Saturday Sports Ticker
Six of seven SAGU games played at home
Full reports on all four events coming Sunday
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- While campus was empty during Fall Break, the athletic calendar was chocked-full of action, most of it on the home front. Between Thursday and Saturday, teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University played six of their seven games on campus.
A complete game review of all the action will be posted on Sunday.
The skinny on the four games from Saturday:
The Lady Lions fell to the University of Texas at Brownsville, 5-1. The 11am contest saw UTB-TSC (11-2-1, 6-0 in RRAC) break away from a 1-1 tie for a hard-fought win. Sophomore Amber Belisle , in just her second game, scored an unassisted goal for SAGU that tied the score midway through the first half.
Goal-keeper Haley Shingleton bagged a career-high 15 saves for Southwestern (2-11, 0-6 in RRAC).
Southwestern’s defense surrendered three goals in the game’s final 11 minutes in a stunning 3-1 setback at the hands of UT-Brownsville (8-4-2, 6-1-1 in RRAC). SAGU suffered the tough loss after dominating play for nearly the first 80 minutes.
A remarkable goal by Jonathan Ramos had given the Lions a 1-0 lead that appeared would hold-up. A foul away from the play was called against SAGU (5-6-4, 3-3-2) in the 78th minute that resulted in a tying goal to sink what had been a masterful performance by the host Jungle Kings.
Southwestern remains in the hunt for a berth in the six-team post-season RRAC tournament. They will also enter the NCCAA Central Regional tournament, hosted by SAGU, November 17-19.
SAGU came up short in three sets to (UTB) Texas Southmost College in a Saturday matinee. Playing without senior middle blocker Krystal Cisneros was too much for the Lady Lions (14-10, 3-3 in RRAC).
Taylor Calverley had a solid match while setting up teammates for offensive attacks with 23 assists. Caitlyn Hudson hit a team-best .333. Kassy Cox added nine kills. Laura Espinoza’s 12 defensive digs kept the Cats in contention.
Southwestern finished on the wrong side of a 41-13 score at Langston University. The host LU Lions (5-2) took a 20-13 lead into the fourth quarter before extending their lead. Four turnovers short-circuited the SAGU offense, which held a 72-50 advantage in offensive plays.
SAGU (3-4) held a 6-0 lead on a pair of James Gish field goals. Langston took a 7-6 lead at intermission with a short TD pass in the final seven seconds of the half. Trailing 20-6 in the third, Reid Golson connected with Max Whitfield for a 20-yard TD pass to keep Southwestern in the game at 20-13.
The Lions will tangle with Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-5) next Saturday, October 29, at 2:00pm. The homecoming event is the only home game of the seven involving SAGU teams next week. The game will be livestreamed in HD.
A complete review of Saturday's games will be added on Sunday.