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October 8, 2018 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern of God University (SAGU) soccer teams drops conference games against SAC opponent Oklahoma City University . The women lost by a score of 0-6 and a hat-trick from mid-fielder, Sara Ricks. The men had a great first half not allowing a goal but were defeated 2-6. The women are now 5-7-1 on the season and 0-4 in conference; the men are 4-8 with a 1-3 SAC record.

The Lady Lions played well in the first half not allowing a goal for the first 13 minutes of the game and then 21 minutes after that. At the half, they were down 0-2 and the game still in reach but the Stars scored two quick goals to put the game out of reach The Stars scored four goals in 26 minutes of game time in the second half. Ricks had six shots during the game for three goals and forward, Kilah Ayum had two assists for OCU. SAGU had three shots on goal during the game but goalie, Kirsten Thomas , compiled a shutout for the day. Rachel Freed, Natalia Torres, and Melissa Navarro each had one shot on goal. Rachel Palmer had eight saves for the Lions and Natalie Solorio had one. The Lady Lions next match will face 1st place opponent Texas Wesleyan 10/9 at 2 pm.

The men came out and dominated the first half with they scored two of their five attempts on goal. They also saved six shots in the first 45 minutes against a talented Oklahoma City University team. Mazvita Chidarara scored his eighth goal of the season during the eighth minute of the game and Heriberto Diaz scored in the 32nd minute to give the Lions a 2-0 lead. Then the Stars scored seven straight goals by six different players, two coming from forward Aboubakr Diallo . This put OCU up 2-7 but SAGU got one back when Diaz scored his 12th goal of the season to place him 12th in the nation for total goals.

The men and women soccer teams next match will be on Tuesday, 10/9 against Texas Wesleyan University in Waxahachie .

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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