Golden Eagles Face Mavericks with Chance at Summit League Title

Golden Eagles Face Mavericks with Chance at Summit League Title
Week #12 | ORU at Omaha
Schedule Coverage Series History

at Omaha
 
Friday
 Nov. 10 | 7 p.m.

at Omaha
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All-Time vs. UNO:
  ORU trails 5-6

 

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OMAHA, Neb. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team has a chance to do something it hasn't done since 2006, win a Summit League regular season title. The Golden Eagles play their final match of the regular season Friday night at Omaha starting at 7 p.m.

OPENING SERVE

•The Golden Eagles have won seven of their last eight matches heading into the regular season finale with the Mavericks needing a win to clinch their first Summit League title since 2006.

 

•ORU will enter next week's conference championship no lower than a No. 3 seed depending on how the final weekend plays out and tie-breaking scenarios that will make your head spin. The top two seeds earn a bye into the Summit League semifinals.

 

Laura Milos, the Oct. 3 National Player of the Week by Sports Imports/AVCA and VolleyMob, ranks second in the NCAA with 479 total kills and third at 5.32 kills per set. The senior also is fourth in the country averaging 0.54 service aces per set and is six digs away from becoming the 10th player in school history to reach 1,000 career digs.

 

•Setter Lucija Bojanjac, ORU's all-time assists leader, moved up to eighth in The Summit League's career assists leaders totaling 502 this season (5.58 per set) and 4,126 in her tenure. Bria Bergman is right with the senior and added 498 assists (5.53 per set) helping the Golden Eagles lead the conference in assists per set, ranking 38th in the country at 13.09.

 

Megan Doran picked up the first Summit League Player of the Week honor of her career Oct. 30 behind a brilliant defensive effort. The redshirt junior posted 11 blocks in seven sets to average 1.57 blocks per set and leads ORU with 1.15 per set this season.

 

•ORU has posted a 5-6 record all-time against Omaha after snapping a five-match skid to the Mavericks with a sweep at home October 15.

 

•Omaha has two matches remaining in the regular season, both coming at home, as it tries to improve its seed for the conference tournament. The Mavs dropped two on the road last week at South Dakota and Denver

 

•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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