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Waxahachie, Texas –August 21, 2018-- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lady Lions soccer team played three halves of soccer without scoring a goal and then the floodgates opened. SAGU scored three goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half in a contest versus Paul Quinn Lady Tigers and went on to win their first match of the season.  With the win the Lady Lions remain unbeaten on the young season with a 1-0-1 record.

The scoring began early in the second half as Messly Navarro (Fr., Kyle, TX) banged in an unassisted shot at the 46:40 mark.  For Navarro, the goal was the first of her collegiate career. Less than seven minutes later Taylor McCowan (Fr., DeSoto, TX) sent a crossing shot to Rachel Freed (Sr., Walnut Creek, CA) who sent it home at 53:17 for Rachel’s first goal of her senior year.  Natalia Torres completed the scoring and gave the Lady Lions a 3-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 57:53 in the second half.

“With five freshman starters there is a lot of learning happening on the field. I told the girls to just continue to play and the first goal would occur” stated Paul Hason SAGU Lady Lions head coach. “At halftime we talked about believing that what we were doing was going to be successful. I am proud of their team play and the manner in which they maintained focus and continued to work being up 3-0. The focus to maintain the lead and the shutout was a good sign for a young team,” said Hason.

The Lady Lions will get a breather from matches as their next scheduled match is on August 30th against Texas College at 2:00 in Waxahachie. Hason will have his team back on the pitch however on Friday, August 24th in a scrimmage against Texas Women’s University. The scrimmage is slated to begin at 5:30 in Waxahachie, TX.

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 www.sagu.edu
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