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Bartlesville, Ok – August 27, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball team wrapped up day two of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Invitational .  The Lady Lions lost to Sterling College (24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 17-25) and Wiley College (24-26, 25-21, 23-25, 26-28).  Out of the eight sets played today, SAGU was able to force three of them into extra points.

“Today was a good building day for our kids,” says SAGU head coach Hank Moore , “We lost two matches to some strong teams.  I hate losing, but I felt that we really played well and this is the type of volleyball that we can learn and grow from.”

Against Sterling, SAGU forced the first game into extra points before SC won 26-24.  Sophomore Kali Shaw led with 14 kills and junior Summer Skillern added 13. Sophia Ivy had 24 assist for SAGU.

The second game of the day against Wiley College was a barn burner.  Shaw had a double/double with 15 kills and 18 digs. Paulyae Dawkins had 13 kills and six total blocks, despite Wiley’s middle hitters being 6’4 and 6’3. Skillern added 12 kills. Celi Bruce led in digs with 20. Madeleine Hartline had four aces and Boyana Vukadinoic had three aces.

Despite going 1-3 in the tournament, Coach Moore isn’t deterred, “5-4 is not where we want to be, but I was very pleased with how our kids competed.”

The Lady Lions have a full week of rest, before playing Langston University for the third time this season on Saturday, September 3, 2016.  The Lady Lions are currently 2-0 against the Lions.

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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