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Waxahachie, Texas – October 3, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team dropped a close game to University of Science & Arts-Oklahoma (USAO) .  The Lady Lions lost to the 2014 Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) champs, 2-1.

Despite the loss, head coach Mandy Fortner was proud of the team’s performance, “We played the 2014 conference Champs and gave them a good game. We had some great chances that were left unfinished.”

In the 42 nd minute of the game, both USAO and SAGU scored.  The Drovers were the first to strike when Jordan Cleveland made a goal.  43 seconds later, SAGU’s Nadine Jaimes scored.   The game was tied, 1-1, going into halftime.

Jaimes now has eight goals for the season, breaking SAGU women’s soccer’s individual goal scoring record for a season.

USAO’s Ryah Vise was able to score the game-winning goal at 81:47.  USAO scored off of a free kick, playing the ball into the right side of the goal.  A SAGU defender had a bad header that bounced off the goal post and went right to Vise, who scored.

“It wasn’t one of our better games,” says Fortner, “but there was improvement from the last two.”

Fortner credits freshman Sarah Porter for saving a couple of promising chances for USAO.  SAGU goalkeeper Kathleen Espinoza had two saves while allowing one goal and Alaina Jones had three saves while allowing one goal.

SAGU is now 0-2 in SAC play.  The Lady Lions will play a conference game at Southwestern Christian (6-3-1) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, Sports Information, [email protected]

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