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Taylor Posts Triple-Double as ORU Downs SDSU, 3-1

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 09/26/2010
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TULSA – Freshman Laura Taylor recorded a triple-double and three other Golden Eagles scored in double-figures as Oral Roberts dropped South Dakota State by a score of 3-1 (27-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22) on Sunday at the Aerobics Center. The Golden Eagles improved to 4-2 in Summit League play.

The ORU offense came out firing on Sunday, posting a season-high 78 kills for a .364 hitting percentage and a season-best 70 assists.

Taylor, a Broken Arrow, Okla., native, put together her first-ever triple-double with career highs of 12 kills and 50 assists, while also pitching in 10 digs. Taylor committed only two errors for a team-high .526 hitting percentage.

Tatum Fredeen (Bentonville, Ark.) had another huge match, smashing a season-high 18 kills against only three errors for a .469 hitting percentage.

Junior Serena Cate (Yorba Linda, Calif.) posted her third double-double of the year with a season-high 17 kills and 10 digs. Cate also handed out a career-best seven assists.

Sophomore Olivia Ophus (Tulsa, Okla.) tied a career high with 12 kills and tallied nine digs, while also handing out a career-best five assists.

Freshman Jessica Pancratz (Tulsa, Okla.) earned her first start of the season and posted nine kills, while Elizabeth McVicker (Owasso, Okla.) also chipped in nine kills.

Cassidy Holmes (Tulsa, Okla.) and Bruna Silva (Niteroi, Brazil) also recorded double-digit digs in Sunday’s victory with 13 and 12, respectively.

As a team, the Golden Eagles hit .364, while South Dakota State (6-7, 2-3) hit .321 with 51 kills and only nine errors.

Kelli Fiegen and Ellyce Youngren both led the Jacks with 13 kills apiece.

The Golden Eagles resume Summit League play at Centenary next Saturday.

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