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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – October 20, 2015 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Mid-America Christian University (MACU).  The Lady Evangels topped the Lady Lions 2-1.&

“We played well and created some beautiful scoring opportunities,” said head soccer coach Mandy Fortner , “It’s always unfortunate when you lose to an overtime goal.”

SAGU was the first to score at nearly 28 minutes into the game. Laura Barba scored after a beautiful through ball by Nadine Jaimes .  Barba beat the MACU center back, forcing the goalie to come out.  Barba then shot the ball around her.  The Lady Lions took the lead 1-0.&

Three minutes into the second half MACU tied the game after a shot that was blocked by SAGU goalie Kathleen Espinoza bounced back to a SAGU defender who had a bad clear.  The ball went directly to a MACU’s Cici Mitchell, who shot again and finished it.

The next 40 minutes of play remained scoreless between the two teams, sending the game into overtime.

Less than four minutes into overtime MACU scored the final goal of the game.  MACU improved to 3-2-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.  SAGU is currently 1-4 in the SAC and 7-8 overall.

SAGU’s Espinoza had 13 saves for the game.  SAGU had seven shots on goal.

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Lady Lions will host St. Gregory’s University .  SGU is currently 6-8 overall and 1-5 in the SAC.  Game time is 2:00pm.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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