Busiest week in SAGU Athletics had 11 games

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  This week was the busiest yet at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in athletics. There were eleven games, matches or meets that SAGU teams participated in since Monday.

The women's and men's soccer teams each had two games, including a doubleheader on Saturday. Both Cross Country teams ran in a meet held in Oklahoma. The volleyball team had four matches in six days for the third time in the past month. The football team played on Saturday.

Six of the eleven games were at home over Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, SAGU managed to win just twice this week, both by the VB team.

Since students were enjoying Fall Break, attendance was clearly down.

A complete review of all Saturday activities will be posted by Sunday night.

Here is a brief summary:

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Lady Lions performed well until a goal in the 70th minute gave Wayland Baptist University a 1-0 victory. The Lady Pioneers are 7-5 overall and 5-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

SAGU is 2-9 and 0-3, and have been shutout six times while being outscored 23-5. The Lady Lions play at Oklahoma Baptist University (6-5, 4-1 SAC) on October 15 at 5:00pm.

MEN'S SOCCER

SAGU lost for the sixth straight time, 3-0 to Wayland Baptist University (9-2-1, 4-1 SAC). The Lions are 3-8 overall and 0-3 in the Sooner.

Tuesday, October 15, the Lions will be in Shawnee, Ok where they will meet Oklahoma Baptist University (1-10, 0-5 SAC).

VOLLEYBALL

The Purple Pride came up short in a very competitive match against Southern Nazarene University, an NCAA Division II team. The Lady Lions lost 20-25, 20-25 and 25-27.

SAGU is 12-11 overall after a 2-2 week. SNU improved to 14-6 with the non-conference win. 

The Lady Lions have a chance to pick up another conference win on Monday when they travel to play Mid-America Christian University (3-17 / 0-8 SAC) at 7:30pm.

FOOTBALL

SAGU took a 41-17 defeat on the chin on Saturday afternoon at home to Langston University. The preseason pick to win the Central States Football League, built an early 21-0 lead and rolled to their first win of the season. Team Purp rallied to within 27-17 early in the fourth quarter.

SAGU is now 2-3 in all games and 1-1 in the CSFL. They will be on the road on Saturday, Oct. 19, when they play Austin College (1-5) in Sherman, Tx (94 miles north of Waxahachie on hwy 75). Kickoff is set for 1:00pm.

CROSS COUNTRY

WOMEN: Finished eighth in the nine team meet hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University. They were ahead of University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (USAO).

MEN: The Lions were ninth, one spot above Texas Wesleyan University.

Both teams are entered in a local meet on Saturday, Oct. 19. The University of Dallas Invitational will be held in Irving.

 

 

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