Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (11-6-1 Overall, 4-4-0 OAC) at Mount Union (11-3-1 Overall, 4-3-1 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (11-6-1 Overall, 4-4-0 OAC) at Mount Union (11-3-1 Overall, 4-3-1 OAC)

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - Mount Union Stadium, Alliance, Ohio

This Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program concludes its 2018 regular season slate this Saturday, October 27 as the Polar Bears travel to Alliance, Ohio to take on OAC foe Mount Union ... Match time is set for 1 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium ... The Polar Bears enter their final conference matchup sporting an 11-6-1 overall record and 4-4-0 mark in league play ... Northern currently sits in a two-way tie for fifth place with Wilmington in the conference standings, having already clinched a berth in the OAC Tournament ... With a victory Saturday, ONU can claim quarterfinal round hosting rights in the conference postseason ... In their last outing, Ohio Northern fell 1-0 to Otterbein in Westerville ... Sophomore forward Zach Yoder and freshman midfielder Levi King each registered six shots to pace the offensive attack ... In net, freshman John Lombardo tied his career-best save total with five deflections ... Through 18 matches, Hasan leads the Polar Bears with 13 goals, 32 points, and 65 shots while King paces the team with eight assists this season ... Hasan is also tied for second in shots, fourth in goals and points, and tied for fourth with six assists among the league's leaders ... Meanwhile, King sits tied for second in shots (65), third in assists, and fifth in goals (9) and points (26) in the OAC ... Meanwhile, Lombardo stands fifth in goals against average at 1.16 ... Hasan needs one goal and one point this season to tie the all-time sophomore class records of 14 goals and 33 points at Ohio Northern ... Mount Union enters the weekend with an 11-3-1 overall record and a 4-3-1 conference mark ... With their current league record, the Purple Raiders sit fourth in the OAC standings ... Freshman midfielder Rylan Wikle leads the offense with four goals this season while junior midfielder Jon Schroeder guides the program with three assists ... Junior goaltender Zach Hlas has started all 15 matches and has posted a league-best 0.45 goals against average and conceded just seven goals.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA (500+ Min.)  
1. Hasan 13    1. King 8    1. Hasan 32    1. Lombardo 33   1. Lombardo 1.16
2. King 9   2. Hasan 6   2.  King 26   2. Velotta 21   2.  Velotta 2.03
3.  DeNoi 4   3.  DeNoi 4   3. DeNoi 12   3.  Dunnavant 1        
          Bachwitz 4                        

All-Time Series: The Polar Bears own a 27-11-6 all-time series advantage over the Purple Raiders entering the regular season finale ... Northern has won the last six matchups, including 1-0 victories in the past three seasons.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 306-121-35 (.700) overall record entering Saturday's matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.