Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Match Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer team returns home Saturday afternoon as the Polar Bears play host to the Thomas More (Ky.) Saints in nonconference action ... Match time is set for 1 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada ... Ohio Northern enters this weekend's competition sporting a 4-2-0 overall record and riding a current four-game win streak, which includes a 1-0 victory over Oberlin Tuesday evening ... During the early week showdown, the Polar Bears received an unassisted, 54th-minute goal from sophomore forward Jenna Fuller, her fourth brace of the season, to guide the victory ... Meanwhile, junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson made just one save en route to her fourth consecutive clean sheet ... Fuller now leads Northern with a team-high four goals and eight points with both statistics tying for third overall in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... Senior forward McKenna Welsh sits second on the scoring charts with a pair of goals while also leading the Polar Bears with two assists in 2018 ... Her assist total also places her in a tie for fourth in the conference loop ... Junior midfielder Haley Moses and freshman defender Tara Morris have supplied the remaining ONU goals, posting one strike each this season ... Grierson has started all six matches in net for the Polar Bears, recording 13 saves, a 0.66 goals against average, and four clean sheets ... The junior netminder's goals against average and four goals conceded are currently the lowest among all goalkeepers in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... Thomas More owns a 1-7-0 overall record in 2018 with their most recent outing resulting in a 5-0 loss at the hands of Centre (Ky.) on Wednesday night ... Junior forward Olivia Nienaber currently paces the Saints' offense with two goals and four points ... In net, junior goalkeeper Maddy Kim has made 47 saves to record a 2.11 goals against average and a shutout.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
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All-Time Series: Saturday will mark the 11th matchup all-time between the Polar Bears and Saints ... The series is currently level at 5-5-0 with Ohio Northern winning the most recent affair 3-0 during the 2017 regular season at Thomas More.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is currently in his 15th season as the head coach of the Ohio Northern women's soccer program … He owns an overall record of 189-78-26 (.689) at ONU entering this weekend's contest, ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.