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Fall sports in full swing

The 2015 athletics schedule is full of events with each sport in conference play or preparing for the season. Here is an update on each of the ORU teams.

Women’s Soccer
The team started the season in August and is currently 4-4-2 overall after losing to the University of Oklahoma 2-1 on Tuesday.

They begin conference play tonight at South Dakota and will play at North Dakota State on Sunday. The team will travel to Stillwater on Friday, Oct. 9 to
play Oklahoma State.

Men’ s Soccer
The men’s soccer team kicked off the season shortly after the women’s. The team is currently 3-4-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They finished 2-1 in double overtime against Eastern, Illinois last Saturday and suffered a 2-1 loss against Southern Methodist University Tuesday.

The team continues in their quest for the Summit League title against Western Illinois tomorrow at the Case Soccer Complex. They also play Central Arkansas Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The volleyball team has an 8-7 overall record and is 2-0 in conference play. They finished 3-1 against North Dakota State and 3-2 against South Dakota State last weekend.

The Golden Eagles continue conference competition at home this week in the Aerobics Center. They play tonight at 7 p.m. against IUPUI, Sunday against IPFW and Friday, Oct. 9 against Omaha.

The cross-country team participated at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma Sept. 26. The women finished eighth in the university division.

The team will compete at the Red Rock Classic in Lawrence, Kansas tomorrow, followed by the Summit League Championship on Oct. 31 in Brookings, South Dakota.

Women’s Tennis
The Golden Eagles began the season the second week of September. The team has had 13 individual and four doubles wins. They will compete in the ITA Region Championships Oct. 15-19. Team
play begins in the spring.

Men’s Tennis
The men’s team will begin its season at the ITA All-American tournament tomorrow through Tuesday, Oct. 6. It will be held on the University of Tulsa campus at the Case Tennis Center.

Men’s Golf
The men’s golf started its season at the UNO Invitational Sept. 14-15 where they placed second out of 12 teams. Freshman Cody Burrows finished in the top 10.

The team will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to play in the Zach Johnson Invitational Oct. 5-6.

Women’s Golf
Women’s golf started their season this week at the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout. They finished fourth out of 15 teams.

The team will travel to Springfield, Missouri to compete in the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial tournament Oct. 12.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Both teams begin practice this weekend, and the season begins the first week of next month. Athlon Sports ranked the men’s team No. 3 in the preseason conference poll. Obi Emegano is expected to be a Summit League First Team selection.

Each Golden Eagle team is looking to bring home the Summit League title this year.

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