TULSA, Okla. – Needing a win in the final game, the Oral Roberts men's soccer team left no doubt scoring four goals in the first half against Eastern Illinois to win 5-0 and clinch a share of the Summit League Regular Season Championship.
It was ORU's first title since 2004 and gave the Golden Eagles some hardware to mark one of the best seasons in the last decade. ORU finished the year 8-8-2 and a 3-2-1 mark in The Summit League, and finished the regular season with a winning record for the first time since 2005.
In the final game of the regular season, ORU won 5-0 for the largest margin of victory since a 5-0 win over Newman in 2005. Eventual Summit League Player of the Year Johnny Chavez scored 10 goals for the season, the fourth-most by a Golden Eagle and the most since 2003. Two Golden Eagles (Chavez and Gerardo Salas) earned first team all-league honors, while Tarik Salkicic and Kaspars Kokis were named to the all-newcomer team.
ORU earned a regional ranking following the regular season championship. Other successes for the Golden Eagles this season include; Chavez signing to play for the USL's Tulsa Roughnecks, Zari Prescod signing with a Swedish professional team, and Perry Brooks earning a tryout with the Bahamas National Team.
This is the 12th of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2014-15 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2014-15
#15 – BSB – ORU Sweeps Postseason Awards
#14 – VB – Milos Named Newcomer of the Year
#13 – BSB – Chi Chi Makes History
#12 – WBB – Postseason Run
#11 – WGOLF – Acosta Named Golfer of the Year
#10 – MBB – Postseason Berth
#9 -- WSOC -- Cox Named Academic All-American
#8 – BSB – ORU Dominates Big 12 Opponents
#7 – MSOC – Chavez Named Player of the Year
#6 – TRACK – Estala Earns All-America Honors
#5 – BSB – ORU Notches Pair of All-Americans
#4 – MSOC – ORU Wins Regular Season Championship
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