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Houston Dash finish preseason with 5-0 victory over Texas A&M

The Houston Dash defeated Texas A&M 5-0 at Ellis Field in their final preseason game on Friday night.

Amber Brooks found Rachel Daly in the 14th minute for the first goal of the game. Brooks headed a cross from Andressa away from the keeper to a wide-open Daly who finished towards the near post.

Daly continued to pressure the Texas A&M defense and in the 20th minute her run inside the box led to the second goal of the game. The rookie found Chioma Ubogagu unmarked and the Coppell, Texas, native scored her first goal of the preseason.

In the 27th minute Daly won a corner kick after shooting towards the near post forcing a save from the Texas A&M goalkeeper Taylor Saucier. Stephanie Ochs’ corner kick found Daly inside the six-yard box, and the rookie’s header found the back of the net for her second goal of the game and third of the preseason.

The final goal of the first half came in the 35th minute. A corner kick from Andressa found Poliana inside the box, who then headed towards the goal. Brooks made a run into the six-yard box and connected with a header for her first goal of the preseason.

Ubogagu scored the final goal of the game in the 88th minute. Former Aggie star Bianca Brinson found Ubogagu with a cross nine yards away from goal, and Ubogagu got a shot away as she fell to close the scoring.

The Dash open the 2016 NWSL season on at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Chicago Red Stars. The first 5,000 fans in attendance on April 16 will receive a limited-edition Carli Lloyd bobblehead courtesy of BBVA Compass. Fans that purchase full season ticket memberships for the 2016 season are guaranteed the Lloyd bobblehead. For more information or tickets, visit HoustonDashSoccer.com/tickets.

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