Claremore Daily Progress


September 5, 2013

VOLLEYBALL: Tulsa rallies past Oral Roberts, 3-2


TULSA — ORU finally tied it up one point later on a Tulsa error and took their first significant lead of the match at 17-16 on a Mostahinic kill. Later, the Croatian freshman prompted another Tulsa timeout, slotting a kill inside the sideline to give ORU a 20-17 edge. TU retook the lead briefly before the Golden Eagles scored the final three points of the set for a 25-23 victory. Schaffner and Jovana Poljasevic combined for a block on the clinching point.

The ORU surge carried over to the 4th set, with Schaffner blasting consecutive kills that gave the Golden Eagles a 7-1 lead. The home team tried to rally, but five straight ORU points pushed the lead to 20-14. The advantage held, and a Tulsa service error forced a 5th set with ORU winning, 25-22.

The Golden Eagles fell behind early in the 5th set before a four-point run gave the visitors a 6-5 lead. After Tulsa tied it up, a Taylor kill pushed the advantage back to ORU, at 10-9.

The lead was 13-12 for ORU when Tulsa regained control. A Bohannon kill tied the set, and an ORU error gave the Hurricane a match point. The Golden Eagles fought it off, but two points later Tulsa secured a 16-14 clinching victory on an ORU attacking miscue.

Two seniors had positive contributions in their final match against Tulsa; Jessica Pancratz finished with six kills and a team-high six blocks, while Sthephanie Mab added 11 digs.

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