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ORU Challenges Central Arkansas Saturday

ORU Challenges Central Arkansas Saturday

TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team takes on Central Arkansas Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m. in Conway, Arkansas.

Records:
ORU (RV) - 11-2-0, 3-0-0 Summit League
Central Arkansas – 8-5-1, 2-1-0 Sun Belt

Important Links

Live Stats: at Central Arkansas
Live Video: at Central Arkansas
Team Stats: ORU
Team Quick Facts: ORU Quick Facts
2019 Media Guide: ORU Media Guide

Quick Hits

  • The Golden Eagles took down the Northern Kentucky Norse, 5-2, on Tuesday in Highland Heights, Kentucky.
  • ORU ranks in the top 10 in the following categories according NCAA statistics:
    • Assists per game (4th)
    • Penalty Kicks (1st)
    • Points per game (5th)
    • Scoring offense (6th)
    • Shots on Goal per game (7th)
    • Total Assists (5th)
    • Total Goals (8th)
    • Total Points (8th)
  • Four-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, goalkeeper Miles Motakef, leads the league in save percentage (.756) and second in goals-against average (0.97). Motakef is third in goals against (11)
  • Reed Berry is leads the Summit League in goals scored with nine and points with 23. Berry is also second in assists with five. Berry ranks 14th in the nation in goals per game.
  • Tanguy Guerineau leads the league in assists with 10. Guerineau leads the nation in total assists and assists per game.
  • Dante Brigida leads the Summit League in goals with nine and is second in points with 19. He ranks ninth in the nation in game-winning goals and 14th in goals per game.
  • ORU has received votes in the Top 25 and is currently ranked fifth in the West Region according to the United Soccer Coaches poll.
  • The Golden Eagles were picked fourth in the Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll.
  • Head Coach Ryan Bush is in his seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. Bush has a 48-53-16 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
  • Overall, the Golden Eagles returned 16 players and added 21 newcomers to the 2019 squad.

Opponent Information

  • Central Arkansas is 8-5-1 and is currently on a four game winning streak. The Bears defeated Memphis, 4-1, on October 22.
  • The Golden Eagles are 7-8-1 all-time against Central Arkansas.
  • In the last two meetings Central Arkansas has defeated ORU in Tulsa and in Conway. The Golden Eagles haven't won since 2016.

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 at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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