Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:30 p.m. - Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio
Wednesday's Match Notes: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team returns to the pitch Wednesday evening as they hit the road to take on the #19-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in a midweek non-conference affair ... Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Olentangy Liberty High School's soccer field located in Powell, Ohio ... The Polar Bears enter Wednesday night's match sporting a 1-2-1 overall record, falling 9-2 in their most recent contest against No. 7-ranked Calvin (Mich.) on Saturday as part of the annual ONU Invitational ... Sophomore defender Beelal Hasan currently leads Northern offensively after finding the net on three occasions already this season ... Senior Anthony DeNoi and freshman Levi King have each recorded two goals while four others have also contributed to the scoring efforts ... As a team, ONU has scored 12 times this season, good for a 3.00 goals per game average... Freshman back Dylan Beck paces the Polar Bears with a team-high two assists in 2018 ... In net, senior goalkeeper William Velotta has started all four matches, registering 13 saves, a 2.61 goals against average, and a shutout against Cincinnati State ... Ohio Wesleyan stands at 3-0-0 in the 2018 campaign, most recently defeating Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Hanover (Ind.) 2-1 on Saturday ... Junior midfielder Antonio Romanelli has tallied three goals while sophomore midfielder Drew Wivell and junior midfielder Adam Yingling have each recorded two strikes this season ... Junior J.P. Baughman has been the mainstay at the goalkeeper position, starting all three matches (239 minutes) ... He has logged 10 saves and conceded just one goal in net.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|2.||DeNoi||2||2.||5 Tied w/||1||2.||DeNoi||4||2.||Dunnavant||1||2.||Dunnavant||2.91|
All-Time Series: Wednesday will mark the 25th contest in the all-time series between the two Ohio-based programs, which has included at least one meeting every season since the 1999 campaign ... Ohio Northern owns a 3-18-3 record against the Battling Bishops with the most recent meeting resulting in a 3-2 loss at Kerscher Stadium in 2017.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 296-117-35 (.699) overall record entering Wednesday's matchup, which ranks him first on the all-time coaching wins list at ONU.