Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (12-4-1 Overall, 4-2-0 OAC) at Capital (7-4-3 Overall, 4-2-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (12-4-1 Overall, 4-2-0 OAC) at Capital (7-4-3 Overall, 4-2-0 OAC)

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7 p.m. - Bernlohr Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team travels to Columbus to battle Capital at Bernlohr Stadium at 7 p.m. … The Polar Bears — who own an 12-4-1 overall record and a 4-2-0 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play — are receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll … The Polar Bears average 2.1 goals per game and surrender 0.9 scores per contest … Northern is fresh off a 2-1 overtime win at Heidelberg Wednesday … In that game, sophomore Levi King netted the game winner, which gives him a team-high nine goals in 2019 … … Sophomore Seth Gundlach also scored giving him seven goals on the season … Juniors Beelal Hasan and Jimmy Walkinshaw have five and three goals, respectively, while seniors Luke Fickenworth and Takashi Yuzawa, junior Zach Yoder and freshman Aaron Shelton all have two goals apiece … Sophomore goaltender John Lombardo has registered 54 saves, which includes an OAC-best eight shut outs … Capital — which has won three in a row — lays claim to a 7-4-3 overall record, which includes a 4-2–0 record in OAC play … The Crusaders are averaging 1.4 goals per contest, and are led offensively by Brandon Woo who has four goals in 2019 … Kyle Morais has started all 14 games in net and has recorded 47 saves for a Crusaders team allowing foes to score, on average, one goal per game. 

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. King 9    1. King 5    1. King 23    1. Lombardo 54   1. Lombardo 0.86
2. Gundlach 7   2. Walkinshaw 4   2. Gundlach 15                
3. Hasan 5   2. Hasan 4   3. Hasan 14                

Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 25-14-4 all-time record against Capital … The Polar Bears — who are 13-4-3 all-time against the Crusaders in Columbus — won the most recent matchup 2-1 in the OAC Tournament semifinals. 

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.