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ORU and Arkansas Meet in Mid-Week Matchup

ORU and Arkansas Meet in Mid-Week Matchup
Week #3 | ORU at Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Schedule Coverage Series History

vs. Arkansas
 
Tuesday
  Sept. 5 | 7 p.m.

vs. Arkansas
   Live Stats

All-Time vs. Arkansas:
  UA leads 11-8

 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Oral Roberts volleyball is right back on the road for a mid-week matchup at Arkansas Tuesday night in non-conference action. The match gets underway with first serve scheduled for 7 p.m. at Barnhill Arena with live coverage on SEC Network+.

OPENING SERVE

•ORU makes a return trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, after facing the Razorbacks at home last season where the Golden Eagles swept through the contest in straight sets. ORU is on the court following a 1-2 weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Ameritas Players Challenge that ended with a 3-0 win over UMBC in the finale.

 

•Arkansas enters the rare mid-week matchup having lost only once in six matches this season, coming to No. 6 Wisconsin. The Razorbacks picked up a tournament title on their home court defeating CSU Bakersfield, ULM and Utah State during the opening weekend. Pilar Victoria is one of the nation's top hitters this year posting 142 kills and 6.76 kills per set.

 

Laura Milos has led ORU in kills in every match this year reaching double figures in all six matches, including a pair of 20+ efforts in back-to-back contests. Milos broke The Summit League's single-season kill record a season ago totaling 631, ranking fourth in the NCAA. The senior earned all-tournament team honors at both Purdue and Nebraska.

 

•Setters Bria Bergman and Lucija Bojanjac continue to split time with Bergman tallying 112 set assists after a career-best 31 against Saint Mary's, while Bojanjac has totaled 96 as she chases the all-time record at ORU.

 

•Newcomer CeCe Madison has made a significant impact for the Golden Eagles as an offensive option hitting double-figure kills in four of six appearances. A native of Midlothian, Texas, she  is averaging 3.10 kills per set and added six service aces.

 

•ORU returned all six starters as well as its libero from a 2016 squad that advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time in The Summit League since 2011.

 

•Head Coach Sheera Sirola, ORU's all-time winningest coach, welcomed seven newcomers to the lineup, including two transfers and five freshmen.

 

•The Golden Eagles have reached the conference tournament each of the last five seasons. They were eliminated in the semifinals by host Denver in 2016.

 

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