SAGU's Weekend Sports Menu
V-Ball DH highlights 4 home games
Soccer teams to honor six on Senior Day
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- This weekend will see all four fall athletic teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in action, with three of them playing at home.
Last weekend SAGU teams played six of seven games on the road with only the volleyball and men’s soccer teams producing wins.
Saturday, October 29, has five games on the menu. Only the football Lions are on the road. The volleyball team has a doubleheader in the Sheaffer Center at 11:00am and 5:00pm.
The Lady Lions soccer team will take the field at 1:00pm while the men’s soccer squad follows them at 3:00pm.
Here is an overview:
Volleyball 11:00am: Team on Edge of Highwater Mark
Southwestern’s twinbill will be broadcast in High Definition on SAGU Sports Live. Go to www.sagu.tv.
Clay Scarborough and Tim Roberts will call the 11:00am match against Mid-America Christian University. Shaun Roberts, no relation to Tim, is the new Public Address Announcer. Like Tim, he is also a SAGU student.
The Lady Lions (15-11 overall) have a 13-2 mastery over the Lady Evangels dating back through the 2005 season. SAGU swept MACU earlier this season. Last year, however, the Lady Lions dropped both meetings, 3-1 and 3-2, which snapped a 12-match winning streak against them.
Should SAGU defeat Mid-America, it will be their 16th win; guaranteeing head coach Hank Moore a seventh consecutive winning record in the regular season. That is easily the best in the RRAC.
Women’s Soccer 1:00pm: Lady Lions seek to snap streak
Southwestern (2-13, 0-8 in RRAC) concludes their 16-game schedule with a 1:00pm contest against Huston-Tillotson University at Pride Park. Team Lioness can break their 11-game losing skid with a win over the Lady Rams (4-11-0, 2-6 in RRAC).
The home team has yet to lose in this series, which HTU leads 2-1-1.
Southwestern will pay tribute to three players on Senior Night; Daniela Garcia (Tucson, Az / Rio Rico HS), Victoria Munoz (Granbury, Tx / Granbury HS) and Kendall Murders (Bolivar, Mo / Bolivar HS).
SAGU has shown visual and statistical improvement this autumn. Last year they went 1-15-1, scoring seven times while surrendering 58. Under new head coach Mandy Fortner they have put 12 in the net and yielded 48.
Men’s Soccer 3:00pm: Lions face RRAC’s top team
A big test for the Lions waits as they wrap-up the 2011 regular season against the leader in the Red River Athletic Conference in Huston-Tillotson University (14-2-1, 9-1 in RRAC).
Southwestern (7-6-4, 4-4-2 in RRAC) has played very well against the league’s best down the stretch. Behind the cool hand of veteran, first year head coach Gerald Nichols, the Lions moved from next-to-last place in 2010 to seventh this fall. The top six qualify for the RRAC tournament.
SAGU will bid farewell to a trio of seniors in captain Sam Cabrera (Tampa, Fla / Hillsborough Community College, Tampa Baptist HS), David A. Flores (San Miguel, El Salvador / R.L. Turner HS, Richardson, Tx) and 31-year old Alex Vazquez (Mexico City, Mex / Midwestern State Univ).
Huston-Tillotson (pronounced like Houston) has a 5-1-1 mark against the Lions since 2005, 2-0-1 in Waxahachie. SAGU tied the Rams 1-1 in 2008 and won in Austin, 4-3, in 2005.
Football 4:00pm: SAGU and NW Okla State, two 3-5 teams
The Lions hope to halt a string of four losses when they play Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Ok. SAGU got off to a promising 3-1 start, while the Rangers were the pre-season pick to win their 8th CSFL title in twelve years.
Each enters the game with a 3-5 ledger with a chance to finish the season at 5-5. The Rangers, who are an effective passing team, have a 3-0 career mark against the Lions.
Fans can hear the audio version of the game by logging on to www.nwosu.edu/broadcast for KALV 1430 radio’s airing of the game. Matt Adair will be doing the play-by-play, while Randy Mitchell serves as color analyst. Jesse Kline provides sideline insights. There is no video livestreaming of the game.
Eric Scott, the NWOSU interim Sports Information Director, says that fans can also view a progressive, text-oriented program called LiveStats webcast on your computer or Smart Phone. It is accessible at the website listed above next to audio.
Volleyball 5:00pm: Southwestern has tough test in SNU
The nightcap in the Lady Lions volleyball double-dip pits SAGU against Southern Nazarene University at 5:00pm. The best-of-five match is available for free for fans at www.SAGU.tv.
Southwestern (15-11) and the 34th ranked Crimson Storm (26-5) are no strangers, meeting for the 13th time since 2005. SNU has won the last three, and own a 9-3 upper hand in the series. The Lady Lions won the first of two matches against the Storm in 2009, 3-1. In Waxahachie, Southern Naz has a 4-1 mark.
The clash is also a match-up of two of the region’s winningest coaches in Kevin Ingram and SAGU’s Hansford Moore. Ingram has a 218-172 ledger in his 10 years, including four straight winning seasons. Moore brought a 208-158 record into this season.