V-Ball team clinches 8th straight winning regular season

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  A busy sports weekend for teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University included six games in a 24-hour period, three by the Lady Lions volleyball team.

Here is a quick summary of the results. Detailed articles on each will be posted by Sunday night.

Volleyball: Net Results

The SAGU volleyball team won two three weekend matches to clinch another berth in the Red River Athletic Conference tournament. By sweeping two teams on Saturday they also made it eight straight regular seasons with a winning record!

On Friday they lost their first match to Wiley College, 3-2, after winning the first two games. It came down to a fifth set, won by the visiting Wildcats, 15-13.

The performance against Wiley (22-7 overall) could be a harbinger of things to come at the RRAC tournament next weekend in Ft. Worth.

The Lady Lions (17-14 overall) are scheduled in the quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon (1:30pm) in Fort Worth. The tourney brackets will be posted (here) on-line, including a complete preview.

Match #1: Wiley College defeated SAGU, 3-2

Scores: SAGU 27-25, SAGU 25-17, Wiley 25-14, Wiley 25-15, Wiley 15-13

Match #2: SAGU defeated Texas College, 3-0

Scores: SAGU 25-16, SAGU 25-18, SAGU 25-12

Match #3: SAGU defeated Jarvis Christian College, 3-0

Scores: SAGU 25-11, SAGU 25-11, SAGU 25-14

All three matches were broadcast by SAGU Sports Live, and will be available to watch again in a few days. Go to the home page of this website and click on Watch SAGU TV and then locate the match under Sports. They will remain archived there for weeks.

Saturday included a tribute to the team's only senior, captain Caitlyn Hudson (Mansfield, Tx / Legacy HS), prior to the 4pm match with Jarvis.

Women's Basketball: Hoop Scoop

The Lady Lions hoopsters participated in the Southwestern Christian University Classic in the western Oklahoma City suburb of Bethany. They dropped a pair of games.

SAGU was playing shorthanded, as two starters were ruled out with injuries.

Next weekend the Lady Lions will host the SAGU Classic, which will include four teams - each playing a game on both Friday and Saturday. A complete preview will be posted here later this week, as well as a team preview for SAGU fans.

Game #1: University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma 84-64 over SAGU

Game #2: Southwestern Christian University 63-45 over SAGU

Football: Between the Lines

The Lions' bid for their first .500 season was cut short against a perennial power, Langston University. In a classic defensive battle, the host LU Lions won their homecoming game with a 21-7 verdict in Langston, Oklahoma.

It was a game of huge plays, most of them belonging to Langston's defense. They had to repell nine SAGU drives that ended in Langston territory.

There were goal-line stands and exciting plays on offense between two evenly-matched teams. Langston had a 294 to 278 edge in total offense, while SAGU owned a 17-13 margin in first downs. There were five turnovers, three of them against Langston.

Read the exciting accounts when the story is posted later on Sunday.

SAGU's hard-fought effort included a school-record 7th interception by senior cornerback Nick Ekanem (Richmond, Tx / Arkansas State Univ., B. F. Terry HS). It set-up a 32-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jeremy McDonald (San Antonio, Tx / Cornerstone Christian) from junior QB Reid Golson (Grandview, Tx / Howard Payne Univ., Grandview HS).

Read a special feature (here) on-line later this week about Golson and senior wide Nic Morphew (Grandview, Tx / Howard Payne Univ., Grandview HS). The pair have been close friends since junior high, always as quarterback and wide receiver.

The Lions' season concludes with a clash next Saturday (Nov. 10), at home, against Texas College (2-8). The game at Lumpkins Stadium is set for a 2:00pm (CST) kickoff.

SAGU Sports Live will broadcast the game in high definition, beginning with a pre-game show at 1:45pm.

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.