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November 1, 2019

SAGU Senior Middle Hitter Madeliene Hartline

Waxahachie, TX – In the last home weekend of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) season the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s volleyball will play Wayland Baptist University and Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Friday and Saturday. The Friday opponent, Wayland Baptist University (WBU) came to the Sheaffer Gym on the campus of SAGU and ran into an SAGU team needing to break a two match losing streak. The Lady Lions (19-8, 12-5) accomplished their objective and beat WBU in four sets by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23.

Top Performers:

  • Alexis Mealer (SO/Arlington, TX) turned around a bad start in the first set to finish the match strong and lead the Lady Lions in hitting.
  • The SAGU team currently ranks 32nd in NAIA Division I in Hitting Percentage.
  • SAGU volleyball ranks #42 in NAIA Division I in Kills per Game.

Lion Review

  • In a closely contested match neither team was able to take advantage of mistakes. SAGU won the first set 25-23 but hit .100 to WBU’s .087.
  • In the second set WBU prevailed while outhitting the Lady Lions .184 - .122
  • SAGU was able to break a 23-23 tie in the third set and win 26-24.
  • The closely contested fourth set ended with SAGU holding off WBU by a score of 25-23.

Moore’s Musings

“We did not play well this evening, but we managed to get a much needed victory. WBU was a scrappy bunch, and we were fortunate to win in four sets. Tomorrow is Senior Day and we will see if we can make the last home game memorable for these young ladies.”

Next Step

On Saturday, November 2nd, the Lady Lions will take Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The Panhandle match will be Senior Day for the Lady Lions and the match is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.


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