Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7 p.m. - Don Shula Stadium, University Heights, Ohio
This Weekend's Preview: Following back-to-back league victories, the Ohio Northern men's soccer program returns to the pitch Saturday evening as they travel to Don Shula Stadium for an OAC battle with John Carroll ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. in University Heights, Ohio ... The Polar Bears enter the weekend competition sporting a 10-3-1 overall record and a 3-1-0 mark in the OAC, which ties them with the Blue Streaks for second place in the loop standings ... On Wednesday evening, Northern upended Wilmington 4-1 at Kerscher Stadium in their most recent outing ... Sophomore Zach Yoder, freshman Levi King, senior Anthony DeNoi, and freshman Matt Studenic each found the scoresheet in the victory ... Meanwhile, sophomore defender Beelal Hasan registered a team-high three assists, which tied a single-game school record ... In net, freshman netminder John Lombardo recorded three saves and his seventh victory during the 2018 season ... Hasan leads the Polar Bears with 10 goals, 25 points, and 52 shots this season while King has seven assists to guide the team ... Hasan stands second in total shots, tied for third in goals, fourth in points, and tied for fourth in assists with five among all OAC players ... King sits tied for second in assists while also ranking fifth in goals (8), points (23), and shots (47) ... Lombardo also stands among the league's statistical leaderboards, standing second in goals against with six and goals against average with a 0.77 mark ... John Carroll owns a 7-4-1 overall record and a 3-1-0 conference record heading into the weekend ... In their most recent outing, the Blue Streaks toppled Otterbein 4-0 on the road in Westerville ... Three Blue Streak players have registered four goals while 13 total athletes have found the scoresheet this year ... In net, John Carroll has been guided by the play of senior Liam McIntosh who leads the unit with five wins, a pair of shutouts, 26 saves, and a 0.83 goals against average.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 14-18-7 all-time series record against the Blue Streaks, which includes a 3-10-4 mark on the road ... Last season, John Carroll edged the Polar Bears 2-1 at Don Shula Stadium, breaking a string of three straight draws between the two programs.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 305-118-35 (.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.