TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's soccer team will open the 2018 season on the road in Des Moines, Iowa, to take on the Drake Bulldogs Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
- The Golden Eagles finished preseason with two exhibition wins at the Case Soccer Complex. ORU defeated USAO 2-1 on August 14 and Oklahoma Baptist, 3-0, August 18.
- Last season, ORU finished the year 4-11-1 and was 1-4 in The Summit League for a fifth place finish.
- ORU returns Summit League Second Team All-League member Junior Chavez. Chavez recorded two goals for the Golden Eagles last season and made one assist.
- Also returning from last year's team is All-Newcomer selection Dante Brigida. Brigida recorded four goals last season for eight points. He had a 43.8 percent shots-on-goal percentage with two game winning goals against Incarnate Word and SIUE.
- Head Coach Ryan Bush is back for his sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. After five seasons, Bush has a 31-44-13 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
- Overall, the Golden Eagles return 11 players and add 19 newcomers to the 2018 squad.
- Drake ended the 2017 season with a 6-11-2 overall and 2-4-2 Missouri Valley Conference record.
- The Bulldogs played three exhibition games and won all three with a combined goal total of 13-2. Drake was picked to finish sixth in the MVC preseason poll.
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