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October 4, 2019

SAGU Freshman Middle Hitter Emma Tompkins

Waxahachie, TX – With a possible move to 4th place in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) on the line, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lady Lions took on the Mid-America Christian University (MACU) Lady Evangels in a SAC volleyball matchup Friday night. SAGU (12-6, 6-3) took the match in 3 sets with scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-19 to claim 4th place in the SAC.

Lady Lion Review

  • SAGU took the first point of the Set One and then fell behind 8-4 to MACU. SAGU then rattled off the next 9 points in the match to lead 13-8 prior to a hitting error by SAGU. MACU then answered with an 8-2 run of their own to make the score 16-15. From that point SAGU regained the lead and went on to win Set One 25-22. SAGU hit .270 (15-4-40) for the first set.
  • Set Two saw SAGU jump out to a 6-0 lead which led to a MACU timeout. Whatever was said in the timeout worked as the Lady Evangels rattled off six points to tie the set. Then it was SAGU’s turn to win nine of the next 12 points for a 15-9 lead on some great individual digs and tremendous blocking at the net. MACU called their second timeout of set two with the Lady Lions up 17-10. Following the timeout MACU outscored SAGU 11-8 but came up short by a 25-21 final. SAGU hit .333 (16-3-39) in the second set to the Lady Evangel’s .188 (13-7-32).
  • Leading 2-0 in sets SAGU looked for the match sweep in set three. However, MACU was not ready to go quietly. The third set began tightly contested with neither team managing more than a one-point lead until SAGU broke an 8-8 tie to go up 11-8 in the set. Three was as large a lead as SAGU could muster and with the score 15-12 MACU took a timeout sensing that SAGU was gaining momentum in the set. Returning to play after the timeout SAGU won the next two points to extend their lead to 17-12 and then 21-14 before finishing off the match with a set three 25-19.

Moore’s Musings

  • "This was a very good conference win. MACU is a good team with a lot of power hitters. Our defense was outstanding holding Hannah Focker to just 11 kills. She has been collecting 5 plus kills per set. Nikki Almaguer played an outstanding match with 17 digs. She kept us in several points. Alexis Mealer, Ava Myers and Emma Tompkins had very good nights as well. Sophia Ivy set a wonderful match. Her distribution was excellent. She kept MACU off balance all night. 38 assist in in three sets and we hit .308 as a team. That, with the defense we played, will win a lot of matches. A good night for SAGU Volleyball."

The Next Step

SAGU (12-6, 6-3) will meet the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in the Sheaffer Center on the campus of SAGU at 1:00 PM.


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