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Waxahachie, TX

August 19, 2019

On a blistering hot afternoon in Waxahachie, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Men’s Soccer team opened the 2019 campaign by dropping a 4-1 contest to the visitors from Moore, OK, Randall University.

Lion Scoring Summary

Time TM Goal Assist
54:24 SAGU M. Chidarara C. Wilson

Lion Review

  • The heat index topped out at 107 degrees on the afternoon prompting water breaks and late game cramping on both teams.
  • SAGU controlled play in much of the first half. Randall defenders countered by playing well in their own end, foiling multiple Lion attacks.
  • Randall took advantage of errors committed on the SAGU end of the pitch mounting a 2-0 lead in the first 50 minutes.
  • SAGU junior forward, Mazvita Chidarara scored the only goal of the match for SAGU finding the back of the net on an assist from freshman midfielder Cedric Wilson.
  • Randall and SAGU managed 11 shots apiece for the match.

Coaches Takeaway

“It was a rough game where unfortunate mistakes allowed four goals. There were moments of the game where the boys stuck to the game plan and were able to create scoring opportunities but the inexperience of some young players cost us goals” said assistant coach Cesar Espana. Head coach Clem Oancea stated, “I am proud of the boys. We will dust ourselves off and learn. We have a handful of returners and lots of new faces. Different backgrounds and styles of play that will require blending. There were silly mistakes that turned into goals. I am disappointed with the result but we will begin the process of fixing all the little things.”

The Next Step

The Lions (0-1-0, 0-0-0) will play again Tuesday at 3:00 PM against Paul Quinn College from Dallas, TX. Preceding the men’s game will be the season opener for the SAGU Lady Lions at 1:00 PM.

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