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November 2, 2019

SAGU Seniors (from L to R) Madeleine Hartline, Brittany (Stallaby) Noakes, Sophia Ivy

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) had three seniors honored on Senior Day at Sheaffer Gym. Sophia Ivy, Madeleine Hartline, Brittany (Stallaby) Noakes have given their time and talents to the SAGU volleyball program for four years and their faithfulness has been rewarded with over 100 wins in their careers and multiple individual accomplishments. The opponent on Senior Day was Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) who played gamely in Set Two but were not capable of fending off a team bent on celebrating Senior Day with a win. SAGU (20-8, 13-5) beat OPSU in straight sets 25-11, 27-25, 25-16.

Top Performers:

  • Madeleine Hartline (SR/Round Rock, TX) celebrated Senior Day with 8 kills and a .316 hitting percentage (8-2-19).
  • Ava Myers (FR/Round Top, TX) led SAGU with 11 kills but OPSU’s defense forced 7 hitting errors from Myers who finished with a .167 (11-7-24).
  • Sophia Ivy (SR/Round Rock, TX) added to her SAGU career assist record with 35 assists in the three sets for an average of 11.7 assists/set.
  • Brittany Stallaby (SR/Fort Worth, TX) was behind team leading Nikki Almaguer (JR/Waxahachie, TX) with eight digs in the match.

Lion Review

  • The Lady Lions roared at the outset of the match scoring the first six points and finishing with a 14 point victory in Set One of 25-11.
  • The second set was hotly contested with OPSU leading for much of the set. SAGU pulled ahead in the set late but OPSU tied the score at 23 forcing SAGU to three set point before falling 27-25. This was eerily reminiscent of the first time these two teams met in the 2019 season when a similar first set was played and OPSU won the second set 26-24.
  • Set Three proved a little easier for the Lady Lions even though their hitting percentage was the lowest of any set. SAGU played good defense and kept swinging to take the set and match 25-16.

Next Step

SAGU will play the last Sooner Athletic Conference weekend on the road. On Friday, November 8th the Lady Lions will take on the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Saturday, November 9th SAGU will conclude the regular season conference with a match against 5th place Mid-America Christian University.


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