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Golden Eagles Finish Season with Homestand

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 10/26/2011
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TULSA, Okla-The Golden Eagles will close out the regular season with a two game homestand, starting Thursday evening at 7 p.m. against UMKC.

ORU (6-9-2, 3-3-1 Summit League) will need to win both games this weekend and get some help from fourth place Oakland if they are going to qualify for postseason play. The Golden Eagles are currently on a six game home winning streak. ORU is led by senior Maria Grados with eight goals, which include five game winners. Grados has attempted 29 shots and 17 shots-on-goal; no one else on the team has more than nine.  Freshman Helen Erb has taken the keeper duties in her freshman year and has performed well. Erb has 39 saves with 12 goals allowed in nine starts.

UMKC (6-9-2, 5-1-1 Summit League) was tied for first place until last week when they lost their first Summit League game to South Dakota State. The Roos are led by Sophomore Taylor Bare with seven points. Junior Jamie Finnell has been a stopper this year and is a big reason why UMKC in near the top in the Summit. She has contributed 36 saves and allowed just six goals all season.

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