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December 5, 2019

Sophia Ivy recorded 32 assists and 10 digs in the win over PIU

Point Lookout, MO – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Volleyball team traveled to Point Lookout, MO for a match against Piedmont International University (PIU) in the NCCAANational Tournament. The Lions (23-9) were able to handle PIU (16-12) in straight sets (25-11, 25-21, 25-15).

Top Performers

  • Alexis Mealer ( SO/Arlington, TX ) had 10 kills for the Lions. Emma Tomkins ( FR/Waller, TX ) and Madeleine Hartline ( SR/Round Rock, TX ) each added 8 kills of their own.
  • Sophia Ivy ( SR/Round Rock, TX ) was extending possessions and setting her teammates all match long as she recorded 32 assists and 10 digs.
  • Nikki Almaguer ( JR/Waxahachie, TX ) (20) and Ariel Horton ( JR/Waxahachie, TX ) (14) also recorded double-digit digs against PIU.
  • SAGU registered a .242 hot percentage for the match compared to just 0.28 for PIU.

Lions Review

  • SAGU came out hot in the first set thanks to some aggressive attacks. They were also helped by PIU logging 9 errors and only 6 kills.
  • PIU was able to right the ship in the second set as they got their offensive game flowing better. They established their only positive hit percentage set for the game at 0.167.
  • The second set went back and forth but SAGU ultimately battle pulled it out edging out PIU thanks to 15 kills.
  • The didn’t strike quite as well in the third set as they held an 8-7 advantage in kills. However, SAGU was much more efficient committing only 3 errors compared to 8 by PIU. The Lions also used a 0.238 hit percentage to PIU’s -0.037 to close out the set and the match.

What’s Next

The Lions (23-9) will play later today at 4:00 pm the opponent is TBD.

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