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SAGU Beats MACU in Five Sets in First Round of SAC Tournament

Senior Sophia Ivy helps lead SAGU to victory

November 12, 2019

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) battled Mid-American Christian University (MACU) in the 1 st round of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Tournament Tuesday, November 12, 2019. SAGU (23-8 15-5) held off MACU (14-11, 12-8) in a thrilling five-set match (25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 28-30, 15-10).

Top Performers

  • Ava Meyers ( FR/Round Top, TX ) led all Lions with 20 kills followed by Alexis Mealer ( SO/Arlington, TX ) with 16.
  • Nikki Almaguer ( JR/Waxahachie, TX ) had a great feel for where the ball going and converted that into 27 digs.
  • Sophia Ivy( SR/Round Rock, TX ) led the team in hitting percentage at .250 and added in 6 kills, 42 assists, and 21 digs.
  • The Lions were able to hold a 16-9 advantage in blocks and an 87-79 advantage in points.

Lions Review

  • The first set was a carbon copy of what SAGU and MACU managed to do in the two previous meetings during the regular season. It was a back and forth set, but SAGU pulled it out 25-23
  • After falling down two sets MACU had their back against the wall and knew their season was on the line. They responded unlike the regular-season meetings and pushed the match into a fourth set.
  • The fourth set featured the tensest moments of the match as the two teams went toe to toe. The crowd roared with each point scored. The Lions fell as they were outhit by MACU .250 to .180.
  • The fifth and final set featured nearly identical stats in kills, errors, and total attempts, but the Lions were slightly more efficient as they hit .211 compared to just .150 by MACU who seemed to run out of gas with the match hanging in the balance.

What’s Next

SAGU will travel to Oklahoma City, OK to participate in the final rounds of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament on November 15-16. The Lions hope to keep their dreams Conference, Regional, and National Tournament titles alive.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered learning community.

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