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September 21, 2019

SAGU Freshman Jer’Daiza Gaida

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball took on Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Eagles Saturday looking to break a three match losing streak for the first time since 2016. SCU came in on their own three match losing streak. SAGU snapped their three match losing streak with a five set victory over SCU by scores of 25-17, 13-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12 to improve to 9-6 on the season overall and even at 3-3 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play.

Lady Lion Review

  • SAGU had a slight advantage in the five set match in hitting percentage .249 – .235.
  • Four Lady Lions had double digit kills; Madeleine Hartline (SR/Round Rock, TX) , Alexis Mealer (SO/Arlington, TX) , Emma Tompkins (FR/Waller, TX) , and Ava Myers (FR/Round Top, TX) .
  • Mealer and Hartline both hit over .400 for the match.
  • SAGU’s win overshadowed the efforts of SCU’s Cashlyn Munroe, who finished with 19 kills on the day.
  • In the fifth set with the score tied 11-11 Jer’Daiza Gaida (FR/Mesquite, TX) made the most of her opportunity to play. On the following volley Gaida had a block for a 12-11. The next two volleys saw Gaida produce two kills and SAGU had a 14-11 lead enroute to a 15-12 victory to take the set and the match.

Moore’s Musings

  • “We had a good day at times. At times there were difficulties. We once again had a freshman come in during sets four and five and make a difference. Jer’Daiza Gaida came in and passed the ball incredibly well as well as a block and two kills in set five. Maddie Hartline had a solo block and 2 assist blocks in the fifth set as well. Sophia Ivy finished the set with 50 assists and 11 digs. Her defense in the final set was outstanding
  • Cashlyn Monroe (SCU) is one of the top three or four players in the conference. Very impressive player who played outstanding against us today.”

The Next Step

SAGU (9-6, 3-3) takes a trip west in the coming weekend. On Friday, September 27 th the Lady Lions will be in Goodwell, OK to take on Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 7:00 pm. On Saturday SAGU will travel three hours south to take on Wayland Baptist University at 1:00 pm in Plainview, TX.

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.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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