TULSA, Okla. -- The Oral Roberts volleyball team will wrap up the final two weeks of its spring exhibition season following an impressive showing last weekend at Missouri State.
The Golden Eagles picked up a pair of 2-0 wins over SIU-Edwardsville and Arkansas before earning a 2-1 win over host Missouri State. The win over the Lady Bears carries excitement and momentum into the final weeks of spring practice.
"The Missouri State Tournament was a tough and successful tournament for us," said head coach Sheera Sirola. "Our effort and energy against Missouri State and Arkansas was where we wanted it to be and we saw that in the results. I'm pleased with the progress we are making and hopeful we can take that into the fall season."
MSU is coming off its eighth NCAA tournament in the last 13 seasons and also returns the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, while SEC foe Arkansas finished 17-13 last season.
ORU returns six starters from last year including All-Summit League First Team selections, Laura Milos and Lucija Bojanjac, for their junior season. Milos was also an AVCA All-Midwest Region selection after finishing in the top 10 in the nation in nearly every offensive category. Bojanjac led The Summit League in assists for a second consecutive season.
Last season the Golden Eagle lineup was one of the youngest in the nation with just two seniors and two juniors on the roster ... The 2016 version could be not only one of the most experience lineups in The Summit League, but in the nation. A pair of seniors, Nika Mostahinic and Kari Anderson will be the lone seniors while Laura Milos, Shelby Cox, Lucija Bojanjac and Maggie DiPronio all enter their junior seasons with 230 matches combined between the quartet … ORU signed two at the early signing period in November as Alexa Bass (Argyle, Texas) and Taylan Nero (Tulsa, Okla.) will join the team in the fall … Laura Milos moved into 9th on the all-time kills list at ORU with 1,085 kills … Lucija Bojanjac is currently sixth for ORU on the all-time assists list with 2,537 … The 2016 schedule for the Golden Eagles has not been released yet.
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