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August 23, 2019

Hutchinson, KS.

SAGU Head Coach Hank Moore instructs players during a timeout in Friday’s action

Lion Review

  • SAGU came out strong in the first set building a 5-1 lead and saw a ten point advantage at 21-11 before eventually winning the set 25-17.
  • In the second set SWC took an early lead and did not relinquish the lead winning the set 25-21 despite SAGU fighting to get back into the set late.
  • The third set found both teams picking up their defensive efforts. The Lady Lions fought back from a 20-15 deficit and tied the set at 22-22 before Southwestern took a timeout. The strategy worked and SWC reeled off three quick points to win set three 22-25.
  • With the match on the line SAGU collected themselves during the break and responded with solid defense and hitting in the fourth set. SAGU jumped up early in the fourth set getting to 15-7 and cruising to a 25-18 win.
  • SWC built a 5-1 lead to begin the fifth and deciding set. From there the Lions responded taking an 8-7 lead at the break and hanging on for 15-12 victory to seal the match win.

Moore’s Musings

“This was a good win. We made a lot of young mistakes, yet our young players played well. We had three girls in double digits in kills. Alexis Mealer had 16 kills, Ava Myers had 14 kills and Emma Tompkins had 14 kills. Ava and Emma played all the way around the rotation. Both had double doubles in their first collegiate match. Emma had 14 kills and 19 digs and Ava had 14 kills and 17 digs. Ava and Emma are going to continue to improve which is exciting. Sophia had 48 assists and 12 digs,” stated SAGU Head Coach Hank Moore.

Moore looked at the match as positive saying, “Playing five sets is a great thing for the experience factor. We were down 1-5 in the 5th set, then outscored SWC 8-2 before they took their first time out. During the 8-2 run, Emma served six straight points. We beat a good Southwestern team, but we have a long way to go.”

The Next Step

SAGU (1-0-, 0-0) continues action in the KCAC Fall Fling on Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm. The Lady Lions will take on St. Mary University (KS). Game time may be adjusted due to extended tournament play for the day.

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