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Siloam Springs, AR

October 29, 2018 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball team won a hard-fought conference road game in Arkansas. This five-set match keeps them in 1st place of the Sooner Athletic Conference with a 0.5 game lead over Oklahoma City University going into the last week of conference play. The Lady Lions have an overall record of 25-2 and are 16-1 in the SAC.

John Brown University won set one 18-25 and set three 23-25, SAGU took sets two, four, and five (29-27, 25-22, and 17-15). Senior hitters, Kali Shaw, and Suzanny Figueiredo both had double-doubles to propel the Lions over the Eagles on Friday; Shaw had 15 kills to go along with 12 digs, and Figueiredo had 19 kills with 11 digs. Setter, Sophia Ivy had her 11th game of the season with 40+ assists with 44 and 9 digs on the night. Celi Bruce and Nikki Almaguer had over 20 digs each with Bruce having 21, and Almaguer had a career high of 23 digs.

This was a key win before heading into the last week of the season with three games against Texas Wesleyan University, Mid-American University, and University of Science and Arts . TWU will be in Fort Worth at 7 pm 10/29, MACU and USAO are home games over the weekend on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm 11/2 then 1 pm 11/3.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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