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ORU Visits UMKC in Friday Night Showdown

ORU Visits UMKC in Friday Night Showdown

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's soccer team will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, to take on UMKC Friday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m.

The match will be streamed online through WAC Digital Network. Fans may also follow Live Stats or the @ORUMSoccer Twitter page for in-game updates.

Important Links

Live Stats: vs. UMKC
Live Video: vs. UMKC
Stats (2018): ORU
Summit League Notebook: Week Two

Quick Hits

  • ORU is currently 1-1 overall this season and is third in the Summit League standings.
  • The Golden Eagles opened the 2018 season with a 1-0 overtime win at Drake Friday, August 24. ORU then took on Bradley, but fell 1-0 to the Braves in the final minute the following Sunday.
  • Freshman Miles Motakef earned the first Summit League Defensive Player of the Week honor of the 2018 season. Motakef leads the league in overall save percentage with 84.6 percent and leads the league in saves with 11. He is currently second in goals-against with an average of 0.95.
  • ORU returns Summit League Second Team All-League member Junior Chavez. Also returning from last year's team is All-Newcomer selection Dante Brigida.
  • Head Coach Ryan Bush is back for his sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. After five seasons, Bush has a 32-45-13 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
  • Overall, the Golden Eagles return 11 players and add 19 newcomers to the 2018 squad.

Opponent Information

  • UMKC opened the 2018 season with a 0-2 record. The Roos fell to Missouri State 3-1 and SIUE 1-0 in double overtime.
  • UMKC was picked to finish ninth in the Western Athletic Conference preseason poll.

 

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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