TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's soccer team will continue its road trip as it takes on Omaha on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 p.m., at Caniglia Field.
ORU 4-7-3 (1-1-2) at Omaha 4-9-1 (1-3-0)
Caniglia Field | Omaha, Neb.
Projected Weather | Cloudy, 61°, 57% Humidity, 10% Precipitation
SCOUTING THE MAVERICKS
Omaha enters the match coming off of back-to-back losses to South Dakota State (2-0) and Denver (2-0). Tim Walters has posted an 18-30-4 overall record in his three years of leading the Mavericks. The Omaha offense is paced by senior midfielder Jaden Thiem who leads the Mavericks with six points on the season. Omaha has scored seven goals in 14 games with all seven goals coming from a different Maverick each time. Erin Bunker sits between the pipes for Omaha, the senior has started all four league games for the Mavericks, while recording five saves. Omaha is 0-4-1 when competing on Sunday's.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. OMAHA
Oral Roberts leads the all-time series 5-1-0, including a 2-1-0 record when playing at Caniglia Field. It will be the first visit to Omaha for the Golden Eagles since dropping a 2-0 match to the Mavericks on Oct. 7, 2016. Last season's match ended in a 2-0 victory for ORU as McKenzie Edwards and Jordan Langebartels each found the back of the net in the second half.
LAST TIME OUT
The Golden Eagles opened a three-match road trip defeating North Dakota, 1-0, in an overtime thriller. Nicole Gornell began the Golden Eagles attack as she found Drishana Pillay who drew a foul inside the box. Jordan Langebartels stepped up and converted the penalty kick to give the Oral Roberts its first road Summit League victory since October 29, 2017. ORU outshot the UND 18-6, while freshman goalkeeper Allison Austin recorded her first collegiate shutout.
ALL-TIME WATCH LIST
Senior forward Jordan Langebartels is one goal away from breaking into the ORU all-time top-10 list. The Tulsa native currently has 17 career goals in 59 games played, former Golden Eagle Ashley Aldrich (1996-99) is No. 10 on the all-time list with 18 career goals.
HOME SWEET HOME
Four Golden Eagles hail from Omaha, Neb., including sisters Anna Gornell and Nicole Gornell who made the trip. The Gornell girls, along with Rachael Baker, each graduated from Millard West HS, while Patty Kliver graduated from Omaha Marian.
MISTER ROGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD
Head Coach Roger Bush is back for his seventh season leading the Golden Eagles, after six seasons Bush has a 60-60-12 record at ORU. Student-athletes under Bush have earned 26 all-conference honors, 13 player of the week awards and two have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Bush was named the 2016 Summit League Women's Coach of the Year.
SUMMIT LEAGUE PRESEASON OUTLOOK
A year after finishing 3-5-0 in league play, the Golden Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the 2019 Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll. Senior midfielder Jordan Langenbartels was one of 13 athletes named to the The Summit League Players to Watch List, Langenbartels led the Golden Eagles with career-highs in goals (7) and points (18) despite only appearing in 15 of 20 matches.
SUMMIT LEAGUE CURRENT OUTLOOK
Six teams currently have five or more points, while South Dakota State remains at the top of The Summit with a perfect 4-0 record. North Dakota follows in second with nine points, while Denver is in third with seven and Western Illinois in fourth with six points. NDSU and ORU each have five points with a 1-1-2 record in league play. Multiple Golden Eagles rank amongst the top of numerous statistical categories including Langebartels No. 2 in shots (15), points (5) and goals (3). Kelli Keller leads the Golden Eagles with a shots on goal percentage of .750 and is No. 2 in shots on goal (6) in The Summit.
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