Weekend Summary: Men's Cross Country wins big
All six of Southwestern Assemblies of God University's fall sports were in action this weekend. Two of them turned in victorious results, while two others went the distance with near wins.
Here's a brief re-cap of what happened. A detailed review of each will be posted on Sunday.
The Lady Lions crushed St. Gregory's University on Friday night, taking all three games with force.
SAGU won 25-11, 25-15 and 25-15 to improve their record to 14-11 overall and 7-4 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. It was the fourth win in their last five tries for Team Lioness.
SAGU hit a robust .330 while the visiting Cavaliers hit zero, offsetting 24 kills with 24 errors.
The Lady Lions take on the #8 ranked team in the nation on Tuesday when Oklahoma Baptist University (24-4) visits the Sheaffer Center.
MEN's CROSS COUNTRY
SAGU stunned a field of seven men's teams on a cool Saturday morning by winning the University of Dallas Invitational in Richardson.
The team placed four men in the meet's top seven finishers. It was the Lions' most impressive finish in their first season. Each pf the team's five runners placed in the Top 15.
WOMEN's CROSS COUNTRY
The Lady Lions more than held their own at the U-of-Dallas meet on Saturday. SAGU placed fourth against a field of six teams.
The Purple Harriers had three runners cross the tape in the Top 10.
The heart of the Lady Lions was on full display in a 2-0 road loss at Northwood University. SAGU slipped to 2-11 overall.
The season comes down to five games, four of them at home.
SAGU battled Northwood to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation. The Knights regrouped, however, scoring in the 93rd minute for a 1-0 triumph.
Like the Lady Lions, the Lions dropped their eighth straight. A strong finish is in sight with a flurry of home dates to close the season.
SAGU fell at Austin College, 27-17. The Lions' offense was slow out of the gate, trailing 14-0 at the half. They sprang to life late, but didn't score a touchdown until they trailed 20-3 entering the fourth quarter. The defense pitched a shutout until the final minute of the half.
After the 'Roos scored with :52 left in the half, the momentum swung entirely to the home team when SAGU fumbled the kickoff. Nine seconds later Austin College added a second TD.
The Purple Pride, now 2-4 on the season, returns to Lumpkins Stadium next Saturday for Homecoming.
Oklahoma Panhandle State University (3-5) visits for a 2:00pm kickoff.