Men's Soccer: No. 19 Ohio Northern (11-3-1 Overall, 3-1-0 OAC) vs. No. 13/22 John Carroll (10-2-2 Overall, 3-0-1 OAC)

Men's Soccer: No. 19 Ohio Northern (11-3-1 Overall, 3-1-0 OAC) vs. No. 13/22 John Carroll (10-2-2 Overall, 3-0-1 OAC)

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: The No. 19 Ohio Northern men's soccer team returns home and hosts No. 13/22 John Carroll at 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The Polar Bears will look to bounce back from their first loss since early September, as they fell at Wilmington 2-1 on Wednesday … The loss snapped Northern's 10-game win streak and dropped it to 11-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play … In that game, sophomore Levi King registered his team-leading eighth goal of 2019 … Sophomore Seth Gundlach boasts six scores this season, while juniors Beelal Hasan and Jimmy Walkinshaw have five and three goals, respectively … Seniors Luke Fickenworth and Takashi Yuzawa, junior Zach Yoder and freshman Aaron Shelton all have two goals apiece … Sophomore goaltender John Lombardo has registered an OAC-best 49 saves, which includes eight shut outs … ONU is averaging 2.3 goals per game while it allows 0.9 scores per contest … John Carroll lays claim to a 10-2-2 overall mark, which includes a 3-0-1 record in OAC play … The Blue Streaks are averaging 1.9 goals per contest, and are led offensively by Jared Ianiro who has four goals in 2019 … Felix Maurer has played 10 games in net this season and has recorded 22 saves with one shut out … John Carroll is allowing opponents to score an average of one goal per contest. 

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. King 8    1. King 5    1. King 21    1. Lombardo 49   1. Lombardo 0.85
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 14-19-8 all-time record against John Carroll … The Polar Bears — who are 11-8-3 all-time against the Blue Streaks in Ada — have not won a game in the series since 2015 … John Carroll won the most recent meeting 0-0 in penally kicks in the 2018 OAC Championship match.  

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.