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Aggies Beat Longhorns in Austin Before Going on Winter Break

By Aggie Hockey Team News, 12/13/17, 9:45AM CST


On Saturday, the Aggies headed to meet their rival school from Austin, the University of Texas Longhorns. This was the second meeting between the two teams, with the Aggies besting the Horns in game one, 7-4, in College Station on November 3rd. From the drop of the puck, A&M dominated with possession and physicality. It paid off quickly as scoring leader Huston Svondrk found a loose puck in front and banged it home for a 1-0 lead 4:47 into the game. For the rest of the first period, the action was back-and-forth but no goals were scored and the Aggies headed into the break up one. In the second, the Longhorns came out pushing and finally beat Christian Westerberg by means of a blue line shot. The Aggies then proceeded to get into penalty trouble, but the unexpected happened as a delayed slashing penalty to Calyn Clardy was upcoming and the Longhorns pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. But, an errant pass in the Aggies defensive zone by Texas saw the puck travel 200 feet into the unoccupied Longhorn goal for an own goal that would be credited to Ross Roberts. The second period came to a close at 2-1 in favor of the maroon and white. In the third period, both goalies stood tall and frustrated forwards on both sides for the full twenty minutes and the Aggies claimed their second victory over Texas, 2-1. Christian Westerberg picked up his 8th win of his rookie season.

The Aggies will now have a short break until the new year, when they travel to Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California to play the University of Washington, Cal State – Long Beach, Loyola Marymount, and Cal State – Northridge over January 6th-13th.