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September 10, 2019

SAGU 2019 Women's Soccer Team

Waxahachie, TX – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lady Lions Soccer team suffered their first setback of the year on Tuesday afternoon against Huston Tillotson University (HTU) Rams. The Lady Lions (21-0, 0-0-0) were outscored 3-2 by the Rams (1-0-1, 0-0-0) in a tight game statistically.

Lady Lion Review

  • The Rams opened the scoring in the second minute of the match when Lesly Davila kicked in the opening goal with an assist from Arelly Garza. This was the first goal scored on the Lady Lions for the year.
  • In the seventh minute Evelyn Cabral (SO, Dallas, TX) committed a foul giving HTU a penalty kick. Britton Andrews converted the kick to make the score 2-0.
  • SAGU’s Natalia Torres (JR/Royse City, TX) scored on a penalty kick at the 24:54 mark to make the score 2-1 HTU.
  •  The fourth goal of the game occurred in the second period when Davila scored her second goal of the match giving HTU a 3-1 lead in the 71st minute.
  • Olivia Reader (FR/Paris, TX) scored the final goal for SAGU in the 82nd minute.
  • HTU outshot SAGU by 18(11) – 9(8). HTU survived a late flurry of shots from SAGU as they attempted to even the score and force overtime.
  • Twenty-two fouls were committed in the game with HTU having the edge 15-7.

Huddling with Hason

  • “The intensity level today was an eye opener for our freshmen and transfers. It [the intensity] caught us off guard for a few minutes and those few minutes exposed us to concede two quick goals. We ask our players to learn to bounce back quickly after setbacks and that’s exactly what we did and that in itself was a huge stepping stone which is going to help us climb up to the next level.”

The Next Step

  • On Saturday, September 14th the Lady Lions go on the road and play NCAA Division III opponent Howard Payne University. The game will take place in Brownwood, TX and the match is scheduled for a 4:00 pm start. Click here for link to live stats for the match.

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