TULSA, Okla. – The 2016 volleyball season gets underway Friday and Saturday as Oral Roberts heads to Norman for the Oklahoma Invitational.
The Golden Eagles open the season Friday against the host Sooners at 7 p.m. The match can be seen on Fox College Sports-Central. ORU will conclude tournament action Saturday against UMKC at 10 a.m. and UTEP at 5 p.m.
|Oral Roberts at Oklahoma Invitational | Aug. 26-27 | Norman, Okla.|
|Schedule||Coverage||At A Glance|
|vs. Oklahoma - Friday, Aug. 26 - 7 p.m.||Live Stats | Video ($) | FCSC||
All-Time vs. OU - 26-22
|vs. UMKC - Saturday, Aug. 27 - 10 a.m.||Live Stats
|vs UTEP - Saturday, Aug. 27 - 5 p.m.||Live Stats
|Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram // Game Notes: ORU | OU | UMKC | UTEP|
► The Golden Eagles hold a 26-22 all-time series lead over the sooners, a 41-4 all-time series lead over UMKC and trail the all-time series, 8-9 against UTEP.
► ORU returns top kill and assist leaders Laura Milos (5.07 k/s) and Lucija Bojanjac (10.71 a/s) from a year ago. Milos, a junior, continues to climb the ORU record book in career kills, sitting ninth all-time with 1,085 kills after two seasons with the Golden Eagles. Bojanjac currently sits sixth in the ORU recordbook with 2,537 assists in her career.
► Milos has been tabbed as a Summit League Player to Watch coming into the 2016 season. The Zagreb, Croatia native is coming off a First Team AVCA All-Midwest Region award as well as being named a First Team All-League member in 2015. Milos earned the League's Offensive Player of the Week award five times last season.
► The Golden Eagles received 42 points in The Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll and were slated to finish fourth in the League.
► See what Sheera Sirola, who enters her 14th season on the Golden Eagles bench, had to say about the expectations leading into the 2016 season >> http://orueagl.es/2bEoWw3
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