Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program returns home following a two-match road spell as the Polar Bears welcome in OAC foe Wilmington on Wednesday, September 10 ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada ... ONU enters their matchup with the Quakers sporting a 9-3-1 overall record and a 2-1-0 mark in league play, placing them in a five-way tie for second place in the conference standings ... In their most recent outing, Northern edged Muskingum 2-0 on the road last Saturday ... Freshman midfielder Matt Studenic netted his first career goal and the eventual game-winner in the 22nd minute after senior midfielder Joseph Schulte found the first-year open for an assist ... Sophomore defender Beelal Hasan would provide the remaining brace, his team-best 10th of the season ... He now also stands alone atop the team statistical charts with 22 points following his weekend efforts ... Freshman midfielder Levi King tallied the assist, increasing his team-high assist count to seven ... In net, senior goalkeeper William Velotta recorded his third shutout of the 2018 season after facing just three shots ... Hasan ranks second in total shots (48), tied for third in goals (10), and fourth in points (22) in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... Meanwhile, King's seven assists ties him for second while he also stands fifth with 21 points and 38 shots ... Senior forward Anthony DeNoi sits second on the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with four assists ... Freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo ranks second among conference goalkeepers in goals against with five and goals against average with 0.74 while also ranking fourth in save percentage at 77.3% ... Wilmington enters the week owning a 7-4-0 overall record and a 2-1-0 OAC record after knocking off conference foe Mount Union 2-1 in overtime on Saturday ... The Quaker offense has been led by senior midfielder Niklas Martensson who paces the team and is second in the OAC with 13 goals scored ... In net, freshman Felix Maurer has earned all 11 starts and registered 40 saves, a 1.61 goals against average, and a pair of shutouts.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|3.||DeNoi||3||3.||6 Tied w/||2||3.||DeNoi||10||3.||Dunnavant||1||3.||Dunnavant||2.91|
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears enter the midweek contest owning an 11-15-2 all-time record against the Quakers ... Northern has won the last three meetings, including a 2-0 victory at home during the 2017 regular season.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 304-118-35 (.704) overall record entering Wednesday's matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.