|Week #8 | ORU vs. Omaha (Tulsa, Okla.)|
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TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team returns to action after an eight-day break and faces Omaha Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. trying to remain in first place in The Summit League standings.
•The Golden Eagles remain in a tie for first place in The Summit League standings with a 5-1 record after sweeping defending champion Denver at home last Saturday. ORU closes the first half of the conference slate hosting Omaha, a team that started 3-0 in league play, but currently sits at 3-3 having dropped three in a row.
•Laura Milos, the Oct. 3 National Player of the Week by Sports Imports/AVCA and VolleyMob, ranks fourth in the nation with 343 total kills and third totaling 5.20 kills per set after a 21-kill effort against the Pioneers hitting a career-best .559. Her 2,059 career kills is the most all-time by an active player in the NCAA, while she became just the second player in ORU history to total more than 200 service aces.
•Setter Lucija Bojanjac, the Golden Eagles' all-time assists leader, closes in on the 4,000 assist milestone with 353 this season. Bria Bergman paces the team tallying 359 assists helping ORU lead the conference in assists per set, ranking 53rd in the country at 12.85.
•CeCe Madison put up 10 kills against Denver and has hit double figures 14 times in 18 appearances, while adding five double-doubles. The sophomore currently ranks third in the league with 216 kills and has joined Milos to be a force in The Summit League averaging a combined 8.47 kills per set.
•ORU holds a 4-6 record against Omaha in the all-time series falling in five sets in both meetings a season ago and dropped four-straight to the Mavericks overall.
•Omaha suffered a 3-0 loss at North Dakota State Friday night and has lost three straight to sit in fifth in the league standings. The Mavericks have three players with more than 150 kills on the season and senior setter Sydney O'Shaughnessy is climbing the conference's all-time assists list behind 10.13 assists per set, ranking second in the league this season.
•Head Coach Sheera Sirola, ORU's all-time winningest coach, welcomed seven newcomers to the lineup, including two transfers and five freshmen for 2017.
•The Golden Eagles have reached the conference tournament each of the last five seasons. They were eliminated in the semifinals by host and top-seed Denver in 2016.
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