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Men's Soccer Opens Exhibition Season Thursday vs. USAO

Men's Soccer Opens Exhibition Season Thursday vs. USAO

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's soccer team will see its first live action Thursday, August 18 as the Golden Eagles host USAO in the first of two exhibition matches. 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.

Important Links
Live Stats: vs. USAO
Free Video: vs. USAO
Stats (2015): ORU
Stats (2015): USAO

Quick Hits

  • ORU is coming off a 7-7-4 season but finished 3-2-1 in Summit League play to finish runner-up in both the regular season and league tournament.

  • The Golden Eagles played in the championship match for the first time since 2011.

  • The Golden Eagles return first team All-Summit League selection Matthew Rogers as well as All-Newcomer selections in Alexis Derennes and Tarik Nicholls.

Opponent Information

  • USAO has won four of the last five Sooner Athletic Conference regular season titles, and the Drovers were picked to once again finish on top, earning nine of the possible 10 first place votes.

  • USAO finished 19-3 last year and were a perfect 9-0 in conference play, earning a spot in the NAIA National 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 at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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