Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (8-3-1 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC) at Muskingum (5-6-0 Overall, 0-2-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (8-3-1 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC) at Muskingum (5-6-0 Overall, 0-2-0 OAC)

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7 p.m. - North Athletic Turf Field, New Concord, Ohio

This Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program is set for OAC action this weekend as the Polar Bears travel to New Concord, Ohio for a conference date with the Muskingum Muskies on Saturday, October 6 ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the North Athletic Turf Field on MU's campus ... Northern enters the second weekend of league play sporting an 8-3-1 overall record and a 1-1-0 conference mark ... In their most recent outing, the Polar Bears dropped a tight-knit 1-0 final scoreline at Baldwin Wallace, their first conference loss of the 2018 season ... The two sides remained scoreless until a late, 88th minute goal by Joey Geither supplied BW with the decisive goal ... Sophomore defender Beelal Hasan and freshman midfielder Levi King both recorded three shots to guide Ohio Northern offensively ... Meanwhile, freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo would deflect three Yellow Jacket shots in net ... Hasan leads the Polar Bears with nine goals and 43 shots while King stands first in assists with six ... In addition, the pair are tied atop the team with 20 points each ... Hasan ranks second among the conference in shots (43), tied for third in goals (9), and tied for fourth in points (20) ... Meanwhile, King stands third in assists (6), tied for fourth in points (20), and fifth in shots (34) ... Senior Anthony DeNoi sits second on the team and fifth in the OAC with four assists ... Lombardo is among the league leaders in GAA (0.74, 2nd), total goals against (5, 3rd), and save percentage (77.3%, 5th) ... Muskingum is 5-6-0 on the sesaon, which includes a 0-2-0 mark against conference competition ... The Muskies fell in their most recent outing 7-1 against Wilmington ... Senior forwards Mitchell Corey and Chase Michael Hilliard currently pace the MU offense, compiling seven goals each through 11 matches ... Classmate Alex Furst leads the team with three assists ... In net, senior goalkeeper Josh Routte has started all 11 matches and posted 50 saves, a 2.35 goals against average, and one shutout.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Hasan 9    1. King 6    1. Hasan 20    1. Velotta 19   1. Lombardo 0.74
2. King 7   2. DeNoi 4     King 20   2. Lombardo 17   2.  Velotta  1.97 
3.  DeNoi 3   3.  5 Tied w/ 2   3. DeNoi 10   3.  Dunnavant 1   3.  Dunnavant  2.91 

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series 27-6-2 over the Muskies ... The Polar Bears have won the last 13 meetings between the two programs dating back to the 2006 regular season, including a 7-1 victory last season in New Concord.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 303-118-35 (.703) overall record entering Saturday's matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.