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October 29, 2019

SAGU Freshman Ava Meyers had 19 Kills versus TWU

Waxahachie, TX – Cross-town rival Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) visited the Sheaffer Center on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) on Tuesday evening for a Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) matchup. Coming into the evening the Rams of TWU led the Lady Lions of SAGU by a game in the conference standings. A win by TWU secured second place in the conference for the Rams. A win by SAGU vaulted them into a three-way tie for second with JBU and TWU. At the end of a fantastic four set match of volleyball the SAGU Lady Lions fell to fourth in the conference, tied with MACU, as TWU prevailed 31-29, 21-25, 27-25, and 30-28.

Top Performers:

  • Sophia Ivey (SR/Round Rock, TX) collected 58 assists on the evening and recorded her 5,000 th career assist.
  • Ava Myers (FR/Round Top, TX) had a fantastic hitting night with 19 kills and .292 hitting percentage (19-5-48) against an incredibly tough TWU defense.
  • Nikki Almaguer (JR/Waxahachie, TX) found herself in the right spot enough to deliver 29 digs on the evening.
  • Four Lady Lions were in double digits in kills. Myers, Madeleine Hartline (SR/Round Rock, TX) (13-5-30, .267), Emma Tompkins (FR/Waller, TX) (11-8-28, .107) and Alexis Mealer (SO/Arlington, TX) (12-8-43, .093).
  • SAGU had 11 blocks in the four sets as both Hartline and Jancee Akers (SO/Rosenberg, TX) both had five Block Assists.

Lion Review

  • The largest lead by either team in Set One was three points. That is the margin SAGU held at 24-21 prior to TWU tying the set at 24-24. SAGU held four match points but could not get the all-important winner and TWU stole the set 31-29.
  • In Set Two SAGU got down early 4-8 but tied the game up and proceeded to return to a 24-21 match point in the set. This time the Lady Lions closed out the set on the next point 25-21.
  • The tables turned in Set Three with TWU taking a 24-20 lead only to see SAGU tie the set at 24 before TWU won the set 27-25.
  • In Set Four TWU and SAGU fought a 4 th close set. SAGU was up 16-12 before TWU came clawing back to even the score at 22-22. Once again, SAGU held three match points but could not close out the Rams again and succumbed in the set and match 30-28.

Moore’s Musings

Coach Moore was unavailable for comment at the posting of this article.

Next Step

This coming Friday evening SAGU will play SAC opponent Wayland Baptist University at 7:00 pm in the Sheaffer Center. On Saturday, November 2 nd , 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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