Aggies beat Texas, win State Farm Lone Star Showdown

Sara Beth Purdy

With a 3-0 shutout victory at Mike A. Myers Stadium, the visiting Texas A&M Aggies said goodbye to Texas in a convincing way.

The loss gives the Longhorns a final record of 10-7-1 on the season and 3-4-1 in Big 12 Conference regular season play. However, since Texas A&M was ranked second in the Big 12, Texas remained ranked fifth in conference standings and will play in the Big 12 Conference Championship Tournament that starts this week.

Despite several scoring opportunities, the Longhorns could not mount a rally. They had a total of eight shots on goal. The Aggies took 13 shots.

With the win, the Aggies were awarded 1 point and took the league in this year’s edition of the State Farm Lone Star Showdown by a score of 1-0.5. The half-point awarded to the Longhorns was from a volleyball victory earlier in the month.

“A&M played quite well,” said Texas head coach Chris Petrucelli. “We’re going to have to rebound and get ready to play next week.”

Texas will take on Texas Tech on Wednesday in San Antonio for the first round of the Big 12 Championship Tournament.

Printed on Monday, October 31, 2011 as: Texas falls to A&M, faces Texas Tech next