TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team will begin Summit League play Saturday, September 28 at 7 p.m. against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at 7 p.m. inside the Case Soccer Complex.
ORU (RV) - 7-1-0
Incarnate Word - 3-5-0
- The Golden Eagles won their fifth-straight game with a 1-0 victory against Incarnate Word, September 23.
- Three-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, goalkeeper Miles Motakef, leads the league in save percentage (.800), goals against (6) and goals-against average (0.95).
- Dante Brigida leads the Summit League in goals scored with seven and points with 14. Reed Berry is just behind Brigida with 13 points on the season. Tanguy Guerineau leads the league in assists with six.
- ORU is received votes in the Top 25 and is currently ranked fourth 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 44-52-16 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
- Overall, the Golden Eagles returned 16 players and added 21 newcomers to the 2019 squad.
- Purdue Fort Wayne is 3-5-0 after suffering losses in its past two games, 3-1 each, against Northern Illinois and Wright State.
- Last season, ORU fell to PFW, 3-1, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- The Mastodons were picked to finish third in the Summit League.
For the latest information on ORU men's soccer, follow @ORUMSoccer on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.