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October 8, 2019

SAGU Freshman Goalkeeper Tyler Drake

Waxahachie, TX .- For the 5 th time in 11 matches this season the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s soccer team played to either a tie or one goal loss. At some point in the season the breaks in these games will go the way of the Lions, but not today. Wayland Baptist University (WBU) (6-1-2, 2-1-0) defeated SAGU (1-9-1, 1-2-0) in Sooner Athletic Conference play on Tuesday in Waxahachie by a score of 2-1. This was SAGU’s second overtime game in a row, having played Southwestern Christian University in a two overtime match on October 5 th .

Lion Scoring Summary







J. Westfield



M. Chidarara

F. Torres



J. Westfield

Lion Review

  • SAGU and WBU played 94:31 of soccer that was great for the fans in attendance at the match. WBU led SAGU in shots by a 23-14 margin and shots on goal by 13-8.
  • Mazvita Chidarara (JR/Harare, Zimbabwe) led the team with five shots including his 7 th goal of the season. He was assisted on the goal by Felipe Torres (SR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) .
  • Tyler Drake (FR/San Angelo, TX) started in goal for the Lions on the day. He completed the day with 11 saves.
  • SAGU has now lost four matches by one goal. This was the third overtime match for the Lions in the 2019 season.

Oancea’s Opinion

  • “As one of the Chinese proverbs says: ‘ He who lives without discipline dies without honor .’ Today we chose to be disciplined and made it a life rule to give our best in whatever passes through our hands. We talked about a few things in the pre-game and the main idea of being the first in serving and the last in giving up. It’s easier to have others to do the dirty work and as athletes, if we expect someone else do everything due to seniority or entitlement that won’t make the team better. Are younger players are looking and learning from seeing a senior work ethic and leadership and not by barking orders. Today the leaders did their part and everyone followed. We would rather lose a game fighting till the end and giving everything we have versus using the loser limp excuse.”

The Next Step

Men’s Soccer will be back in action on Saturday, October 12 th when they return to the state of Oklahoma to take on SAC leader Mid-America Christian University. The match is set to begin at 3:00 pm.

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