Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (11-4-1 Overall, 3-2-0 OAC) at Heidelberg (3-9-1 Overall, 1-4-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (11-4-1 Overall, 3-2-0 OAC) at Heidelberg (3-9-1 Overall, 1-4-0 OAC)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7 p.m. - Hidden Valley Soccer Complex, Tiffin, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team travels to Tiffin to battle Heidelberg at Hidden Valley Soccer Complex at 4:30 p.m. … The Polar Bears — who own an 11-4-1 overall record and a 3-2-0 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play — are receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll ... Northern will look to rebound after dropping a 1-0 decision to John Carroll Saturday night in Ada … It was just the third time this season where Northern failed to score a goal … The Polar Bears average 2.1 goals per game and surrender 0.9 scores per contest … Sophomore Levi King boasts a team-best eight goals in 2019 … Sophomore Seth Gundlach has 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 52 saves and has an OAC-best eight shut outs … Heidelberg lays claim to a 3-9-1 overall record, which includes a 1-4-0 mark in OAC play … The Student Princes are averaging 0.5 goals per contest, and are led offensively by Kyle Morton and Sigurd Ilestad who have two goals apiece in 2019 … Ryan Newman has started all 13 games in net and has recorded 55 saves … Heidelberg is allowing opponents to score 1.3 goals per contest. 

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. King 8    1. King 5    1. King 21    1. Lombardo 52   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 38-8-4 all-time record against Heidelberg … The Polar Bears — who are 17-5-1 all-time against the Student Princes in Tiffin — have won four in a row and nine of the last 10 in the series … Northern won last year's matchup 4-1 in Ada.  

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.