Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 1 pm, Bernlohr Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Saturday afternoon's contest after defeating Otterbein 2-0 on Wednesday evening at Kerscher Stadium ... Northern is currently riding a 7-game winning streak, and has won nine of its last 10 contests ... Of Northern's nine victories this season, seven contests have been shutouts ... The Polar Bears are currently ranked No. 17 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and sit atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings, tied with Capital with a 2-0-0 record ... Through 11 contests this season, Northern is led offensively by senior Anna Niemeyer's five goals ... Sophomore Rose Nienaber and freshman Jenna Fuller are currently tied for second on the team with four goals each ... Fuller currently has a team-best five assists and ranks fifth in the conference in the category .... Nienaber and sophomores Hannah Martin and Haley Moses are tied for second on the team with two assists each ... In the goal, sophomore Meagan Grierson currently leads the team with a 9-1-1 record ... Six of Grierson's victories are shutout victories ... The sophomore currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with a 0.53 goals against average ... Grierson also leads the team and is tied for fourth in the OAC with only six goals allowed this season ... Her six shutouts currently lead the OAC ... Capital enters the contest after defeating Wilmington 2-1 to stay undefeated in the OAC ... The Crusaders have won their last two contests ... Offensively, sophomore Carlee Murry currently leads the team with two goals, while six other athletes have each scored one goal ... Senior Chloe Brown currently leads the team with two assists, while five other athletes are tied for second on the team with one assist ... Junior Hannah Klotzsche and freshman Kelly Bachmann have split time in the goal for CU this season ... Bachmann has a team-best 32 saves, while Klotzsche leads the way with one shutout.
ONU Statistical Leaders
Series Record: Northern owns a 17-14-2 lead in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears won last seasons matchup 1-0, while the series is tied 1-1-1 in the previous three matchups.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 14th season as head coach with a 174-75-25 career record and a winning percentage of .681 ... Batman is the winningest head coach in Ohio Northern women's soccer history.