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December 6, 2019 

Alexis Mealer totaled 13 kills in the win over JU

Point Lookout, MO- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Volleyball team competed against Judson (Ill.) University (JU) on the second day of the NCCAA National Tournament in Point Lookout, MO. The Lions (24-9) were able to defeat the Eagles (24-16) in four sets (17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21).

Top Performers

  • Alexis Mealer (SO/Arlington, TX) notched the most kills for either team with 13.
  • Sophia Ivy (SR/Round Rock, TX) managed 46 assists in another stellar performance.
  • Nikki Almaguer (JR/Waxahachie, TX) led the way for SAGU in digs, but Ava Meyers (FR/Round Top, TX) also pitched in with 15 digs of her own.
  • Jancee Akers (SO/Rosenberg, TX) (.667) and Madeleine Hartline (SR/Round Rock, TX) (.462) were the most efficient strikers for Lions as they hit .212 as a squad.

Lion Review

  • JU was able to set the tone early in the first set with a 6-3 lead, but SAGU battled back to make it 7-6. From that point, JU used an 11-1 scoring run to increase their lead. The Lions were unable to get closer than 6 points the rest of the way as JU took the first set 25-17.
  • The second set was back and forth the entire way. It featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes between the two teams. SAGU had a 24-23 advantage before Ivy and Hartline combined for a block to bring tie the match at one set apiece.
  • SAGU held a 15-14 advantage when JU had a series of receiving and attacking errors that pushed the Lion lead to 20-15. SAGU was able to grab the third set 25-21.
  • SAGU dug themselves in a hole early with some errors of their own in the fourth set to find themselves down 5-1. The Lions would rally thanks to a 16-9 kill advantage to take the fourth set and the match.

What’s Next

  • SAGU (24-9) advances to the semifinals of the NCCAA National Tournament on December 6th at 4:30, opponent TBA.

 

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