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Waxahachie, Texas- October 31, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team lost a nail bitter to John Brown University .  The Lady Lions fell to the Golden Eagles, 1-0.

Four seniors were honored before the game; Leslie Paez , Gloria Lozano , Samantha Gonzales and Joy Reyes .  The four helped to lead the 2015 squad to SAGU’s winningest record ever, with an overall record of 8-8 and 3-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).

“I am so proud of the way the seniors played tonight. They played with so much heart and so much passion,” says head coach Mandy Fortner, “They are an amazing group of leaders on our team. I look forward to what we will accomplish in post season.”

The first half remained scoreless despite JBU having two shots and SAGU having four.

The only goal of the game came in the 58 th minute of the game after a JBU’s Melody Hagen shot a rocket from outside the left side of the 18.

SAGU goalkeeper Kathleen Espinoza had eight saves and one goal allowed.

The Pioneers goalkeeper Hannah Poor had three saves.

The Lady Lions will play one final regular season game against St. Gregory’s University (SGU) on Monday, November 2, 2015.  Game time is at 1:00pm at SAGU.  SGU is currently 6-10 overall and 1-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

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: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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