Mississippi State

Dawgs ready for fifth SEC Tournament appearance

The No. 8 seeded Mississippi State soccer program prepares for its fifth SEC Tournament appearance in a first-round matchup with No. 9 Texas A&M (9-5-5, 3-4-3 SEC). Sunday’s game (Oct. 30) will kick off at 3:30 p.m. CT and will air, nationally, on the SEC Network.

 “We are very excited to start our postseason tomorrow here in Pensacola,” head coach James Armstrong said. “The girls are focused and ready to play.”

 In the regular-season meeting between the Dawgs and Aggies, State won in College Station, 1-0, off a 51st-minute own goal set up by sophomore Haley McWhirter.

MSU ended its home season with a 6-2-2 record – the eighth time the Dawgs have won six or more matches at home. State also scored 16 goals and broke its all-time attendance record in consecutive games. Five of the 10 shutouts in the regular season came in StarkVegas.

 Texas A&M, meanwhile, is coming off a 4-1 win at Florida. The Aggies dropped a hat trick of goals in the first 45-minute frame before adding the final goal in the 68th minute. Texas A&M outshot the Gators 15-9 with six of those being on goal.

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