Score: Oral Roberts 0 – No. 7 Minnesota 3
Records: ORU (4-10, 0-0 SL) – UMN (6-2, 0-0 B1G)
Location: Maturi Pavilion (Minneapolis, Minn.)
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Oral Roberts volleyball team closed the non-conference season with a road loss at No. 7 Minnesota (15-25, 9-25, 12-25) Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd inside Maturi Pavilion to finish the 2019 Diet Coke Classic.
The Golden Eagles scored the opening point of the match and went toe-to-toe with the national power Golden Gophers in set one. ORU cut the margin down to 16-12 in set one behind one of Bri Greenlee's three kills during the opening stanza, but the home side went on to claim the set.
ORU fell behind by a large margin in each of the final two frames and could not recover from the deficit despite continuing to battle in a hostile environment featuring 5,700 fans.
Inside the Box Score
- CeCe Madison was the lone Golden Eagles player to reach double-digit kills posting 10 and added 10 digs for a double-double effort. The senior also led the team with three blocks.
- Inka Inkret tallied 10 digs and closed the night with five kills.
- Sylvia Lawson finished with 19 set assists and nine digs.
- Saturday's contest marked ORU's first match against a top-10 opponent since playing at No. 2 Nebraska in 2008.
The Golden Eagles open Summit League play away from home at defending conference tournament champion South Dakota Sept. 27. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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