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October 17, 2018 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball team has extended their win streak to 22 matches after beating Wayland Baptist University and Oklahoma Panhandle State University . The Lady Lions have a 1.5 game lead over Oklahoma City University and a two-game lead over Texas Wesleyan in the Sooner Athletic Conference with seven games left in the season.

WBU won two sets against SAGU which hasn’t been done since 9/15 and took them to five sets; 25-19, 18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-4. The Lions had three players in double digits kills on the match; Kali Shaw with 27, Alexis Mealer with 12 and Suzanny FIgueiredo with 15. Setter, Sophia Ivy had a season-high of 62 assists to give her her 847th total assist of the year. They also had five players with double-digit digs; Figueiredo had 22; Nikki Almaguer with 16, Celi Bruce 14, and Ivy/Shaw with 13 each. This is the second win against Wayland this year and have swept them in the regular season.

Saturday, the Lady Lions swept OPSU for the second time this season. The Aggies scored 42 points on the game compared to SAGU’s 75; 25-15, 25-11, and 25-16. Shaw landed in double-digits kills again on the weekend with 11. Ivy stayed consistent with 29 assists and eight digs with three kills on the match. Bruce and Brittany Stallaby landed in double-digits for digs; Bruce leading the way with 20 and Stallaby with 10. The Lions had a 0.160 hitting percentage compared to the Aggies -0.025, 37 kills to 19, 36 assists to 19 and 70 digs to their 55 winning almost every statistical category to keep them a top of the conference standings.

SAGU will travel back to Oklahoma this weekend as they visit Southwestern Christian University and 2nd place opponent, Oklahoma City University. The games will be 10/19 and 10/20 at 7 pm Friday and 1 pm Saturday. They currently have a 23-1 overall record and 14-0 SAC record to help jump up two spots in the NAIA national coaches poll at 23rd overall.

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