TULSA, Okla.-- The Golden Eagles will try and bounce back from their shutout loss to Oakland as they face IPFW on Sunday afternoon.
ORU (6-9-1, 3-3 Summit League) will look to snap their eight-game winless road streak against IPFW and stay alive in the hunt for the conference tournament. A loss will not eliminate the Golden Eagles, but it will make it very difficult going forward with just two conference games remaining. ORU is led by senior Maria Grados with eight goals. Grados, along with the rest of the team, has struggled with injuries all season. The team will likely dress just 12 players on Sunday after losing senior Anna Van Valin, Junior Allison Hall, and sophomore Megan Giles for the season due to injuries. Freshman Helen Erb now leads the team in saves with 39, while allowing 12 goals on the season.
IPFW (4-9-0, 1-4-0 Summit League) is coming off their first conference win against Southern Utah, and they will be looking to try and end ORU's chances at a qualifying for the conference tournament. The mastodons are led by junior Lisa Underwood with five goals and one assist. Freshman Krysta Hendrick, senior Kristen McFadden and senior Jessica Schein have combined for 53 saves and 22 goals for the Mastodons. McFadden leads the team with 38 saves.