The Daily Aggie :: 08/23/10

The Aggie women's soccer team got a second chance to officially kicked off the 2010 season and they did so earning a tie against Montana. The Aggies went down 1-0 in the 11th minute when Montana's Kaitlyn Heinsohn scored an unassisted goal. The Aggies would go into halftime trailing 1-0 but came out in the second half and put together an aggressive half. For all the talk that we've done about the new players for the Aggies, in the end it was a pair of familiar faces who came through for the team. In the 68th minute, Crystal Burns delivered a ball to Yollie McMillion who was able to put it in the back of the net. It was a role familiar to both players as Burns tied for the team lead in assists last season and McMillion developed the reputation for being clutch with all three of her goals last season being game winners.

McMillion nearly delivered a golden goal at the end of the first overtime but her header hit the crossbar. Montana raced down the field and nearly had a golden goal of their own but a great save by redshirt freshman Mikaela Bitner, the second one of the overtime period, sent the game to double overtime.

To illustrate just how aggressive the Aggies were in the second half and overtime periods, Montana had outshot the Aggies 7-3 in the first half. In the second half and both overtime periods, the Aggies outshot the Grizzlies 15-6.

Up next for the Aggies is another first, their first home tournament as they host Jacksonville State and Prairie View A&M on Friday and Sunday.

Be sure to check out the photos from yesterday's game as well.

The Aggie volleyball team also gets their season underway this weekend as they open up on the road in Tallahassee, FL on Friday at 10:00 a.m. MT against defending Sun Belt champion Florida International. Later in the day the Aggies will take on No. 15 Florida State at 5:00 p.m. MT.

On to today's links...

Aggie Soccer
The Montana athletic website recaps the Aggies' tie with the Grizzlies.

The Missoulian recaps the tie.

Our friend Rich Chavez has photos from the no-contest match on Friday night against UTEP.

Aggie Volleyball
The FIU athletic website previews their volleyball team.

Justin Dalme of The Arbiter Online writes that Boise State believes they can beat the Aggies this season and finish in second or third in the WAC.

Our friend Rich Chavez shares photos from Saturday night's almuni volleyball match.

Aggie Football
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the Aggies are looking to fill the void at free safety left by Stephon Hatchett who will sit out due to academic issues.

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They seem to pick up right where they left off last season...coming from behind to win.
This is great in that it shows they have heart and a passion to play and play hard when behind.
Not so great in that it takes a lot out of them and leaves them open for a quick goal at the end or in ot.