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Bison down Golden Eagles, 3-0, in Regular Season Finale

Bison down Golden Eagles, 3-0, in Regular Season Finale

Box Score

THE BASICS
Score: NDSU 3 – Oral Roberts 0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)
Records: NDSU (19-11, 10-6); ORU (14-15, 8-8)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Aerobics Center 

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team was unable to slow down a hot North Dakota State squad falling, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in The Summit League regular season finale.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles will enter The Summit League tournament as the No. 6 seed as a tie with South Dakota gave the Coyotes the No. 5 seed due to sweeping the season series. ORU will enter the postseason tournament Friday with a matchup against the No. 3 seed, Omaha.

Offensively the Golden Eagles struggled with a sub .100 hitting percentage for the first time as a team since posting a .087 percentage Sept. 29, 2014 against Denver.

Sophomore Laura Milos led the way with just 10 kills, while Lucija Bojanjac tallied just 19 assists.

The Bison were led by Emily Miron with a match-high 13 kills and Mikaela Purnell on the defensive side of the net with 23 digs.

THE LEADERS
Oral Roberts: Laura Milos finished with 10 kills as Lucija Bojanjac added 19 assists.
NDSU: Emily Miron tallied 13 kills while Mikaela Purnell posted 23 digs in a win for the Bison. 

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- ORU finished with a season-low .090 hitting percentage as they failed to reach the .100 mark for the first time since 9/29/14 against Denver.
- Offensively the 29 kills were also the lowest since a 24 kill performance against Portland State earlier this season.
- Laura Milos reached just 10 kills as she missed the 20 kill mark for just the 10th time in 29 matches this year.
- ORU and NDSU split the season series with the visiting team winning each match.

UP NEXT
The Golden Eagles head to Denver as the No. 6 seed in next week's Summit League Tournamnet. ORU opens tournament action Friday against Omaha at 7:30 p.m. 

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