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Picht Tallies Ten Kills in ORU's Loss at Missouri State

Picht Tallies Ten Kills in ORU's Loss at Missouri State

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 0 – Missouri State 3
Records: ORU (1-3) – MSU (1-3)
Location: Hammons Student Center (Springfield, Mo.)

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team lost its opening match of the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational to host Missouri State in three sets (18-25, 16-25, 19-25) Friday night at Hammons Student Center.

 

The Bears used big runs in the early stages of each set and ORU could not recover despite late surges. Lara Picht recorded a team-leading 10 kills and Tori Roe added 16 digs for the Golden Eagles.

 

ORU's attack failed to get in sync against the Bears strong defense and was limited to a -.007 hitting percentage, only reaching a positive number in the final set with 12 kills.

 

Inside the Box Score

  • Picht was able to find space over the top of the MSU block and reach double-figure kills for the first time in 2018 and third time in her career.
  • Morgan Blomquist tallied ORU's only solo block and registered a pair of block assists, while Taylan Nero posted a team-best three block assists. Blomquist and Nero also hit three kills apiece.
  • Bria Bergman led all players with 23 set assists and recorded eight digs, but was held without a kill for the first time this season.
  • MSU out-dug the Golden Eagles by a 72-56 margin.

 

Up Next
The Golden Eagles face a quick turnaround and are back on the court Saturday morning for a 10 a.m. start against unbeaten Ball State (4-0) before closing the weekend at 5 p.m. taking on Grambling State (0-4). Live stats will be available at www.ORUAthletics.com.

 

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