TULSA, Okla. – After a loss in Brookings, S.D., on October 9, the Oral Roberts women's soccer team regrouped and did not lose again the rest of the season. The Golden Eagles rattled off six straight wins to earn a berth in the Summit League Championship match, where they finished in a tie with South Dakota State.
The change in mentality was immediately apparent as the Golden Eagles won their next two Summit League games by a combined score of 13-2. At the end of the year it was the defense that stepped up as ORU finished the year with three straight shut outs.
Thanks in part to the late season run, ORU also claimed Offensive Player of the Year (Lexi Jones) and Coach of the Year (Roger Bush) honors to go with three First Team All-League and two All-Freshman Team honorees. It was ORU's second player of the year award in as many seasons.
This is the seventh of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2016-17 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2016-17
#15 – MBB – Nzekwesi Named Top Summit League Freshman
#14 – MSOC – Golden Eagles Earn Votes in National Poll
#13 – WBB – ORU Wins Third Straight PSO Mayor's Cup Game
#12 – BSB – ORU Tops 11th-Ranked Sooners
#11 – TRACK – Dial Inducted to Hall of Fame
#10 – VB – Milos Leads Nation in Aces per Set
#9 – WSOC – ORU Unbeaten in Final Seven Matches
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