TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's soccer team will open its regular season Friday as the Golden Eagles host Arkansas Pine Bluff. First touch is set for 7 p.m. and admission to the Case Soccer Complex is free.
The match will be streamed free through the ORU Sports Network, and for the first time in program history will also be streamed free through Facebook Live on the ORU Athletics page.
- Last season, ORU finished the year 10-8-2 and was 6-2 in The Summit League to finish as the regular season runners-up.
- The Golden Eagles were picked to finish third in The Summit League in the preseason poll.
- ORU returns leading goal scorer and first team All-Summit League selection Brittney Lawrence, who had 10 goals for the Golden Eagles, including three game-winners.
- Also returning to the pitch from last year's team is All-Freshman selection Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl, who played in 16 games and made three starts, but led the team in saves (55) and save percentage (.797).
- Arkansas Pine Bluff went 6-10-1 last year with a 6-5 record in the SWAC.
- The Lions return 12 letterwinners from their 2015 squad, including Karissa Fenwick, who scored nine goals and was the Co-SWAC Freshman of the Year.
For the latest information on ORU women's soccer, follow @ORUWSoccer 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.