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Waxahachie, Texas – September 14, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team is off to the best start ever and now they can boast another first; the first Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Women’s Soccer Offensive Player-of-the-Week for the season.  Junior Laura Barba was picked for the honor.

“Laura is a very technical and aggressive player. She has been an important part of our attack this season and has finished 5 goals in 5 games. She is very creative and will outwork her opponent,” says head coach Mandy Fortner.

Barba, a forward from El Paso, Texas, scored two goals in wins over Friends University , as well as the game winning goal against LeTourneau University.  Against LeTourneau, Barba scored the game winning goal with 1:57 left in overtime.

“Her game winning goal over LETU was the highlight of her season so far,” says Fortner, “I am very proud of her. Laura deserves this honor.”

Barba has scored five goals on the season and ranks no. 25 in the NAIA in total goals.  She also ranks no. 13 in the nation in game winning goals (2).  SAGU is currently 4-1 for the season.

John Brown University’s Hannah Poor was named SAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

By: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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