Fresh off a 4-1 weekend in the Texas Panhandle, the SAGU Lady Lions went to play two matches at the University of Dallas on Tuesday and came away with a pair of wins.
The evening started with a match against the Lady Yellowjackets of LeTourneau University and SAGU made quick work of their first test.
The Lady Lions rolled to their fifth win by scores of 30-19, 30-21, and 30-11.
With 16 kills, Mallory Scott led the attack while Kelani Keoho backed her up with 13 kills of her own. Of Keoho's 27 attacks, the El Paso native committed one error. Rachel Brown tallied 33 assists in the match while Keoho led the team in digs with 17.
Last year, the University of Dallas Lady Crusaders teased the Lady Lions as twice SAGU fell to the Lady Crusaders, 3-2.
It was not time to let down after rolling in the night’s first match. This time however, the Lady Lions were able turn the tables by winning in four games over the Lady Crusaders by the scores of 31-29, 27-30, 30-16, and 30-18.
Impressive numbers come forth from this affair as Brown posted 52 assists in this win for a total of 85 assists on the night.
Brown set the volleyball 126 times and committed only one error. Keoho showed why she was the freshman of the year last year as she led SAGU with 28 kills.
Of Keoho's 61 attacks, only two were errors. On the night the sophomore took 88 swings and committed only three errors.
In the dig category, Scott dug 26 would-be kills while Brown added 20 digs.
Three other ladies posted double-digits in digs; Jordan Briggs 18, Keoho 17, and Christine Bottles 13.
Bottles passed the ball 25 times and committed zero errors. This was indicative of the entire team's play as SAGU successfully passed at a 91 percent clip.
Also worth noting from the second match was Briggs’ four aces and Tiffany Devezin's five solo blocks that went for kills.
On Friday, the Lady Lions will host UT-Brownsville at 6 p.m. and Southern Nazarene University at 8 p.m. in the Full Life Center.
The SAGU soccer teams hit the road for some Tuesday soccer action in Austin with a womens and mens doubleheader against Concordia University.
After a weekend where both the Lions and Lady Lions were beaten by Sterling College and Kansas Wesleyan, a change of scenery was appreciated.
The Lady Lions’ squad scrapped and battled to 0-0 half time score.
The Lady Tornados were finally able to break the SAGU defense and grabbed a second half goal that would prove to be the winning goal in a 1-0 edging of SAGU.
Despite losing 1-0, the Lady Lions out-shot the Concordia ladies at a 20-9 ratio.
Allison Malcolm had eight shots on goal while Wendy Byh had four shots. No one on Concordia's team had more than three shots on goal.
SAGU's mens soccer team rolled into Austin looking to right the ship in the winning direction.
The Concordia Tornados jumped on top early in the first half with two unassisted goals for a 2-0 lead at the break.
SAGU struggled to keep getting shots on goal as the Tornados touched down for two more goals in the second half and a 4-0 lead.
Before the end of the game, SAGU's Danny Martinez scored with an assist from Glorie Ndongala to cut the deficit to three goals.
Time would run out on the Lions and the Tornados would win the game 4-1.