Score: Oral Roberts 0 – South Dakota 3
Records: ORU (7-14, 4-5 SL) – USD (14-8, 8-2 SL)
Location: Sanford Coyote Sports Center (Vermillion, S.D.)
VERMILLION, S.D. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team got double-double performances from Bria Bergman and Inka Inkret in a loss at South Dakota (20-25,17-25, 25-27) Sunday afternoon at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
The Golden Eagles had a good start offensively hitting .286 in the opening set, but the Coyotes exploded and tallied a .356 hitting percentage to win with an 11-5 run in the middle stages. USD build a 2-0 set advantage leading for all but a 1-1 tie in the second stanza aided by a 10-3 start.
ORU out-hit the Coyotes in the final set thanks to 10 kills from Inkret and rallied from a 22-19 deficit with a 4-0 run keyed by kills from CeCe Madison, Katarina Mikulic and Inkret for a 23-22 edge. The Golden Eagles had a chance to climb back into the contest with a pair of set points, but were unable to convert as USD finished off the match, 27-25.
Inside the Box Score
- Bergman tallied yet another double-double for ORU with a 34-assist, 12-dig effort, while adding three kills on six swings. Inkret finished with a team-best 15 kills, including 10 in the final frame, and 12 digs.
- Bri Greenlee was electric from the start as she put away each of her first six swings in the opening set and ended the afternoon with eight kills and a .318 hitting percentage.
- Tori Roe paced the defense putting up 19 digs, while Madison chipped in 13 as four Golden Eagles reached double figures.
- Morgan Blomquist led ORU at the net totaling four block assists.
The Golden Eagles close their road trip Tuesday night with a stop in Fargo, North Dakota, to face the Bison of North Dakota State. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. with live video and stats available at www.ORUAthletics.com.
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