Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7 p.m. - Marietta Field, Marietta, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team opens Ohio Athletic Conference play on the road Saturday … The Polar Bears travel to Marietta for a 7 p.m. contest at Marietta Field … Northern, which lays claim to a 8-2-1 overall record has won seven in a row … During that stretch, ONU is outscoring its opponents 15-2 … The Polar Bears' most recent win occurred at Alma, Mich., where they rallied for a 2-1 double-overtime victory … In that game, sophomore Levi King netted his team-leading fifth and sixth goals of the season … Sophomore Seth Gundlach has scored three times in 2019, while juniors Beelal Hasan, Jimmy Walkinshaw and Zachary Yoder each have two goals to their name … Four other Polar Bears have scored once this season … Sophomore goaltender John Lombardo registered four more saves Saturday bringing his season total to 43 … He also boasts six shut outs in 2019 … Marietta owns a 5-4-0 overall record and has won its last three games … During that span, the Pioneers are outscoring their opponents 7-1 … Marietta is averaging 1.9 goals per contest and yielding 1.2 goals per game … Gavin Long leads the Pioneers with six goals this season … Marietta has played two goalies in 2019, Trevor Dykstra and Dakota Penquite.
Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 22-13-2 all-time record against Marietta … After the Polar Bears won 14 in a row from 2003-15, the Pioneers have gone 2-1-1 in the last four matchups.
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.