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ORU Volleyball Enters Pivotal Weekend against Denver, South Dakota

ORU Volleyball Enters Pivotal Weekend against Denver, South Dakota
Week #11 | ORU at Denver / vs. South Dakota
Schedule Coverage Series History

at Denver
 
Friday
 Nov. 3 | 8 p.m.

at Denver
   Live Stats  |  Video ($)

All-Time vs. DU:
  ORU trails 2-6

 

vs. South Dakota
 
Sunday
  Nov. 5 | 2 p.m.

vs. South Dakota
    Live Stats  |  Video

All-Time vs. USD:
  ORU trails 2-7

 

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DENVER, Colo. – Behind a six-match win streak, the Oral Roberts volleyball team enters a pivotal weekend in Summit League action holding a one-game lead in the conference standings. The Golden Eagles head to Denver Friday night before quickly returning home to host South Dakota Sunday.

OPENING SERVE

•The Golden Eagles enter their most difficult weekend of the season riding a six-match win streak. ORU holds a one-game lead and faces the two teams closest to it in The Summit League standings at Denver Friday before a matchup with South Dakota at home Sunday.

 

Megan Doran picked up the first Summit League Player of the Week honor of her career behind a brilliant defensive effort over the weekend. The redshirt junior posted 11 blocks in seven sets to average 1.57 blocks per set. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, native matched her career high with eight block assists against NDSU Friday night.

 

Laura Milos, the Oct. 3 National Player of the Week by Sports Imports/AVCA and VolleyMob, ranks third nationally with 438 total kills and third totaling 5.28 kills per set. The senior also is fifth in the country averaging 0.54 aces per set.

 

•Setter Lucija Bojanjac, the ORU's all-time assists leader, moved into The Summit League's top 10 for career assists totaling 460 this season (5.54 per set). Bria Bergman has added 453 assists (5.46 per set) helping the Golden Eagles lead the conference in assists per set, ranking 44th in the country at 12.93.

 

CeCe Madison currently ranks third in the league with 266 kills and fifth averaging 3.20 kills per set, while hitting double-digit kills 17 times.

 

•On Sunday, libero Tori Roe became the ninth player in program history to reach 1,000 digs for her career as the junior is averaging 3.52 digs per set.

 

•ORU holds a 2-6 record all-time against Denver, but has never won on the road falling in each of the previous four meetings. The Golden Eagles are 2-7 when facing the Coyotes of South Dakota dropping the last five contests.

 

•The Pioneers have won five straight and lost only one set since being swept by ORU Oct. 7, while USD is on a three-match win streak, all coming in straight sets. DU and USD are currently tied for second in the league standings, one game behind the Golden Eagles.

 

•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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