|Week #7 | ORU vs. Denver (Tulsa, Okla.)|
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TULSA, Okla. – Fresh off a successful Summit League road trip through the Dakotas, the Oral Roberts volleyball team is back at home to face three-time defending conference champion Denver Saturday night at the Aerobics Center.
•The Golden Eagles came away from a week-long trip through the Dakotas with two wins over SDSU and NDSU to extend their Summit League win streak to 4-0 before falling at USD. ORU remains the top team in the conference with a 4-1 record.
•Laura Milos recently was named National Player of the Week by Sports Imports/AVCA and VolleyMob, while landing her 14th Summit League Offensive Player of the Week. She averaged 7.0 kills per set over the weekend and became the second player in ORU program history to cross 2,000 career kills. The senior ranks second in the nation with 322 total kills and third totaling 5.11 kills per set.
•Setter Lucija Bojanjac broke the Golden Eagles' all-time assists mark for her career Sunday and closes in on the 4,000 assist milestone with 344 this season. Bria Bergman is right with the senior tallying 343 assists helping ORU lead the conference in assists per set.
•CeCe Madison posted a season-high 17 kills at USD Tuesday to pace the offense and currently ranks third in the league with 206 kills. She has reached double-figure kills 13 times and added five double-doubles.
•ORU has defeated Denver just once in program history, coming last season at home in five sets. The Pioneers have claimed the other six matchups, including a battle in the conference tournament semifinals a season ago.
•The Pioneers dispatched SDSU and Omaha over the weekend and sit in a four-way tie for second in the league at 3-1. Denver won its opening six matches before falling to No. 1 Minnesota and No. 5 Texas. Becca Latham leads the attack averaging 3.09 kills per set, while running a 6-2 offense with setters Piyusha Boteju (5.67 a/s) and Ellie Anderson (4.73 a/s).
•Head Coach Sheera Sirola, ORU's all-time winningest coach, welcomed seven newcomers to the lineup, including two transfers and five freshmen.
•The Golden Eagles have reached the conference tournament each of the last five seasons. They were eliminated in the semifinals by host and top-seed Denver in 2016.
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