Texas A&M Women's Soccer 2014 NCAA Tournament Capsule

Texas A&M Aggies


The run of excellence continues in College Station for the Texas A&M women’s soccer program as they once again won the Southeastern Conference regular season championship. The Aggies have been one of the more consistent programs in the country and have become much stronger at adapting their play to be able win a game 1-0 or 4-3. Also, the 12th man at Ellis Field is one of the most electric home environments in all of women’s college soccer and that makes Texas A&M a perennial threat to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

2014 Record: 18-2-2, 9-1-1
Coach: G Guerrieri

Good Results: 10/5 Kentucky (2-1), 11/5 vs Georgia (3-0)
Bad Results: 9/7 at Arizona State (1-2), 10/3 Florida (0-1)

Why They Can Surprise:
The high pace possession style of the Aggies when they get rolling on all cylinders is very tough for any opponent to slow down over the course of 90 minutes. Also, this team is loaded with experience, led by Shea Groom and Kelley Monogue. They pace a very balanced offensive attack for Texas A&M. Annie Kunz is a huge spark plug up top for the Aggies along with Bianca Brinson. This variety of options creates matchup issues all over the field for opposing teams.

The backline has rose to the occasion when called upon and the trio of Meghan Streight, Leigh Edwards and Karlie Mueller will have to come up big in the NCAA Tournament for the Aggies. In goal, senior Jordan Day is starting to get back into form and will need to have a huge tournament for Texas A&M to get to the College Cup.

Why They Can Disappoint:
The inability to finish quality scoring chances against teams like Arizona State and Florida in the matches they have lost is a potential issue for the NCAA Tournament. Another potential reason the Aggies could disappoint is if they have to go on the road for Quarterfinal round matchup with a Florida State, Virginia, UCLA or Stanford. The Aggies played the Bruins in a preseason match and lost 3-1 out in Los Angeles but the challenge would definitely be there for them to try and score on these very tough defensive teams on the road.

Key Strikers:
Annie Kunz, Senior, 6 goals, 6 assists
Bianca Brinson, Senior, 8 goals, 6 assists

Key Midfielders:
Kelley Monogue, Senior, 11 goals, 10 assists
Shea Groom, Senior, 14 goals, 4 assists
Janae Cousineau, Junior, 6 goals, 2 assists
Allie Bailey, Senior, 5 goals, 5 assists
Key Defenders:
Meghan Streight, Senior, 2 goals, 2 assists
Leigh Edwards, Senior, 1 goal, 1 assist
Karlie Mueller, Junior, 0 goals, 4 assists

Key Goalkeepers:
Jordan Day, Senior, 0.40 goals against average, .893 save percentage, 3 shutouts
Renee McDermott, Senior, 1.13 goals against average, .673 save percentage, 4 shutouts

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 2.58 (14th in nation, 1st in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 1.029 (107, 6)
Shutout Percentage: .263 (200, 11)
Save Percentage:  .718 (262, 14)

Recent Postseason Appearances:
2013    First Round    Defeated Utah
2013    Second Round    Defeated Texas Tech
2013    Third Round    Lost to North Carolina
2012    First Round    Defeated Stephen F. Austin
2012    Second Round    Defeated Oakland
2012    Third Round    Lost to Florida State
2011    First Round    Defeated LSU
2011    Second Round    Lost to Virginia Tech
2010    First Round    Defeated North Dakota State
2010    Second Round    Lost to Minnesota
2009    First Round    Defeated Memphis
2009    Second Round    Defeated LSU
2009    Third Round    Lost to Florida State
2008    First Round    Defeated Texas State
2008    Second Round    Defeated Washington   
2008    Third Round    Defeated Florida
2008    Quarterfinals    Lost to North Carolina
2007    First Round    Defeated Stephen F. Austin
2007    Second Round    Lost to Texas

*all team stats through 11/2


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