Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team returns home and hosts Otterbein at 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The Polar Bears own a 12-4-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … The Polar Bears average 2.1 goals per game and surrender 0.9 scores per contest … Northern is fresh off a 2-2 draw at Capital Saturday … In that game, sophomore Craig Bond scored his first-career goal, while senior Noah Bachwitz netted his second goal of 2019 … Sophomore Levi King boasts a team-high nine goals this season … … Sophomore Seth Gundlach has seven scores in 2019 … 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 57 saves, which includes an OAC-best eight shut outs … Otterbein — which has won three in a row — lays claim to an 11-5-0 overall record, and that includes a 5-2-0 record in OAC play … The Cardinals are averaging 2.3 goals per contest, and are led offensively by Gabe Sharrock who has six goals in 2019 … Collin Hoffman has started 12 games in net and has recorded 56 saves for an Otterbein team allowing foes to score, on average, one goal per game.
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Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 15-23-0 all-time record against Otterbein … The Polar Bears — who are 8-10-0 all-time against the Cardinals in Ada — have won eight of the last 11 in the series, which includes a 1-0 victory in the most recent matchup in the 2018 OAC Tournament.
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.