Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
This Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer program will wrap up their 2018 regular season slate when OAC rival Mount Union comes to Kerscher Stadium this Saturday, October 27 ... Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Ada ... Saturday's match will also serve as the program's annual Senior Day as the team honors seniors McKenna Welsh, Kelleigh Pier, and Sarah Puntel ... ONU enters Saturday's match sporting a 13-2-1 overall record and a 7-0-1 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... With their league record, the team has clinched a first-round bye in the OAC Tournament and semifinal round hosting rights ... The Polar Bears can also capture at least a share of the OAC Regular Season crown with a victory Saturday as they remain tied with Otterbein atop the league standings entering the weekend ... In their last outing, the Polar Bears battled Otterbein to a 2-2 draw at home on Wednesday ... Sophomores Jenna Fuller and Sydney Leshnak each provided a goal in the outing while junior Haley Moses and sophomore Abigail Mathews each registered an assist on the night ... In net, junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson recorded two saves ... Fuller currently leads the team with 15 goals, 32 points, and 63 shots this season ... She also stands first in goals, third in points, and fourth in total shots among the conference leaderboards ... With her assist Wednesday, Moses paces the Polar Bears and moves into fourth place in the conference with six assists ... Grierson leads the league in goals against (7), GAA (0.44), and stands fifth in save percentage (78.8%) ... Grierson's 31 career clean sheets are tied for first all-time in Ohio Northern history while she ranks ninth in career saves with 135 ... Mount Union enters the weekend with a 9-6-0 overall mark and a 6-2-0 league record, placing them in a tie for third in the conference standings ... They are coming off a 3-1 victory at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday ... Junior forward Lauren Beech leads the Purple Raider offense with seven braces and 15 points this year ... Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Kissane has started 15 matches and posted 95 saves, a 1.02 GAA, and a conference-best 86.4% save percentage.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears enter Saturday's matchup owning a 21-9-2 all-time series advantage over the Purple Raiders, including an 11-4-1 record at home ... The last four meetings have been decided by one goal ... ONU claimed the 2017 contest 2-1 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 198-78-27 (.699), ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.