Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (0-1-1) hosts ONU Invitational

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (0-1-1) hosts ONU Invitational

Friday-Saturday, September 6-7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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This Weekend's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team is set to host a couple Michigan schools at the 2019 ONU Invitational at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The Polar Bears will battle Hope (Mich.) Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. before playing No. 2 Calvin (Mich.) Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. … Northern enters the invitational with a 0-1-1 record following a 2-2 draw at Lake Forest (Ill.) last Friday in the season opener and a 3-0 loss to North Central (Ill.) on Sunday … Junior midfielder Jimmy Walkinshaw netted both of the Polar Bears' goals over the holiday weekend … Senior forward Noah Bachwitz and junior forward Mitch Colvin were the players credited with assists on Walkinshaw's scores … Sophomore goaltender John Lombardo managed to turn away five of seven shots on target Friday prior to recording five saves Sunday … Hope enters the invitational with a 2-0 record, having outscored its opponents 7-1, and Clavin comes in with a 1-1 record. 

ONU Statistical Leaders (2019):  

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Walkinshaw 2    1. Bachwitz 1    1. Walkinshaw 4    1. Lombardo 10     1. Lombardo 2.14
        1. Picard   2. Bachwitz 1                
                2. Colvin 1                

Series Record: The Polar Bears own a 3-2-1 all-time record against Hope. The Flying Dutch claimed a 1-0 victory in 2018, which snapped a three-game win streak for the Polar Bears in the all-time series. Northern holds a 2-8-1 record versus Calvin, and the Knights have won the last three matches — the most recent occurring in 2016 — while the Polar Bears last victory happened in 2007. 

Interim Head Coach Chris Matejka: Matejka is in his first season as the interim head coach of the Ohio Northern men's soccer program. He was an assistant coach with the Polar Bears the last six years.