Opponents Announced for Buffalo Tournament
ORU’s season opener against San Jose State is scheduled for 11 am CT on Friday, August 24. The Spartans were 12-17 a season ago, with a 6-8 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.
At 5 pm CT on August 24, the Golden Eagles will complete the day’s doubleheader against Canisius. The Golden Griffins went 15-15 last season and posted a 10-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record.
Sheera Sirola’s team concludes their East Coast trip on Saturday, August 25 with a 5 pm CT match against Buffalo. The tournament hosts went 11-19 last season, with a 4-12 Mid-American Conference record. They went 2-1 in last season’s event, with wins over Syracuse and Cornell.
ORU is 2-0 all-time against Buffalo and has never played San Jose State or Canisius. The Golden Eagles last faced the Bulls on September 10, 2005, a 3-1 win in Pullman, Wash.
Led by Summit League Defensive Player of the Year Bruna Silva, the Golden Eagles went 20-10 last season and advanced to the finals of the Summit League Tournament. The 2012 season is ORU’s first as members of the Southland Conference.