VBall, Soccer play in Houston today
Lady Lions meet St. Thomas at 1pm
Lions soccer takes on Celts at 6pm
HOUSTON, Texas -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women's volleyball team, winners of seven of their last nine matches, are in Rocketown today for a key league date with the University of St. Thomas.
Following the 1:00pm (CST) best-of-five match, the SAGU Lions men's soccer team tangles with St. Thomas at 6pm.
Fans can access the LiveStats of the soccer game by visiting the Red River Athletic Conference http://www.redriverconference.com
Locate the right column and, under Scoreboard, locate the game and click on LiveStats under the pairings of SAGU at St. Thomas.
Southwestern is 8-10 overall and are tied with Wiley College (15-6, 3-1) for fourth place with 3-1 marks in the RRAC. St. Thomas resides in third at 13-8 and 4-1. The Celts (pronounced Kelts) have an 8-1 home ledger.
The Lady Lions swept the season series in 2011, taking a pair of 3-1 decisions. During the 2009 and 2010, the Lions and Celts split, with UST winning at home both years, 3-2.
Junior Taylor Calverley (Mansfield, Tx / Grace Prep) leads the Purple Pride, having won RRAC Setter of the Week honors in two of the past three weeks.
The Big Three of senior Caitlyn Hudson (Mansfield, Tx / Legacy HS) and juniors Jessica Sodich (Ovilla, Tx / Ovilla Christian) and Kassy Cox (Lufkin, Tx / Lufkin HS) are the Sisters of Swat on the front line.
Head Coach Hank Moore made a special presentation of a signed team ball to Hudson last week for earning her 1,000th kill. His signature and "Big Milestone" notation adorn the ball, shown above.
While the SAGU women's soccer team enjoys the Fall Break weekend off, the men are in Houston to play St. Thomas at 6:00pm. The Hackett Athletic Complex includes a soccer pitch with lights.
Both teams are in the south end of the conference, with the victor rising to compete for a spot in the RRAC's post-season tourney.
The Lions are 6-6 in all games, 2-3 in the Red River, with St. Thomas carrying a 2-7-1 record in all games and an 0-3-1 league mark.
A year ago the red-clad Celts defeated SAGU in Waxahachie, 2-1, by scoring a pair of late goals. UST had a 9-8-1 mark in 2011, as well as a 9-3 third place RRAC record.
Until tying the top-rated Huston-Tillotson on Thursday, St. Thomas dropped four consecutive league games, all by one-goal.
This evening's match is UST's final home game, ending a stretch of eight consecutive home dates. The Celts have scored 15 and surrendered 24. They have yet to be shutout in 10 games.
In six seasons St. Thomas has a 41-38-6 record, and qualified for a berth in the NAIA national playoffs in 2010 when they went 10-7-2.