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September 24, 2019

SAGU Junior Mazvita Chidarara

Waxahachie, TX .- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s soccer opened the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) season by breaking into the win column with a 2-1 win over Texas Wesleyan University (TWU). SAGU (1-6-1, 1-0-0) won for the first time in since beating Bacone College in October of 2018.

Lion Scoring Summary







M. Banegas

B. Callejas



M. Chidarara



J. Rivas

C. Barraza



M. Chidarara

Lion Review

  • SAGU’s Mario Banegas (JR/Progreso, Honduras) opened the scoring for the Lions in the first half in the 38 th minute. The Lions would take a 1-0 lead to the half.
  • SAGU widened the lead up to 2-0 when Mazvita Chidarara (JR/Harare, Zimbabwe) scored early in the second half.
  • TWU trimmed the Lion lead to 2-1 in the 76 th minute of the match sneaking a ball past the Lion defense.
  • SAGU’s Chidarara would his second goal of the evening making the score 3-1 and sealing the win for the Lions.
  • The goal by Banegas ended a SAGU scoreless string going back to September 17 th .
  • SAGU was outshot by TWU 28-25 but the shots on goal were even at 11 for both teams.
  • Julio Guevara (SO/Houston, TX) made 10 saves in the match.

Oancea’s Opinion

  • “Boys did everything by the book and played with passion and desire from the start to the end. This was the first game that we did not let off the pedal and keep on working for each other. It was refreshing to see them step on the field and play the game they love, with the people they love and they let it show in their performance.”
  • “Talking to the athletes about the first step of achievement in everything we do is to do the task with passion. That passion changes us and changes those around us. Passion strengthens the will of everyone connected to the team and allows possibilities where none appeared to previously exist.”

The Next Step

SAGU men’s soccer goes on the road on Friday, September 27 th , 2019 to Tyler, TX. The non-conference opponent will be UT-Tyler. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The Lions will return to conference action on October 5 th in Bethany, OK at 3:00 pm against Southwestern Christian University.

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