Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer team wraps up a brief two-match home stand this Saturday, September 6 as the Polar Bears welcome in Ohio Athletic Conference foe Muskingum for an afternoon conference clash ... Match time is set for 1 p.m. from Kerscher Stadium in Ada ... Saturday's match will also serve as the annual Friends of Jaclyn game ... Northern will honor FoJ team member Tori during the match and collect donations for the Friends of Jaclyn nonprofit organiation, which seeks to improve the lives of children battling pediatric brain tumors or cancers by pairing them with local athletic teams or clubs ... Ohio Northen enters Saturday's matchup owning an 8-2-0 record and a 2-0-0 mark in OAC play ... In their most recent outing, the Polar Bears notched an impressive 5-1 conference victory over Baldwin Wallace at home on Wednesday evening ... Northern would receive goals from reigning OAC Offensive Player of the Week Jenna Fuller, junior Rose Nienaber, senior McKenna Welsh, sophomore Emma Barney, and sophomore Anne Major in the win ... In net, junior and reigning OAC Defensive Player of the Week Meagan Grierson would make make one save in the match to record her eighth straight win ... ONU has now won 18 consecutive OAC regular season matches dating back to the 2016 season when Northern won the last seven conference affairs of the campaign ...Prior to Wednesday's victory, the Polar Bears recorded seven consecutive shutout wins, which tied the school record set in the 1991 and 2017 regular seasons ... Through 10 matches, Fuller stands first in the OAC and on the team with 10 goals while she is tied for first in the OAC and leads ONU with 20 points ... Junior midfielder Haley Moses leads Ohio Northern and sits tied for second in the league with four assists ... Meanwhile, Grierson leads the conference with five total goals against and a 0.49 goals against average ... As a team, the Polar Bears lead the OAC in goals against (5), goals against average (0.49), and are tied for first in shutouts (7) ... Muskingum enters play sporting a 5-6-0 overall record and a 0-2-0 conference mark ... The Muskies opened their October slate Wednesday at Wilmington with a 5-0 loss to the Quakers ... Sophomore Mary Double and freshmen Britney Golden and Natalie Woodward lead MU offensively with five goals each ... In net, sophomore Katie Bodenmiller leads the goalkeeper unit with seven starts, a 2.01 goals against average, 39 saves, a clean sheet, and three total wins.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears own a 26-4 all-time series advantage over the Muskies, which includes a 13-1 mark at home ... Northern has won 13 consectutive matchups against Muskingum dating back to the 2005 regular season ... Last season, ONU would earn an 8-1 victory at Kerscher Stadium.
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 193-78-26 (.694), ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.