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September 7, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                            

SAGU Men's Soccer Seniors

Waxahachie, TX – On a day where the forecast was hot with intermittent periods of blazing hot the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lions and Texas College Steers from Tyler, TX locked up in a 4:00 battle on Saturday afternoon.  The fact that both teams survived playing more minutes than the temperature in degrees was a testament to the fortitude and defense of both team. SAGU (0-2-1, 0-0-0) and Texas College (2-2-1) battled to a tie in double overtime in a game that started with 101 degree temperatures and ended with 98 degree temperatures.

Lion Review

  • After a scoreless first half, SAGU went up 1-0 at the 59:29 mark when Jahdel Hill (SO/Trinidad, Tobago) scored with an assist from Mazvita Chidarara (JR/Harare, Zimbabwe).
  • Texas College answered back at the 74:00 mark to tie the game at 1-1.
  • The two teams played two overtimes with only one shot on goal from each team as defense prevailed in overtime.
  • For the game Texas College held a 12-11 shot advantage over SAGU, 8-3 in the second half.
  • SAGU has improved tremendously since the first game of the year. Defensively, the Lions have given up 3 goals in the previous two games with one of those goals being a player tip-in to their own goal.

Oancea’s Opinion

  • "Proud of the boys performance and their efforts. We were able to start cleaning up some of the silly mistakes and turnovers and that helps to build a better, quicker rhythm in moving the ball forward. Slowly trust is building as teammates. We have a ways to go to understand that more is less and less is more in football. If everyone is the quarterback there is no one to throw the ball too. Everyone has a role and playing that role to the best of our abilities and embrace it passionately for the benefit of team success."
  • "Watching the game I was reminded of the words of a very clever, great player, Johan Cryuff who said, 'Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.'"

The Next Step

  • On Tuesday, September 10th the Lions will try for their first win of the year when they take on the Huston-Tillotson Rams in a 3:00 match on the campus of SAGU.

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