Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
This Weekend's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer team returns to Kerscher Stadium this weekend as they play host to Ohio Athletic Conference foe John Carroll Saturday, October 13 ... Match time is set for 1 p.m. in Ada, Ohio ... Winners of their last 10 matches, the Polar Bears enter the third weekend of conference play sporting a 10-2-0 overall record and a 4-0-0 mark in the OAC ... ONU has won 20 consecutive OAC regular season matches dating back to 2016 when they won their final seven conference contests of the year ... Northern's conference record places them in a two-way tie atop the league table alongside Otterbein, who also remains undefeated against the conference loop ... A balanced scoring attack that featured five different players registering goals led Ohio Northern to a 5-0 victory over Wilmington in their most recent outing on Wednesday ... Senior McKenna Welsh, juniors Haley Moses and Rose Nienaber, sophomore Megan Breier, and freshman Mikhayla Carter each found the scoresheet in the win ... Junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson registered her 10th win in net this year, recording two saves for her eighth shutout this season and 28th overall ... Sophomore Jenna Fuller leads the team with 11 goals, 24 points, and 39 shots this season ... She also ranks first in goals, fourth in points, and fifth in total shots within the OAC ... Moses leads the Polar Bears and sits fourth in the OAC with five assists while Welsh and sophomore Emma Barney are tied for second on the team and for fifth in the conference with four helpers each ... Grierson leads the league in goals against (5), GAA (0.43), and stands fifth in save percentage (78.3%) ... Grierson currently sits third in career shutouts (28) and ninth in career saves (127) all-time at Ohio Northern ... John Carroll enters Saturday's contest at 4-8-1 overall and 1-3-0, having dropped their last three matches ...In their last outing, JCU fell to Otterbein 5-1 at home ... Senior forward Bailey Fischer paces the Blue Streak offense with seven goals and 16 points on the year ... In net, freshman goaltender Danielle DelGuidice has made all 13 starts, recording 81 saves, a 2.18 goals against average, and a pair of shutouts.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears currently lead the all-time series 21-13-2 over the Blue Streaks, which includes a 13-6-2 record when playing at home ... Northern has won the previous four meetings ... Last season, ONU defeated John Carroll 2-0 at Kerscher Stadium in the 2017 regular season.
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 195-78-26 (.696), ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history ... Saturday's match will mark Batman's 300th career match as head coach of the Polar Bears.