Lions, Lady Lions action brings mixed bag

Volleyball, Soccer, Football teams play seven games

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  With seven games played in two days by fall sports teams at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, let's say it was a busy weekend! The results were a mixed bag with five defeats.

A complete review, with statistics and available photographs, will posted overnight and through Sunday.

An Overview:

Volleyball

The Lady Lions participated in the John Brown University Invitational in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where they played in four best-of-five matches. They won one and fell short in the other three.

Evangel University (Mo) and John Brown both topped SAGU on Friday, three games to one. On Saturday Team Lioness whipped Friends University, 3-2, before getting swept by Peru State University, 3-0.

SAGU is now 2-9 on the season, all on the road. They will host Jarvis Christian College on Tuesday night at 7:00pm.

Women's Soccer

The Lady Lions dropped a very well played 1-0 game to the University of Houston at Victoria on Saturday afternoon. SAGU controlled play throughout, registering a 16-7 dominance in shots.

It wasn't until the closing moments of the game that a penalty kick by the Jaguars upended Southwestern's upset bid.

SAGU plays at Dallas Christian College on Monday at 3:00pm.

Men's Soccer

SAGU snapped a two-game losing streak with a hard-fought, physical 4-1 victory over UH-Victoria. It was tied at the half before a determined Lions team took apart the same team that whipped them 3-0 a year ago.

The Purple Pride takes on Dallas Christian College on Monday at 5:00pm.

Football

The Lions rallied for a 17-16 lead in the fourth quarter before a critical fumble gave Austin College possession deep in SAGU territory. The Roos capitalized, scoring the winning touchdown on a pass three plays later.

The Lions still had a chance. They drove to the Austin College seven yard line with nine seconds remaining. Two incomplete passes exhausted the game clock, giving the visiting Kangaroos a 25-17 triumph that snapped their 14-game losing streak.

Southwestern's defense made several huge plays in the second half to set up the offense. Four turnovers short-circuited the Lions bid to beat the Roos for a second straight season. 

A comprehensive re-cap will be posted Sunday, including great photo action.

Southwestern, 1-2, will host Texas Lutheran University next Saturday night, September 22.

Contact: Mark "Link" Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 469-658-2847.