Excitement reigns in SAGU Sports Saturday
Summary of four entertaining outcomes
V-Ball, Soccer, Football put fans in rollercoasters
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- A warm fall Saturday was chocked full of sports activity for the teams of autumn at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the volleyball and football teams were in action. The results sounded like a new snack from Planters.
While the volleyball squad was completing a third sweep during a weekend tour of three Oklahoma cities, the remaining three played at home. Their results could be best described as "mixed nuts at crunch time."
All were in position to win late in their games, only to let it slip twixt the cup and lip.
The Lady Lions soccer team continued their upsurge in performance, but two late goals cost them a 2-1 defeat at the hands of LSU-Shreveport. The game was scoreless until the 75th minute.
Played in high 90’s heat, the men’s game between the same schools was heart-wrenching. Nearly an hour into an evenly battled draw, the Lions broke through for a 1-0 lead. Later, in a span of nine minutes, the LSU-Shreveport Pilots booted four goals to stun SAGU, 4-1.
Saturday night at Lumpkins Stadium, the Lions and Texas Lutheran University gave fans an incredibly entertaining four quarters of play.
Late in the game the Bulldogs pushed across 10 points on a pair of giveaways. TLU then held off an exhilarating rally that went to the last play of the game.
Knocking on the door near the goal line for a second straight game, the Lions came up short in a 43-35 setback.
Several record-setting plays for SAGU kept the crowd on the edge of their seats until the final horn. A list of the big gainers and a career record broken by a senior defender will be detailed in a follow-up article on Sunday.
Check back for the thrilling accounts of all of the action, including photographs of the soccer and football happenings.
Also, the video highlights of the football game will be posted on the new Facebook fan page by SAGU Sports Live. Visit and click LIKE for regular video features of interviews with players and coaches along with footage from home games.
Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at
or at 469-658-2847.