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Waxahachie, TX

September 30, 2018 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) soccer teams played Southwestern Christian University Saturday as they visited Waxahachie in a Sooner Athletic Conference match-up. The women started first and then the men followed after the Lady Lions were finished.

The Lady Lions started off well again in the first half game with another score of 1-1 to end the 45-minute mark. The Eagles struck first when junior, Megan Whitty from Wexford, Ireland , scored in just 3 minutes of play. Then Messly Navarro tied the game up in the 38th minute of play to give SAGU new life. SAGU held the Eagles scoreless for over 50 minutes of play then SCU went on to put in three consecutive goals by three different players and a margin unattainable for the day. Meghan Whitty, Emily Anderson , and Taylor Forsythe scored in the second half for the Eagles. The final score would be 4-1 on the day giving the Lady Lions a loss against a well-balanced SCU team who had nine different players with shots on the night. Messly and Melissa Navarro were aggressive with four shots combined and Rachel Freed with three on the day. The Lady Lions are 5-5-1 and 0-2 in SAC play.

The SCU men’s team has been one of the best teams in the nation all season and have proved that once again. They allowed the Lions to have two shots on goal while saving both of them for a near perfect game. The Eagles had nine different players with a shot during the game, goalie, Jose Ladoriel had five saves on the night and scoreless until the 32nd minute of the game. SCU scored when the 2nd half started and near the end of the game, as well, for a well-fought game against a top tier program. Matthias Roth and Mazvita Chidarara each had shots on goal in the game for the 3-0 loss. This would give SAGU their first conference loss and a new record of 1-1 tied for 4th in the SAC.

The SAGU Lion soccer teams look to bounce back Tuesday when they travel to Plainview, TX , to face the Pioneers of Wayland Baptist . Both WBU teams have impressive records on the season. The women are 7-2 with a 2-0 conference record, and the men are 6-2 in conference with a 1-1 SAC record. The women will start at 4 pm, and the men should be at 6 pm depending on what time the Lady Lions get done.

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

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