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Golden Eagles' Win Streak Stopped at USD

Golden Eagles' Win Streak Stopped at USD

The Basics
Score: South Dakota 3 – Oral Roberts 1
Records:  USD (9-7, 3-1 SL) – ORU (7-10, 4-1 SL)
Location: Sanford Coyote Sports Center (Vermillion, S.D.)

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team could not keep its winning streak intact falling in four sets (13-25, 25-21, 18-25, 19-25) to reigning Summit League champions South Dakota Tuesday night at Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

After a sluggish start to their third match of a five-day road trip, the Golden Eagles found their legs and rallied back to even the match by building an eight-point lead in set two and holding on.

ORU picked up double-digit kills from three players, led by sophomore CeCe Madison's 17 kills, but could not hold off the well-rested Coyotes to extend a four-match win streak. The loss was the first in Summit League action after a perfect 4-0 start.

Inside the Box Score

  • Madison posted her highest kill total of the campaign with 17 on a .343 hitting percentage.
  • Shelby Cox got into a groove in the second set with four of her season-high 14 kills on seven swings.
  • Laura Milos, named Sports Imports/AVCA and VolleyMob National Player of the Week Tuesday morning, totaled a 12-kill, 14-dig double-double.
  • Bria Bergman led ORU in set assists with 24, while Lucija Bojanjac added 21.
  • USD's Hayley Dotseth had the best match of her career totaling 23 kills, seven higher than her previous best, to lead the Coyotes to a season-best .409 hitting percentage.

Up Next
ORU returns home for its next two matches starting Saturday night against three-time defending Summit League tournament champion Denver. The action gets underway at 7 p.m. inside the Aerobics Center with live coverage available on the ORU Sports Network.

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