Weekend Sports UpdateVolleyball

Tyler, Texas – October 22, 2011 – The SAGU Lady Lions volleyball team had a landslide win against the Texas College Steers. They won 3-0, with a match set of 25-14, 25-21, 25-19. The Lady Lion’s overall record improved to 15-11 and are now 4-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

SAGU had their best hitting performance since sweeping Huston-Tillotson, by hitting .308 against the Texas College. Averaging .180, which is fifth in the 10-team RRAC, the figure represents their second plus + .300 match of the season.

Caitlyn Hudson (Mansfield, TX) led the Lady Lions in digs (12). Laura Espinoza (Duncanville, TX), who has made more digs than anyone in the league, had ll digs. Sophomore setter Taylor Calverley (Mansfield, TX) had 38 assists and nine digs. Espinoza added five assists.

The team has four remaining matches in the regular season, all at home. This Saturday, October 29, they play a double-header versus two teams from the Sooner Athletic Conference. The first game will be at 11 a.m. against Mid-America Christian University (5-19, 1-9 in SAC). At 5 p.m., they will take on Southern Nazarene University (24-5, 8-2 in SAC). Both matches will be aired in HD by SAGU Sports Live at www.sagu.tv.

The following weekend SAGU will play against two squads from the RRAC: St. Thomas (15-12, 4-3 in RRAC) on Friday, November 4, at 6 p.m. and University of the Southwest (4-19, 3-4) at 1 p.m. on November 5. Coach Moore will honor senior players that weekend.

Men’s Soccer

Hobbs, New Mexico – October 22, 2011 – SAGU men’s soccer team celebrates their victory against the Univeristy of the Southwest (USW) after junior forward Danny Martinez (Houston, TX) made a shot past the goalie in overtime. SAGU had a 13-11 edge in shots, while USW owned a 5-3 margin in cornerkicks. Freshman goalie Cesar Espana picked up the win while recording six saves.

The Lions will close-out the regular season on Saturday, October 29, when they play Huston-Tillotson University (13-3, 9-1 in RRAC) at 3 p.m. at Lions Pride Park. Three SAGU seniors will be honored that evening.

SAGU will play host to the NCCAA Central Regional Men’s Soccer Tournament, November 17-19. Four to eight teams could play in the single-elimination field, with the winner advancing to nationals in Orlando, FL, the first weekend of December 2011.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.