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Golden Eagles' Blocking Shuts Down WIU

Golden Eagles' Blocking Shuts Down WIU

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 3 – Western Illinois 1
Records: ORU (5-12, 2-3 SL) – WIU (1-18, 0-6 SL)
Location:  Western Hall (Macomb, Ill.)

 

MACOMB, Ill. – Behind brilliant blocking and a balanced offense, the Oral Roberts volleyball team controlled Western Illinois in a four-set victory (25-20, 25-21, 10-25, 25-12) Sunday afternoon at Western Hall.

 

The Golden Eagles forced WIU into 17 attack errors with eight total blocks as they raced out to a two-set advantage. Eight attackers recorded at least two kills as ORU registered its second-straight Summit League win on the road, while the victory also extends its win streak over the Fighting Leathernecks to 17 matches.

 

WIU scored an 11-2 run to open the third stanza on its way to a set win cutting into the ORU lead. The Golden Eagles responded by overpowering the home side to secure the decision with a commanding 13-point victory in the fourth frame by hitting .367.

 

Inside the Box Score

  • Bri Greenlee picked up right where she left off Friday and set a new career high totaling four solo blocks, including the clinching point of set two. The junior put down seven block assists, reaching double digits for the second-consecutive match, and added seven kills on 14 swings (.429 hitting percentage).
  • Inka Inkret was the only player to reach double-figure kills for the Golden Eagles tallying 11 behind a season-high .360 hitting percentage.
  • Tori Roe paced the defense as the senior posted 19 digs and led the team with two service aces.
  • Bria Bergman ran the offense with 37 set assists and added eight digs.

 

Up Next
The Golden Eagles look to make it three-straight wins returning home for a quick, mid-week match against South Dakota State Tuesday night at the Aerobics Center. Catch all the action live on the ORU Sports Network with live video and stats free of charge starting at 7 p.m.

 

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