Men’s Soccer: Ohio Northern (1-0-1) hosts 2018 ONU Invitational September 7-8

Men’s Soccer: Ohio Northern (1-0-1) hosts 2018 ONU Invitational September 7-8

Friday-Saturday, September 7-8, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio

| 2018 ONU Invitational Program (pdf.) |

This Weekend's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program is set to welcome in No. 7-ranked Calvin (Mich.), Hope (Mich.), and Millikin (Ill.) September 7 and 8 for the 2018 ONU Invitational at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The Polar Bears are slated to battle Hope and Calvin on Friday and Saturday, respectively, with similar 7:30 p.m. start times … Millikin matches up with Calvin Friday evening (5 p.m.) and faces off against Hope (5 p.m.) on Saturday to round out the tournament matches … Northern enters this season's invitational with a 1-0-1 overall record after drawing with reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Transylvania (Ky.) 1-1 last Saturday and defeating Cincinnati State 9-0 in the home opener on Sunday … Senior goalkeeper William Velotta was tabbed the OAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week nominee following his efforts on opening weekend … Velotta deflected five Pioneer shots and conceded just one goal in his first career start against Transylvania … He would also record his first career shutout against Cincinnati State after being uncontested in the match … Offensively, seven Polar Bears have contributed to the team's scoring efforts, including sophomore defender Beelal Hasan, senior forward Anthony DeNoi, and freshman midfielder Levi King, who each have registered two goals … Freshman Dylan Beck posted two assists last weekend and stands as the current team leader in the statistical category … Calvin, Hope, and Millikin all enter this weekend's tournament with 2-0-0 overall records.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. DeNoi 2    1. Beck 2    1. Hasan 5    1. Velotta 5   1. Velotta 0.46
  Hasan 2   2. 5 Tied w/ 1   2. DeNoi 4                
  King 2             King 4                

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern currently owns the all-time series against Hope with a 3-1-1 mark when facing the Flying Dutchmen … The Polar Bears have claimed the last three contests, including a 1-0 victory during the most recent meeting in 2010 … Calvin holds a 2-7-1 advantage all-time against ONU … The two teams last met in the 2016 NCAA Tournament when Calvin ousted Northern 1-0.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 296-115-35 (.703) overall record, which ranks him first on the all-time coaching wins list at ONU.