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Golden Eagles Shut Down Jackrabbits in 3-0 Sweep

Golden Eagles Shut Down Jackrabbits in 3-0 Sweep

The Basics
Score:  ORU 3 – South Dakota State 0
Records:  ORU (10-9, 2-3 SL) – SDSU (2-15, 1-4 SL)
Location: Aerobics Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

 

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team shut down South Dakota State in a 3-0 sweep Sunday afternoon in The Summit League action at the Aerobics Center (25-15, 25-16, 25-22).

Laura Milos and Shelby Cox led the Golden Eagles' attack with a match-high 12 kills as the offense finished the day hitting an impressive .318. The win moved ORU one game above .500 for the year at 10-9 overall, while SDSU fell for the 13th time in its last 14 matches.

 

Inside the Box Score

  • ORU's offense tallied its third-best hitting percentage of the season at .318 aided by a .406 effort in the second set with 16 kills and just three errors.
  • Setter Bria Bergman ended with a match-high 22 set assists, one shy of her career best, and reached 20 or more assists for the third time in her career.
  • Freshman Brianna Greenlee had an efficient afternoon posting six kills on nine swings with one error for a team-leading .556 hitting percentage.
  • The Golden Eagles' defense limited SDSU to a .094 hitting percentage for the match, the fifth time they have held an opponent to a percentage lower than .100.
  • Libero Tori Roe recorded her 12th match this season with double-digit digs and hit the mark for the 10th time in her last 12 appearances.
  • Sunday marked ORU's seventh sweep in 10 wins this season and third in four matches at home in 2016.
  • Makenzie Hennen paced the SDSU offense with 10 kills on 27 swings and Ellie Benson added a match-high 13 digs.

 

Up Next
ORU closes its recent homestand Tuesday night hosting perennial power and conference preseason favorite Denver at the Aerobics Center for a 7 p.m. start.

 

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