TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's soccer team and Head Coach Ryan Bush announced the upcoming 2019 season schedule on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles will hold nine home matches throughout the campaign the most since the 2013 season.
"We are excited about the upcoming schedule," Bush said. "It has a good blend of games on a regional and national scale. The goal of our non-league slate is to prepare us for tough league play. We have worked hard at balancing our schedule and bringing more quality matches to the Case Soccer Complex and we are excited about the amount of home games we are hosting this year and years to come."
The Golden Eagles will host two exhibition contests inside the Case Soccer Complex with the first against USAO Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. and the second against Rogers State Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
ORU will begin regular season play at home during Labor Day weekend against Drake at 7 p.m. on August 30 and UMKC on September 2 at 6 p.m.
The men's team will take its first road trip of the season to California to face Loyola Marymount, September 6, and California Baptist, September 8, before returning home for a five game homestand.
The Golden Eagles will begin the five game homestand on September 13 against Houston Baptist, followed by Valparaiso on September 15. SIUE will visit the Case Soccer Complex on September 21 along with Incarnate Work on September 23. ORU will open Summit League play against Purdue Fort Wayne, September 28.
After being at home for a month, ORU will take on Eastern Illinois on October 5. The Golden Eagles will return to Tulsa to face the University of Tulsa on October 8 at ONEOK Field. The defending Summit League Champion, Denver Pioneers, will come to the Case Soccer Complex on October 19.
ORU will hit the road for three games beginning with Northern Kentucky, October 22, Central Arkansas, October 26 and Omaha on November 2. The Golden Eagles will host Western Illinois for senior night on November 9.
The top four teams will advance to the Summit League tournament Nov. 14-16 in Denver, Colorado, for a chance at the Summit League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
For the latest information on ORU men's soccer, follow @ORUMSoccer on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App atORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.