Men's Soccer: No. 19 Ohio Northern (11-2-2 Overall, 3-0-0 OAC) at Wilmington (9-2-2 Overall, 2-0-1 OAC)

Men's Soccer: No. 19 Ohio Northern (11-2-2 Overall, 3-0-0 OAC) at Wilmington (9-2-2 Overall, 2-0-1 OAC)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 p.m. - Williams Stadium, Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: The No. 19 Ohio Northern men's soccer team travels to Wilmington for a 7 p.m. contest at Williams Stadium … The Polar Bears — who are ranked by the United Soccer Coaches for the first time this season — are currently riding a 10-game win streak and own an 11-2-1 overall record, which includes a 3-0-0 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … During the win streak — the team's longest since 2012 — Northern is outscoring its opponents 29-3 … On Saturday, the Polar Bears exploded for an 8-0 win over Muskingum … In that game, sophomore Seth Gundlach led the charge with his fifth and sixth goals of 2019 … Fellow sophomore Levi King paces ONU offensively with seven scores this season, while juniors Beelal Hasan and Jimmy Walkinshaw have five and three goals, respectively … Seniors Luke Fickenworth and Takashi Yuzawa, junior Zachary Yoder and freshman Aaron Shelton all have two goals apiece … Sophomore goaltender John Lombardo has registered an OAC-best 48 saves, which includes eight shut outs … Wilmington lays claim to a 9-2-2 overall mark, which includes a 2-0-1 record in OAC play … The Quakers are averaging 3.7 goals per contest, and are led offensively by Elorm Dogbey who has nine goals in 2019 … Felix Maurer mans the net and has 24 saves with four shut outs this season. 

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. King 7    1. King 5    1. King 19    1. Lombardo 48   1. Lombardo 0.76
2. Gundlach 6   2. Walkinshaw 4   2. Hasan 13                
3. Hasan 5   3. 2 Tied 3   2. Gundlach 13                

Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 12-15-2 all-time record against Wilmington … The Polar Bears — who are 6-8-0 all-time in Wilmington — have won four in row and nine of the last 10 in the series.

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.