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#TopORUMoments from 2013-14; #5 Sirola Wins 200th Game

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          Release: 06/30/2014
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TULSA, Okla. – It took five sets, including a 15-13 victory in the fifth, but the Oral Roberts University volleyball team was able to get Head Coach Sheera Sirola’s 200th victory at home with a 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin on October 3, 2013.

Already ORU’s career wins leader, Sirola tallied her 200th victory in front of a packed crowd of more than 500 onlookers at the Aerobics Center. The Croatia native led ORU to the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Tournaments as a student-athlete and was named Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, when she guided the Golden Eagles back to the postseason.

ORU hit .234 for the match and tallied a season-high 72 kills as a team. Sara Pope led the way with 19 kills, matching a career high, and McKenna Qualls had a big night with 15 kills.

In the middle of the attack was setter Laura Taylor, who matched a career high with 55 assists and added a double-double with 10 digs.

Senior Bruna Silva also had a monster effort in the historic victory, with a season-high 36 digs.

ORU finished the season third in the conference at 22-7 (14-4 SLC) and had the newcomer of the year in the conference in Sara Pope, who was also an AVCA All-Region selection.

This is the sixth of 10 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2013-14 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.

Top Moments from 2013-14
#5 – VB – Sirola Wins 200th Game
#6 – ORU earns two Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
#7 – W. GOLF – ORU wins back-to-back tournaments
#8 – BASE – Three taken in MLB Draft
#9 – M. SOC – ORU posts best finish since 2005
#10 – WBB – Key hits a buzzer-beater to beat SLU

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