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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball Lady of the Lake University Huston-Tillotson University

Despite the loss to Huston-Tillotson, SAGU’s Celi Bruce set a new school records for digs in a game.  Bruce broke the school record with an impressive 44 digs in a match.  Bruce made a 10 year old record fall that was held by Kelly Ray .  Ray had 40 digs in a match in 2007.

Our Lake of the Lake (W 3-1)

Against OLLU, junior Mollie McBride led the team with an outstanding 14 kills on 31 attempts and only one error.  She hit a .419 clip.

This was McBride’s first full game back.  “It feels so good to be back on the court with my girls doing what I love after being out for so long,” states McBride.

SAGU started off strong finishing the first game 25-16, only to come up short in the second game 20-25.  The last two games were neck and neck 25-19, 26-24.  The last game was very intense.

In addition to McBride’s 14 kills, Sophia Ivy had 31 assist.  As a team, SAGU had a total of nine blocks on the match compared to OLLU’s three. Maddie Hartline had two assist blocks and one solo block. Paulyae Dawkins had three assist blocks and one solo block. Although, SAGU did not play one of their better matches, beating OLLU was big for the program.  It has been several years since the Lady Lions last had a win against them.

Huston Tillotson (L 2-3)

Due to Hurricane Harvey, SAGU was presented with an opportunity to compete against Huston-Tillostson. The Lady Lions lost a heartbreaker in five sets. (26-24, 20-25, 23-25, 23-25, and 10-15). Huston- Tillotson will move on 5-0.

Kali Shaw had her best match of the season with 19 kills. Sophia had 49 assists. Jessica Sodich added 11 kills and 25 digs, but the stat of the game belonged to Celi Bruce with 44 digs.

The Lady Lions finished 8-2 and will proceed to Texas Wesleyan University at 7pm for their first conference game of the season.

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.

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