Score: ORU 3 – IUPUI 0
Records: ORU (16-14, 8-8 SL) – IUPUI (12-19, 8-8 SL)
Location: Aerobics Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
TULSA, Okla. – Lucija Bojanjac and Laura Milos were spectacular as the Oral Roberts volleyball team closed its regular season with a sweep of IUPUI in a tightly-contested battle (28-26, 28-26, 25-22) Sunday afternoon at the Aerobics Center. The win gives the Golden Eagles the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Summit League Championships with an 8-8 record in league play.
The Golden Eagles ran into trouble trying to close out the opening two sets, but managed hold off the Jaguars to earn a split in the season series behind a 53-assist effort by Bojanjac and 33 kills from Milos.
Inside the Box Score
- Milos tallied 33 kills for the second-consecutive Sunday, but this time only needed three sets for an impressive 11.0 kills per set, nearly double her season average.
- Bojanjac put together one of her best performances of the year ending with 53 set assists reaching the 50-assist mark for the fifth time this season, and first in a three-set match.
- Milos and Tori Roe each posted a match-high 14 digs, while Maggie DiPronio and Bojanjac added eight digs apiece.
- Shelby Cox came up clutch for ORU adding 13 kills on 25 swings for a .440 hitting percentage and added a set-winning solo block in set one.
- The Golden Eagles needed six set points in the opener to pull off the win, after taking a 24-20 lead, and also had to save a set point for the Jaguars in the process. ORU then saved a set point in set two before getting the win on its third set point keeping momentum with the home side.
- Gabby Fisher finished with 18 kills to lead IUPUI and Logan Walling added 14 kills with both hitting above .325 for the match.
ORU heads to Denver, Colorado for The Summit League Championships as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4-seeded Fort Wayne Friday, Nov. 18.
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