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A&M Wins 2 of 2 Against Texas State, Push Win Streak to 5

By Aggie Hockey Team News, 10/09/17, 8:45AM CDT

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Over the weekend, The Aggies and Texas State Bobcats shared a home-and-home series. On Friday, The Aggies hosted Greek Night at Spirit Ice Arena in College Station. It didn’t take long at all for A&M to get on the board as Gary Russell walked in and released a wicked wrist shot from the top of the circle to put the Ags up 1-0 only 13 seconds into the game. Texas State would then tie the score on a bad bounce in front of Westerberg before the first period could come to a close. The Aggies and Bobcats would then trade another goal apiece with the Aggie goal coming from Mark Oswald. In the last 5 minutes of the second period, the Aggies came alive and got 3 more goals from Garrett Finn, Brandon Steele, and Mark Oswald again and it was all she wrote as the Aggies would then add 2 more in the third from Colin Butler on a rebound set up by Mark Oswald and Huston Svondrk, and a Gary Russell redirection of an Andrew Monhollen shot. Christian Westerberg then picked up his third straight win on the night.

The Aggies then made the short trek to Austin, TX for the club’s first ever game in The Pond Hockey Club, and what a way to make a debut, as the Aggies would rout the Bobcats 13-3. Goals in the first period would come from Huston Svondrk, Mark Oswald, and Jarrett Taylor as the Aggies collectively racked up 23 shots just in the first period. In the second, the physicality of the game would increase drastically, but the Aggies would put 5 more past the Bobcat goaltender from Huston Svondrk again, Travis Martini (his first in an A&M sweater), Nick Early, Colin Butler, and Brandon Steele. The Aggies would then come back after the intermission for the third period and keep the pedal to the metal with another 5 goal period, with the tallies coming from Mark Oswald, Calyn Clardy, Huston Svondrk, Garrett Finn, and Taylor Pennell as the Aggies wrapped a bow on their fifth straight win. Brydon Gillilan returned to mind the net for his first time in 3 games after a knee injury against UTEP held him out to pick up the win. The Aggies return to Spirit Ice next weekend to host the Texas Tech Red Raiders for a two game set on Friday and Saturday, then travel to Dallas on Sunday to face-off against the University of North Texas Mean Green.