TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team will play its third consecutive home match Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. against the SIUE Cougars at the Case Soccer Complex. The Golden Eagles received votes in this week's United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll.
ORU (RV) - 5-1
SIUE - 2-2-1
- The Golden Eagles won their third-straight game with a 2-1 victory in double overtime against Valparaiso, September 15.
- Three-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, goalkeeper Miles Motakef, leads the league in save percentage (.850), goals against (3) and goals-against average (0.72).
- Dante Brigida leads the Summit League in goals scored with five and points with 10. Reed Berry also has 10 points on the season. Tanguy Guerineau leads the league in assists with four.
- ORU is received votes in the Top 25 and is currently ranked fifth in the West Region according to the United Soccer Coaches poll.
- Last season, ORU finished the year 6-7-3 and went 0-3-2 in The Summit League.
- ORU returns four All-Summit League Team members. Senior forward Tanguy Guerineau was named to the 2018 First Team and All-Newcomer team. Sophomore goalkeeper Miles Motakef earned a spot on the All-Newcomer team. Junior Dante Brigida was honored on the Second Team along with senior Junior Chavez. Chavez was named 2019 Preseason Player to Watch.
- The Golden Eagles were picked fourth in the Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll.
- Head Coach Ryan Bush is back for his seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. After five seasons, Bush has a 42-52-16 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
- Overall, the Golden Eagles return 16 players and add 21 newcomers to the 2019 squad.
- SIUE is 2-2-1 after defeating Butler, 2-1, September 17 in double overtime at home.
- Last season, ORU defeated SIUE, 2-1, in double overtime in Edwardsville, Illinois.
- The Cougars were picked to finish fourth in the Mid-American Conference.
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