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ORU Rolls Past Western Illinois on Saturday, 3-0

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 09/11/2010
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TULSA – The Oral Roberts volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-21, 25-10) of Western Illinois on Saturday night at the Aerobics Center to improve to 2-0 in Summit League play.

After taking the first set by a score of 25-18, the Golden Eagles found themselves down 5-15 in the second frame before mounting a furious rally to outscore the Leathernecks by a 20-6 margin down the stretch. ORU used that momentum to rout Western Illinois (3-5, 0-1) in the final set by a score of 25-10.

Serena Cate (Yorba Linda, Calif.) led ORU with 11 kills against three errors, while also posting seven digs and five blocks.

Elizabeth McVicker (Owasso, Okla.) smashed eight kills on the offensive end and led the Golden Eagles with six total blocks. McVicker recorded a new career high with five block assists on Saturday.

Freshman Laura Taylor (Broken Arrow, Okla.) turned in an all-around performance, smashing six kills against no errors, while also handing out a game-high 28 assists and posting seven digs and three blocks.

Sophomore Tatum Fredeen (Bentonville, Ark.) chipped in with six kills and a game-high three service aces, while Cassidy Holmes (Tulsa, Okla.) led ORU with 13 digs.

The Golden Eagles recorded 42 kills for a .263 hitting percentage, while stifling the Leathernecks to just a .031 hitting percentage.

ORU returns to play against UMKC on Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

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