Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 p.m. - Bernlohr Stadium, Columbus, Ohio - OAC Tournament Semifinals
Thursday's Preview: The fifth-seeded Ohio Northern men's soccer program continues its OAC Tournament run this Thursday, November 1 as the Polar Bears take on top-seeded Capital in Columbus ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Bernlohr Stadium ... Northern enters the semifinal round sporting a 12-7-1 overall record and a 4-5-0 OAC mark from regular season action ... ONU advanced to the semifinal round after knocking off fourth-seeded Otterbein 1-0 in Westerville on Tuesday evening ... In the win, freshman midfielder Levi King registered his 10th goal this season and the lone goal in the contest just 15 minutes into the match on an assist from senior forward Anthony DeNoi ... In net, freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo picked up his ninth victory and fourth clean sheet after making a career-high eight saves ... Through 20 matches, sophomore Beelal Hasan leads the Polar Bears with 13 goals and 32 points while freshman Levi King paces the team with eight assists this season ... Hasan is tied for second in shots (73), stands fourth in goals and points, and is tied for fourth with six assists among the league's leaders ... Meanwhile, King sits tied for second in shots (73), third in assists, and fifth in goals (9) and points (26) in the OAC ... Meanwhile, Lombardo stands fourth in goals against average at 1.13 ... 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 ... Capital enters OAC Tournament play with a 14-3-0 overall record and an 8-1-0 mark in regular season conference action ... They enter on a four-match win streak, including a 5-0 victory over Otterbein in their regular season finale last Saturday ... Senior forward Chewy Gordon tops the Crusaders and the Ohio Athletic Conference with 23 goals this season ... Junior defender Greg Knox has 16 assists this year and recently became the school's all-time assist leader ... In net, senior Logan Wiedman has started 17 matches to record a 0.95 goals against average, 71 saves, and five shutouts.
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All-Time Series: Ohio Northern currently owns a 24-14-4 all-time series advantage over the Crusaders, which includes a 12-4-3 record on the road ... The Polar Bears have played Capital just four times in the conference postseason and have recorded a 2-1-1 record against them in playoff contests ... Capital defeated ONU 6-0 on October 20 in the 2018 regular season matchup.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 307-122-35 (.699) overall record entering the tournament matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.