WAXAHACHIE — Two Lady Lion volleyball players, including one former Waxahachie Lady Indian, nearly swept this week's Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors after helping Southwestern Assemblies of God University to a pair of wins last week.
On Tuesday, the conference officially named Celi Bruce the SAC Defensive Player of the Week and Sophia Ivy the SAC Setter of the Week for their performances in wins against Texas Wesleyan and Arlington Baptist.
Celi Bruce, a junior from Waxahachie, averaged 5.83 digs per set in the two wins. Her best game on the stat sheet came against Texas Wesleyan when she finished with 21 digs. Bruce was able to overcome a significant injury to return to action this past week.
SAGU volleyball coach Hank Moore was extremely pleased with his libero and her ability to fight through adversity and help her team.
“She had a great game against Texas Wesleyan and averaged seven digs per set in a really big match for us but more than that she lead us emotionally past a very good team," Moore said. This was a great week for her.”
Sophia Ivy, a sophomore from Round Rock, averaged 13.33 assists per set in last week's two victories. Her best game was recorded when she finished with 41 assists and five digs in the win over Arlington Baptist College.
“Sophia had one of her best weeks of the season. She averaged 13 assists and against Texas Wesleyan had 39 assists," Moore said. "She is setting the table and the pace for our offense. At times, her play selection was confusing the Texas Wesleyan offense and making it hard for them to make adjustments. She had a great week.
The Lady Lions will travel to Plainview to take on Wayland Baptist University on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.