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October 5, 2019

SAGU Junior Soccer Player Mazvita Chidarara

Waxahachie, TX .- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s soccer went on the road for a conference matchup with Southwestern Christian University (SCU). The match turned into a marathon with SCU claiming a 3-2 victory in 102 nd minute of the second overtime. The loss drops SAGU to 1-8-1 overall and 1-1-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play.

Lion Scoring Summary







M. Banegas



M. Chidarara



O. Atak



B. Romero

O. Atak



V. Arias

A Gomes.

Lion Review

  • Mario Banegas (JR/Progresso, Honduras) opened the scoring for SAGU with his 2 nd goal of the 2019 season.
  • Mazvita Chidarara (JR/Harare, Zimbabwe) scored his team leading 6 th goal of the 2019 season to make the score 2-0 in favor of SAGU.
  • At the half the score was tied 2-2 with SCU having four shots on goals and SAGU two shots on goal, both of which went in the net.
  • Both teams were dominant defensively in the second half as SCU managed 5 shots with one on goal and SAGU managed two shots both being saved by SCU.
  • SCU missed an opportunity to win in regulation when a shot hit the crossbar in the 85 th minute.
  • The game was plagued by 36 fouls called on both teams.

Oancea’s Opinion

  • “We started with a game plan and the plan worked for us as was designed. Unfortunately, a great start in an away game is not sufficient. Once we got the 2-0 lead within the first 15 minutes the boys got away from it [game plan] and we paid the price of immaturity. In this sport we describe moments like this as ”as a dream start” but we can’t just keep on dreaming and we must continue to finish the work till the end. We did not lack imagination, nor lack effort; it is just that when you makes silly mistakes, we will always pay the consequences and it hurts. It hurts physically, emotionally and mentally. Proud of the effort of the team into the second overtime but we must learn to close out those games as we move deeper in the conference.”

The Next Step

Men’s Soccer will be back in action on Tuesday, October 8 th versus the Wayland Baptist University Pioneers. The match is set to begin at 3:00 pm. On October 12 th the Lions will travel to Moore, OK to play a conference match against

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