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Lady Lions meet Lady Comets

RICHARDSON, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University volleyball team returns to the court tonight when they take on the University of Texas at Dallas.

The best of five match, which begins at 7:00pm (CST), will take place in Richardson (44 miles north of Waxahachie) at the UTD Activity Center.

Fans can view the video livestream as well as follow on LiveStats at:

SAGU will carry a 10-9 record into the non-conference match.

This is the busiest stretch of play for Team Lioness of the season. For the third time in a month they play four matches in a week. They have 15 dates in a span of 28 days, eight of them at home.

Junior Jessica Sodich (Arlington, Tx / Ovilla Christian) leads the Lady Lions in kills per game at 4.03. Senior Kassy Cox (Lufkin, Tx / Lufkin HS) has the highest attacking percentage at .249 and also leads the team in total blocks with 62 (11 solo, 51 assisted).

Senior Taylor Calverley (Mansfield, Tx / Grace Prep) maintains double-figures in assists per game at 10.09. Emmalee Smith (Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS), a sophomore libero, is tops in digs. She averages 4.12 per game.

When it comes to serving aces, several players are in double-digits; Smith leads with 21. Beka Dollar (Brock, Tx / Brock HS) and Sodich are tied with 15 apiece, Brittany Briggs (Maypearl, Tx / Maypearl HS) and Alissa Kirk (Pataskala, Oh / Gahanna Christian) both have 13, while Calverley has a dozen.  

UT-Dallas, members of the American Southwest Conference (NCAA Division III), is 15-6 overall. The Comets are unbeaten (6-0) at home and have won 13 of their last 14 matches.

After tonight's clash, SAGU plays three more times this week, all inside the friendly confines of the Sheaffer Center:

Thursday vs Texas Wesleyan University (12-12 / 4-2 in SAC) at 7:00pm. SAGU Sports Live will be broadcasting.

Friday vs Southwestern Christian University (4-18 / 1-7 in SAC) at 7:00pm. LiveStats will be available.

Saturday vs Southern Nazarene University (12-5) at 11:00am. LiveStats will be available.

A review of tonight's match will be posted on the SAGU Athletic website.

Contact: Mark "Link" Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.


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