Lions seeks soccer win in SAC debut
Squad looks for fresh start in league play
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WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The first-ever league match as new members in the Sooner Athletic Conference for the men’s and women’s soccer teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University takes place Friday afternoon.
SAGU travels to Oklahoma City to play Mid-America Christian University on their campus pitch.
The Lady Lions, 1-6 overall, will meet the Lady Evangels, who are 5-3, at 2:00pm (CST).
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At approximately 4:00pm the Lions, 3-5, tangle with the MACU (MACK-you) Evangels, who are 4-3-1.
While it is SAGU’s debut in the SAC, both MACU teams are 0-2 in league play.
The Evangels lead the series 4-2. SAGU is 1-2 at home and in OKC. Scoring in the series belongs to the red-clad Evangels, 14-7.
MACU won the most recent meeting in 2012, 1-0, with a quick goal forty-five seconds into the second overtime.
MEN’S SOCCER PREVIEW
SAGU’s top goal scorer, sophomore Robert Ambrosie (Lasi, Romania / Richard Wurmbrand HS), will miss the game. Lee Kounas (Oak Cliff, Tx / Townview HS), quiet of late, has tallied three times during the non-conference season.
Sophomore Joel Ramirez (Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS) has a team-leading 25 shots this year. Kounas (KOO-nahs), also a sophomore, has fired 18.
Ramirez has a pair of goals, as does freshman Walther Cavazos (Monterrey, N.L., Mexico / Mesquite HS) and junior Jonathan Ramos (Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Garringer HS), who leads the club with three assists.
The Lions have netted 16 goals and yielded 20.
Balanced scoring describes the Evangels. Seven players have found the back of the webbing for two or three goals.
Raphael Bonelle and Marcel Lima lead with three goals. Six-foot-three Tyler McIntosh guards the net, allowing 1.82 goal per outing.
Mid-America has an 18-15 edge in goals against their opponents.
A full report will be posted here on Friday night.
CURRENT S.A.C. STANDINGS
16 Texas Wesleyan 2-0 / 8-1-1
14 Wayland Baptist 2-0 / 7-1-1
Southwestern Christian 1-0 / 6-2
Oklahoma City 1-0 / 4-3
Northwood 1-1 / 4-4
RV Science and Arts of Ok 1-1 / 4-4
SAGU 0-0 / 3-5
Saint Gregory's 0-1 / 4-3
John Brown 0-1 / 4-5
Mid-America Christian 0-2 / 4-3-1
Oklahoma Baptist 0-2 / 1-7
Key: Number to left of team indicates national rank. RV - Receiving Votes in national poll, but outside of the Top 25. First number to the right of teams is their record in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Second number is their overall won-lost record.
For more information on the SAC, visit: http://www.soonerathletic.org