TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team is back in action Saturday, October 19 against Summit League preseason favorite Denver at the Case Soccer Complex at 7 p.m.
ORU (RV) - 9-2-0, 2-0-0
Denver – 2-8-2, 0-1-1
- The Golden Eagles fell to 9-2 on the season after their last match with a 3-2 shortfall against the University of Tulsa.
- ORU ranks in the top 10 in the following categories according NCAA statistics:
- Assists per game (4th)
- Penalty Kicks (1st)
- Points per game (5th)
- Scoring offense (5th)
- Shots on Goal per game (6th)
- Total Assists (8th)
- Four-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, goalkeeper Miles Motakef, leads the league in save percentage (.763) and goals-against average (0.97). Motakef is second in goals against (9)
- Reed Berry is leads the Summit League in goals scored with nine and points with 22. Berry is also second in assists with four. Berry ranks ninth in the nation in goals per game.
- Tanguy Guerineau leads the league in assists with seven. Guerineau is 11th in the nation in assists per game and 10th in total assists.
- ORU has 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 46-53-16 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
- Overall, the Golden Eagles returned 16 players and added 21 newcomers to the 2019 squad.
- Denver is 2-8-2 after its previous game with Saint Louis. The Pioneers also fell to Western Illinois, 4-3, first time in program history.
- Last season, ORU fell to Denver, 5-0, in Denver, Colorado. The Golden Eagles are 0-11-0 all-time against the Pioneers.
- ORU has not beaten Denver in program history.
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.