AUSTIN, Texas – Using a fourth-quarter offensive explosion, Texas A&M pulled away from Oklahoma to win the Division I Lone Star Alliance championship on Sunday afternoon, 17-11.
With the win, the Aggies (11-3) earn an automatic qualifying berth in the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Amour, which takes place in Salt Lake City from May 7-12.
This will be Texas A&M’s eighth visit to nationals and the first since 2008. The Sooners end their season with a 13-4 mark.
Oklahoma was able to keep up with A&M in a high-scoring first quarter, trailing by a lone goal, 6-5. The Aggies pulled away in the second to post a 10-6 lead at the halftime break.
A big third quarter brought the Sooners to within one again, 12-11, but Texas A&M finished the game on a 5-0 run to seal the victory.
Quarterfinals – Home Sites – Sat.-Sun., April 14-15
No. 1N Oklahoma d. No. 4S Texas State, 14-6
No. 2S Texas d. No. 3N Texas Christian, 8-4
No. 2N Southern Methodist d. No. 3S LSU, 8-6
No. 1S Texas A&M d. No. 4N Texas Tech, 23-7
Semifinals – Austin, Texas (Univ. of Texas) – Saturday, April 21
No. 4N Texas A&M d. No. 2N Southern Methodist, 10-9 (ot)
No. 1N Oklahoma d. No. 2S Texas, 10-9 (ot)
Finals – Austin, Texas (Univ. of Texas) – Sunday, April 22
No. 4N Texas A&M d. No. 1N Oklahoma, 17-11