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Waxahachie, Texas – September 10, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team is off to their best start ever after beating Friends University (Kansas), 4-2.  The Lady Lions are now 3-1.

Nine minutes into the game, senior Samantha Gonzales passed to freshman Nadine Jaimes , who  had a one on one versus the goalkeeper.  Jaimes placed it well and scored the first goal of the game, putting SAGU up, 1-0.

SAGU gained control of the ball for much of the first half.  With less than 3:00 left in the half, FU’s Emma Cuda scored a goal, tying the game 1-1 at halftime.

“Going into the second half, we made a few adjustments and thankfully, we were able to find a few more balls through their backline,” says head coach Mandy Fortner.

The Lady Lions came to play in the second half.  10 seconds into play, Jaimes scored her second goal of the game thanks to an assist by senior Joy Reyes .  Less than one minute later, SAGU struck again with a goal by junior Laura Barba .  Lady Lions went up, 3-1.

In the 73 rd minute, Friends scored a goal, making the game 3-2.

Five minute later, SAGU answered when Laura Barba made one final goal of the game.  The final score was 4-2.

Alaina Jones and Kathleen Espinoza each played one half as goalkeeper.  Each allowed one goal without any saves.  SAGU had 10 shots on goal compared to Friend’s two.  Jaimes now has five goals in four games.

This is the first time SAGU women have had a record of 3-1.  Last year the Lady Lions won two games the entire season.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, SAGU will play Le Tourneau University in Longview Texas.  Le Tourneau is 2-2 for the season.  Game-time is at 1pm.

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.

By: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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