TULSA, Okla. – Having already clinched a spot in The Summit League Championships, the Oral Roberts volleyball team (14-14 overall, 6-8 SL) plays its final two home games of the season Friday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (Nov. 13) at 1:30 p.m. hosting Fort Wayne and IUPUI, respectively.
Playing for seeding in the conference tournament, the Golden Eagles can finish as either the No. 5 or No. 6 seed based on the weekend's results. Both matches will have free live video available exclusively through the ORU Athletics Facebook page, while live stats will be available at ORUAthletics.com.
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►ORU closes the regular season at home following a four-match road swing that started with a pair of wins and ended with losses at Denver and Omaha. The Golden Eagles will honor their lone senior, Kari Anderson, following Friday night's match at the Aerobics Center.
►The Golden Eagles have a chance to move up to the fifth seed, currently occupied by IUPUI, depending on the weekend's results heading into The Summit League Championships Nov. 18-20 in Denver, Colorado. Fort Wayne enters its final match of the regular season and can finish as the No. 3 or No. 4 seed.
►For the fifth time this season, an ORU player was named The Summit League's Offensive Player of the Week when Laura Milos added the honor Nov. 7. It was her fourth time earning the award in 2016 and 10th of her storied career, while junior Shelby Cox earned the title for the first time in her career Oct. 10.
►Both Milos and Lucija Bojanjac continue to climb up the ORU career leaderboards this season. Behind a 26-kill performance at South Dakota State Oct. 28, Milos moved into fourth place all-time in kills with 1,629 career kills and quickly jumped to No. 5 on the single-season list, 39 from matching her total from 2015. Bojanjac recently moved up to fourth in career assists and now has 3,474 during her three-year career.
►Milos has continued her success on the court from last season earning national recognition. The junior leads the nation in total aces (75) and aces per set (0.77) and ranks in the top-10 nationally in several other categories. The Porec, Croatia native ranks third in attacks per set (13.8), kills per set (5.61), points per set (6.59), points (639) and total kills (544). She also is The Summit League's leader in eight statistical categories in 2016.
►One constant for the Golden Eagles this year has been the play of its setter in Bojanjac. The junior leads the team with 937 assists on the year, while ranking fourth in The Summit League averaging 9.37 assists per set. A native of Zagreb, Croatia, she has seven matches this season with at least 40 assists. In a 33-set performance against Arkansas, Bojanjac joined the 3,000 assists club and now has 3,474 for her career.
►As a team, Oral Roberts ranks second among all 329 NCAA Division I programs in the country in service aces with 200 on the season. The team also is sixth nationally averaging 1.92 aces per set due to its aggressive style of serving.
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