Texas captured its second consecutive Big 12 Soccer Championship crown as it defeated the No. 1 seed Texas A&M, 2-1, Sunday at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio.
Emily Anderson got Texas on board in a hurry as she capitalized off a corner kick opportunity. Courtney Gaines sent the kick to far left corner where Kasey Moore headed it to Anderson who put the ball in the net just one minute and 12 seconds into the game.
The Longhorns extended their lead off a Dianna Pfenninger penalty kick. Pfenninger sent the ball into the center of the A&M penalty box, where Moore connected to head the ball into the lower right corner of the net, giving the Longhorns a 2-0 advantage.
The Aggies responded six minutes later as Ashlee Pistorius found a wide open Melissa Garey in the left corner of the box. Garey, who sat out the semifinal match due to a red card on Wednesday, arced the ball just over the hands of Pfenninger for the Aggies lone goal.
Texas A&M outshot the Longhorns 20-4 in the second half but it was not enough for the Aggies as the Longhorns took the victory, 2-1.
The Big 12 Championship fi nal will be telecast tape-delayed by FSN. Check local listings for telecast times in your area.
No. Time Team Goal scorer Assist Description
1. 1:12 UT Anderson, Emily (3) Moore, Kasey Gaines, Courtney
2. 56:31 UT Moore, Kasey (9) Pfenninger, Dianna free kick from #8, headed by #14
3. 62:44 TAMU Garey, Melissa (7) Pistorius, Ashlee
Cautions and ejections:
YC-TAMU #15 (88:54)
Officials: Referee: Kai Goodrich; Asst. Referee: Tim Bower; Tim Debysingh;
Alt. Official: Masuad Rasti; Scorer: Stan Babbitt;
Offsides: Texas 1, Texas A&M 2.
All Tournament Team
GK: Dianna Pfenninger, Texas
D: Kasey Moore, Texas
D: Amy Berand, Texas A&M
D: Brittany Harrison, Texas Tech
M: Yolanda Odenyo, Oklahoma State
M: Kristin Andrighetto, Missouri
M: Michelle Collins, Missouri
F: Elisabeth Jones, Texas A&M
F: Ashlee Pistorius, Texas A&M
F: Kelsey Carpenter, Texas
Offensive MVP: Dianna Pfenninger, Texas
Defensive MVP: Kasey Moore, Texas