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Waxahachie, Texas- November 1, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker to John Brown University (JBU), 2-1.  JBU is the no. two team in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) with a record of 12-5-1 overall and 8-1 in the SAC.  SAGU is enjoying their best record ever, currently 8-8-1 overall and 3-5 in the SAC.

Saturday’s game honored four seniors for SAGU; Cesar Espana , Rolando Hernandez, Parker Sturgeon and Robert Ambrosie. Each of the seniors has spent all four years at SAGU. Head coach Clem Oancea is thankful for their contributions to the team, “This program has become a success due to players like them making sacrifices and putting God 1 st and the team 2 nd .  The coaching staff has been blessed to have you part of this program and every single senior will be remembered with deep respect and pleasure for their accomplishments.”

With 11 minutes to play in the first half, John Brown’s Guilherme Barbosa scored off a penalty kick.

In the 51 st minute, SAGU’s Rolando Hernandez passed the ball on the right sideline that had such a curve on it that it went back into the middle of the field and hit Robert Ambrosie mid-stride right outside the 18.  Ambrosie one touch shot it on the left side of the net and tied the score 1-1.

Unfortunately, JBU made the game-winning goal after a JBU player threw in the ball to Marco Cardona , who flicked the ball backwards with his head into the side of the net.  The Golden Eagles went up, 2-1.

SAGU’s Espana had six saves while allowing two goals.

The Lions will host one more home game when St. Gregory’s University comes to town.  SGU is 5-9-2 overall and 2-5-1 in the SAC.  Game time is at 3pm.

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.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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