TULSA, Okla. – After receiving votes in the Top 25 poll for the third straight week, the ORU men's soccer team will play its first Summit League road match of the season Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m. at Eastern Illinois.
ORU (RV) - 8-1-0
Eastern Illinois – 4-4-1
- The Golden Eagles won their sixth-straight game with a 6-0 victory against Purdue Fort Wayne, September 28.
- Of the 17 statistics that are tracked by the NCAA, the Golden Eagles rank in the top 10 in nine of the categories.
- Assists per game (7th)
- Penalty Kicks (1st)
- Points per game (6th)
- Scoring offense (5th)
- Shots on Goal per game (5th)
- Total Assists (6th)
- Total Goals (6th)
- Total Points (6th)
- Won-Lost-Tied Percentage (7th)
- Four-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, goalkeeper Miles Motakef, leads the league in save percentage (.818), goals against (6) and goals-against average (0.82).
- Dante Brigida leads the Summit League in goals scored. Berry earned Summit League Men's Athlete of the Month for his efforts in the month of September.
- Reed Berry leads the league with 13 points on the season. Berry ranks seventh nationally in points per game and 16th in total goals.
- Tanguy Guerineau leads the league in assists with six. Guerineau is 11th in the nation in assists per game and eighth in total assists.
- Juan Arias was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week on September 30.
- ORU is received votes in the Top 25 and is currently ranked fourth in the West Region according to the United Soccer Coaches poll.
- The Golden Eagles were picked fourth in the Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll.
- Head Coach Ryan Bush is in his seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. Bush has a 45-52-16 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 4-4-1 after a 1-0 win over IUPUI on October 1st.
- Last season, ORU tied Eastern Illinois, 1-1, at the Case Soccer Complex.
- The Cougars were picked to finish sixth 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.