TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts University volleyball team returns home to close out the regular season Friday and Sunday against league leading Denver and North Dakota State in Summit League action.
The Golden Eagles look for their first win against Denver in the all-time series after dropping a heartbreaker in Colorado earlier this season. Friday night the Golden Eagles will also honor their two seniors, Jovana Poljasevic and Sadie Schaffner before closing the regular season Sunday against North Dakota State.
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► The Oral Roberts volleyball team will close out the regular season at home starting with senior night Friday against league leading Denver. The Golden Eagles will finish the weekend Sunday looking for a season sweep of North Dakota State. Both ORU, Denver and NDSU have all clinched spots in next week's Summit League Tournament as the top six teams continue to battle for seeding.
► Sophomore Laura Milos has continues her all-America pace as she climbs the ORU and Summit League record books. Milos currently ranks fourth in kills in a single-season and sixth in The Summit League record books with 541 kills. Ksenija Kugler (717) holds the ORU record while Ori Zuzic holds The Summit League mark with 626.
► Milos set a ORU and Summit League record with 12 service aces 10/25 against South Dakota State. The mark was a NCAA single-match and also the most service aces since 2011 for any school at the Division I level.
► Setter, Lucija Bojanjac is still keeping an impressive pace for the ORU offense. Bojanjac leads The Summit League with 11.13 assist per set which also ranks 24th nationally. She set a career-high with 69 assists in a loss at IUPUI.
► Jovana Poljasevic has been one of the top ORU players offensively in the final games of the regular season with 31 kills in three matches and two hitting percentages over .400.
► Milos is still second in the nation in kills (541) and kills per set (5.20) behind only Carnae Dillard of North Texas. Dillard - who beat ORU on Sept. 19 - leads the nation with 5.49 kills per set and 1,608 total kills.
► As a team the Golden Eagles rank in the top 50 nationally in aces per set. ORU averages 1.50 ace per set this season leads The Summit League while Milos ranks 20th individually at 0.44 aces per set.
UP NEXT FOR ORU
The Golden Eagles have clinched a spot in The Summit League Tournament next weekend hosted by the University of Denver. ORU is one of six teams still battling for seeding during the final weekend.
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