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Waxahachie, Texas—The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Volleyball team beat Wayland Baptist University (WBU) in four sets on their home court. SAGU will move to 12-3 overall and are undefeated (3-0) in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play. The Lady Lions defeated WBU 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, and 25-23. Wayland is now 8-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

After being down 5-1 in the first set, the Lady Lions got back on their feet with two blocks from Mollie McBride and Kali Shaw to take the lead for the first time in set one. The back-to-back kills for McBride and Shaw continued to spark momentum for the Lady Lions. After a SAGU time-out, the Lady Pioneers took a two-point lead late in the set, 18-20.  Next, SAGU makes a 5-0 run and McBride ends the game with two consecutive kills (25-21).

The Lady Lions go for a 5-0 run to commence the second set. All tied up at nine, Dawkins comes up with three fierce kills followed by two kills from Madeleine Hartline . SAGU runs ahead early and continued to dominate finishing 25-16.

Two of our girls finished with double-doubles, but it was an all-around effort for SAGU. Shaw finished with 11 kills, 21 digs, and one block assist. McBride added 13 kills, six digs, and one block assist. Jessica Sodich , who has been doing extremely well this season, came up big with 16 kills, 24 digs and two block assists. Celi Bruce added 14 digs. Setter, Sophia Ivy , finished with 50 assists and five digs. Dawkins concluded with nine kills and one block assist. Hartline added seven kills and three block assists. Nikki Almaguer added nine digs.

Wayland’s Megan Sharratt finished with 18 kills, four digs and two block assists.

The Lady Lions finished this weekend with two SAC wins under their belt and will look forward to competing against Mid-America Christian University Friday evening at 7pm.

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: Charity Page, Assistant SID, [email protected]

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