Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
This Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program closes the curtain on its 2018 regular season home slate Saturday, October 20 as the Capital Crusaders come to town for a conference affair ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada ... The contest will also serve as the program's annual Senior Night ... Immediately following Saturday's game, Ohio Northern will honor their seven senior student-athletes as part of the festivities ... The Polar Bears enter the weekend owning an 11-4-1 overall record and a 4-2-0 mark in the OAC ... ONU currently stands third in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings, one game removed from Capital and John Carroll who lead the table with 5-1-0 league records ... The Polar Bears stormed back from a 1-0 deficit Wednesday to upend Heidelberg 4-1 at Kerscher Stadium ... Sophomore Beelal Hasan netted his first career hat trick while freshman forward Bryan Kern added one goal in the victory ... Through 16 matches, Hasan leads the Polar Bears with 13 goals, 32 points, and 61 shots while freshman midfielder Levi King paces the team with eight assists this season ... Hasan also ranks second in shots, third in points, fourth in goals, and fifth with six assists in the OAC this season ... Meanwhile, King sits third in assists and shots (58) and fifth in goals (9) and points (26) ... Freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo stands second in goals against with nine and goals against average with a 0.92 mark ... Senior goalkeeper William Velotta also ranks among the league's best as he is tied for third with 10 goals against ... Capital enters the weekend sporting 11-3-0 overall and 5-1-0 league records ... The Crusaders routed Muskingum 7-1 in their most recent outing on Wednesday evening ... Senior forward Chewy Gordon leads the team and the conference with 20 goals and 41 points ... In net, Logan Wiedman has started 13 matches and recorded a 1.09 goals against average, 57 saves, and four shutouts.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series 24-13-4 over the Crusaders, including a 12-9-1 record at home ... Last season, Capital defeated ONU 2-1 at Kerscher Stadium.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 306-119-35 (.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.