TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team will open its home slate of the 2016 schedule Tuesday (Sept. 20) night at the Aerobics Center when Arkansas comes to town for it final non-conference tuneup. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Cooper Aerobics Center. Admission is free.
The game will also be aired live on Cox Sports Television (Channel 269) in the Tulsa area. Alex Perlman and Liz Lamers will have the call. For a complete channel listing click here. The match will also be streamed on the ORU Sports Network.
|Oral Roberts vs Arkansas | Sept. 20 | Tulsa, Okla.|
|vs. Arkansas - Tuesday, Sept. 20- 7 p.m.||Live Stats | ORUSN | Cox Sports TV (Cox 269)||
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► Laura Milos has continued her success on the court from last season. The junior leads the nation in four categories and ranks in the top-10 nationally in five. The Porec, Croatia sits atop the NCAA in kills per set (5.74), points per set (6.89) and total points (264). She ranks second in the country in aces per set (0.98) and service aces (45). She also ranks 11th in triple doubles (1).
► For her efforts during the Tulsa Invitation last weekend, Milos was tabbed to the All-Tournament Team, her fourth such award of the season. She finished the Invitational with 69 kills, 10 aces and a .222 attacking percentage.
► One constant for the Golden Eagles this year has been the play of its setter in Lucija Bojanjac. Bojanjac leads the team with 459 assists on the year and ranks well nationally at No. 62, while coming in second in The Summit League. She comes into Tuesday just four assists away from joining the 3,000 assists club currently with 2,996 on the season.
► Both Milos and Bojanjac continue to move up the ORU career leaderboards. Milos went up two places to sixth all-time now with 1,349 career kills. Bojanjac is now fifth in career assists with 2,996 during her three-year career.
► As a team, Oral Roberts leads the country in service aces with 108 on the season. The team averages 2.25 aces per set in its aggressive style of offense led by Laura Milos who is second in the nation with 45.
► The Summit League named Laura Milos the League's Offensive Player of the Week after the Central Arkansas Invitational. It marked the first award of its kind for the junior this season after she collected six a year ago. She sits third all-time in Summit League history with seven weekly awards.
► Milos has been tabbed as a Summit League Player to Watch coming into the 2016 season. Milos is coming off a First Team AVCA All-Midwest Region award as well as being named a First Team All-League member in 2015. Milos earned the League's Offensive Player of the Week award five times last season.
► The Golden Eagles received 42 points in The Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll and were slated to finish fourth in the League.
► Arkansas comes into the match at 2-9 on the season after taking one of three weekend matches at the Arkansas Invitational. The Razorbacks fell to Southern Miss and No. 25 Kansas State before closing out the weekend with a 3-1 win over UMKC.
► Arkansas leads the all-time series with the Golden Eagles 7-11 with the last meeting coming during the 2014 season in Fayetteville when the Golden Eagles defeated Arkansas, 3-2.
► The Razorbacks are led by senior Danielle Harbin who comes into the match with a team high 157 kills. She also leads the club with 3.83 kills per set. Ana Sofia Jusino holds the best attacking percentage for the Razorbacks at .265. Barbara Dapic (33) and Jusino (39) led the team in blocks.
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