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Texas A&M Advances to Big 12 Semifinals on Free Kicks
November 07, 2007

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-- - Texas A&M converted on eight free kicks to advance to the Big 12 semifinals over No. 8 seed Iowa State after the teams played to a 1-1 tie in double overtime at Blossom Soccer Stadium.

The No. 1 seeded Aggies got on the board fi rst as forward Ashlee Pistorius headed an Amy Berand cross to Elisabeth Jones who put the ball just past the hands of Iowa State's Ann Gleason in the 24th minute.

Iowa State evened the score in the 84th minute when Iowa State's Amanda Nintz scored from point blank off an Elisa Berzins' assist. After two scoreless overtimes, the game moved to free kicks.

Both squads connected on their first seven attempts, before each team changed goalkeepers. A&M's Kelly Dyer came in for Kristin Arnold to block Iowa State's next shot, giving the Aggies the advantage. Ashley Costanzo replaced Ann Gleason but was unable to block Elisabeth Jones' shot, advancing A&M.

Texas A&M will face the winner of the Texas Tech/Missouri match on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Scoring summary:

No. Time Team Goal scorer Assist Description
1. 23:58 TAMU Jones, Elisabeth (5) Pistorius, Ashlee Berend, Amy

2. 83:52 ISU Nimtz, Amanda (1) Berzins, Elisa

Cautions and ejections:

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