Women's Soccer: OAC Tournament Semifinals - Otterbein (13-4-1 Overall) at #13 Ohio Northern (16-1-1 Overall)

Women's Soccer: OAC Tournament Semifinals - Otterbein (13-4-1 Overall) at #13 Ohio Northern (16-1-1 Overall)

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 4 pm, Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio - OAC Tournament Semifinals

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Wednesday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter tonight's contest as the No. 1 seed in the OAC Tournament and received a first-round bye ... Northern is coming off of a 5-0 victory at Marietta on Saturday .. Five athletes scored for ONU in the victory ... Northern is ranked No. 13 nationally in the most recent D3Soccer.com poll ... Ohio Northern is making its 20th OAC Tournament appearance ... ONU is 16-18 in its tournament appearances and has reached the OAC Tournament Finals 11 times, winning the championship once in 2012 ... Offensively, sophomore Rose Nienaber leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 10 goals, while freshman Jenna Fuller ranks second on the team and sixth in the conference with nine goals ... Fuller also leads the team and OAC with 11 assists and leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 29 points ... Defensively, sophomore Meagan Grierson has a team and OAC-best 0.44 GAA and leads the team and ranks third in the conference with a .826 save percentage and leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with only eight goals allowed this season ... ONU's current 14-game win streak is its best in school history and its 12 team shutouts are one shy of tying for the best single-season mark in school history ... Otterbein enters the contest as the No. 4 seed in the OAC Tournament and currently owns a 3-game winning streak ... Otterbein has appeared in the OAC Tournament 16 times in the tournaments history and owns a 15-11-1 record all-time in the tournament ... The Cardinals have won the OAC Tournament title five times and have been named Runners Up on three occasions ... The OU offense is led by freshman Priscilla Severance's nine goals and 21 points ... Freshman Bella Shivley ranks second on the team with seven goals and has a team-best six assists this season ... Defensively, freshmen Katie Both and Erin Gordon split time in the goal ... The duo ranks in the top-5 individually in the conference in goals against average as Both ranks second in the OAC with a 0.67 GAA and Gordon is fourth with a 0.87 GAA ... With only six goals allowed this season, Both leads the OAC in the category, while Gordon is tied for second with only eight goals allowed this season.

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Nienaber 10    1. Fuller 11    1. Fuller 29   1. Grierson 38    1. Grierson 0.44
2. Fuller 9   2. Moses   2. Nienaber 24           2. Grisnik  2.98 
3.  Niemeyer 7     Nienaber 4   3. Niemeyer 17                
                                     

Series Record: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by an 18-16-0 margin, including a 2-0 victory this season ... In the last six matchups, the series is tied at 3-3-0 ... Northern is 1-3-0 all-time against Otterbein in the OAC Tournament.

Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 14th season as head coach with a 181-75-25 career record and a winning percentage of .689 ... Batman is the winningest head coach in Ohio Northern women's soccer history.