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September 19, 2018 | Blake Cochran

This past weekend was a successful one for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football and volleyball teams. Both went undefeated over the weekend and stay undefeated in Sooner Athletic Conference play.

Tori Williams from Ennis, Texas , was awarded Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week as well as NCCAA’s Defensive Player of the Week with his steady play throughout the game. He was a force at the linebacker spot and continuing to get better each week with only being a sophomore. Williams scored 14 points for the Lions; he recovered a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to get SAGU within 3 points during the 1st half. Moments later, he sacked Wayland Baptist’s quarterback for 2 points and a new score of 16-17. The last one came with a game-securing 38-yard pick six to give the Lions a key conference road victory. He was an absolute leader on the defensive side with 12 tackles, 8 be himself, 1 ½ tackle for a loss to go along with the previous touchdowns. Tori leads SAGU in tackles at 21 and 14 solo tackles. This gives SAGU football their second road victory in a row and looks to extend their winning streak this weekend at Langston University .

Sophia Ivy has been honored for the first time as NCCAA Division 1 Volleyball Player of the Week, to go along with her 3 SAC weekly honors. This is the second time a SAGU volleyball player has received this national award when Kali Shaw was announced for the same award in week 2. Over the weekend, Ivy had an impressive 11.25 assists per set, 2.00 digs per set and 3 aces. She is ranked number 6 in the nation for assist per game with 11.060 per set and 25th with 520 total assists. Sophia had a season-high of 50 assists against OCU Friday night then 49 against SCU. Volleyball had 3 key victories over Oklahoma City University (9-1), Southwestern Christian University (5-3), and Oklahoma Wesleyan University (10-5). Their next game is Tuesday 9/18 will be a good one as the 1st and 2nd place teams battle it out, SAGU and Texas Wesleyan meet for the lone 1st place spot.

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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