Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
This Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer program returns home Wednesday, October 24 for a pivotal Ohio Athletic Conference date with league foe Otterbein at Kerscher Stadium ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. in Ada ... In the midweek contest, no less than a share of the OAC Regular Season title will be at stake as the two programs enter tied atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings ... ONU enters Wednesday's match sporting a 13-2-0 overall record and an undefeated 7-0-0 mark in the OAC ... ONU now has won 23 straight conference games dating back to 2016 and 13 straight matches overall this season ... In their last outing, the Polar Bears edged OAC foe Capital 1-0 in Columbus ... Senior midfielder Sarah Puntel provided the lone goal on a penalty kick in the 51st minute ... In net, junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson recorded six saves for her 11th shutout this season and the 31st of her career... Sophomore Jenna Fuller currently leads the team with 14 goals, 30 points, and 55 shots this season ... She is also tied for first in goals, sits third in points, and is fifth in total shots among OAC athletes ... Junior Haley Moses leads the Polar Bears and sits tied for fourth in the conference with five assists ... Grierson leads the league in goals against (5), GAA (0.34), and stands second in save percentage (82.8%) ... Grierson's 31 career clean sheets is tied for first all-time in Ohio Northern history while she ranks ninth in career saves with 133 ... Her current goals against average is also on pace to break the school record of 0.42, which she set last season ... The Cardinals enter the weekend affair owning similar 13-2-0 overall and 7-0-0 OAC records ... In their last outing, Otterbein defeated Muskingum 5-2 on the road ... Sophomore midfielder Bella Shively leads the Cardinals offensively with 14 goals, seven assists, 35 points, and 68 total shots ... Freshman forward Delaney Earl has added 11 goals and six assists ... Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Gordon is 10-2-0 in net with a 1.07 GAA, 30 saves, and seven shutouts.
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All-Time Series: The Polar Bears own a slight 18-16-1 edge in the all-time series over the Cardinals ... Last season, Northern won the regular season matchup 2-0 and defeated Otterbein again on penalty kicks in the OAC Tournament after ending regulation in a 1-1 draw.
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 198-78-26 (.699), ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.