TULSA, Okla. – For just the second time this season, the Oral Roberts volleyball team will be at home Sunday as the Golden Eagles host Omaha at 1:30 p.m. inside the Aerobics Center. ORU enters the weekend 8-8 while Omaha is 3-14, but will face South Dakota State Friday night. Both teams are looking for their first Summit League wins of the year.
|Week #6 | ORU vs. Omaha | October 2 | 1:30 p.m. | Tulsa, Okla. (Aerobics Center)|
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► The Golden Eagles start a four match homestand as they host Omaha Sunday. ORU played just one home game during the nonconference schedule.
► ORU completed the nonconference schedule with an 8-6 record including a thrilling 3-0 sweep of Arkansas in the home opener. It was the third win in a row for ORU inside the series against the Razorbacks and came in front of a Aerobics Center record crowd of 1,272 fans.
► Laura Milos has continued her success on the court from last season. The junior leads the nation in four categories and ranks in the top-10 nationally in many others. The Porec, Croatia, native sits atop the NCAA in kills per set (5.8), aces per set (0.93), points per set (6.91) and attacks per set (14.41). She also ranks second in service aces (52) second in points (387), third in total kills (325) and13th in triple doubles (1).
► For her efforts during the Tulsa Invitational, Milos was tabbed to the All-Tournament Team, her fourth such award of the season. She finished the Invitational with 69 kills, 10 aces and a .222 attacking percentage.
► One constant for the Golden Eagles this year has been the play of its setter in Lucija Bojanjac. Bojanjac leads the team with 570 assists on the year and ranks well nationally at No. 40, while coming in second in The Summit League. With her performance against Arkansas, Bojanjac joined the 3,000 assists club and now has 3,107 for her career.
► Both Milos and Bojanjac continue to move up the ORU career leaderboards. Milos went up two places to sixth all-time now with 1,349 career kills. Bojanjac is now fifth in career assists with 2,996 during her three-year career.
► As a team, Oral Roberts leads the country in service aces with 116 on the season. The team averages 2.27 aces per set in its aggressive style of offense led by Laura Milos who leads the nation with 49.
► The Summit League named Laura Milos the League's Offensive Player of the Week after the Central Arkansas Invitational and again after the Tulsa Invitational. With two honors already in her junior season, she sits third all-time in Summit League history with eight weekly awards.
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