Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 2 pm, Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio - OAC Tournament Finals
Saturday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Saturday's contest as the No. 1 seed in the OAC Tournament, receiving a first-round bye in the tournament ... Ohio Northern is making its 20th OAC Tournament appearance ... ONU is 14-16-4 in its tournament appearances and has now reached the OAC Tournament Finals 12 times ... Northern is seeking its second OAC Tournament Championship in school history ... Northern advanced to the OAC Tournament championship match after tying No. 4-seeded Otterbein 1-1 and advancing 3-2 on PKs ... A goal from senior Mary Kate Munz tied the contest at 1-1 before sophomore Meagan Grierson sealed the deal in the semifinals against Otterbein as she stopped three of five PK's to help ONU advance to the finals ... Northern is ranked No. 13 nationally in the most recent D3Soccer.com poll ... 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, Grierson has a team and OAC-best 0.47 GAA and leads the team and ranks third in the conference with a .820 save percentage ... She also leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with only nine goals allowed this season ... The No. 2-seeded Crusaders enter Saturday's tournament finals after defeating No. 3-seeded John Carroll 1-0 in the semifinals of the tournament ... Sophomore Jordan Fike scored the lone Capital goal with less than two minutes left in the contest to lift CU to a victory ... Capital is 21-11-2 all-time in the OAC Tournament and has won the OAC Tournament Championship eight times and has been named Runners Up once ... The Crusaders last met Northern in the tournament title match in 2015 where Capital advanced 4-3 on PKs after the contest ended in a 2-2 draw ... Offensively, sophomore Carlee Murry leads the team with six goals, while Fike ranks second on the team with five goals ... Six athletes are tied for the lead on the team with two assists each ... Freshman goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with a 0.97 goals against average and also leads the team and ranks second in the conference with a .844 save percentage ... The CU keeper has only allowed 12 goals this season, which ranks fifth-best in the OAC.
ONU Statistical Leaders
Series Record: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by an 18-14-2 margin, including a 1-0 victory at Capital this season ... Northern has won the last two meetings and is 3-5-1 all-time in the OAC Tournament against the Crusaders.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 14th season as head coach with a 182-75-25 career record and a winning percentage of .690 ... Batman is the winningest head coach in Ohio Northern women's soccer history.