where Quinn Cornog fought off a South Carolina defender for the goal. A&M 1, SC 0

59’ – Payton Patrick got a head start on the Aggies’ backline before receiving the service from Catherine Barry into the penalty box. Patrick topped Caldwell one-v-one for the goal. A&M 1, SC 1

UP NEXT…

The Aggies wrap up the regular season home slate Sunday when they host the Missouri Tigers in a 4 p.m. contest at Ellis Field.

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