Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio - OAC Tournament Semifinals
This Thursday's Preview: The second-seeded Ohio Northern women's soccer program begins its quest for a second straight OAC Tournament title this Thursday, November 1 as the Polar Bears face off against third-seeded Mount Union in the OAC Tournament semifinals ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada ... ONU enters the conference tournament sporting a 13-3-1 overall record and a 7-1-1 conference mark from the OAC regular season, good for a runner-up finish in the league standings ... In their last outing, the Polar Bears fell to Mount Union 2-1 at home in the regular season finale last Saturday ... Senior McKenna Welsh would provide the lone strike for Ohio Northern, her eighth of the season, off a set-up from junior defender Hannah Martin ... In net, junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson recorded two saves, giving her 28 on the year ... Through 17 matches, sophomore Jenna Fuller leads the team with 15 goals, 32 points, and 70 shots this season ... She also stands tied for first in goals, tied for third in points, and fourth in total shots among the conference leaderboards ... Junior midfielder Haley Moses paces the Polar Bears and sits fifth in the OAC with six assists ... Grierson leads the league in goals against (9) and GAA (0.53) ... Grierson's 31 career clean sheets are tied for first all-time in Ohio Northern history while she ranks ninth in career saves with 137 ... Mount Union enters the match with an 11-6-0 overall mark and a 7-2-0 regular season league record, which finished third in the final standings ... The Purple Raiders defeated John Carroll in the OAC Tournament quarterfinals with a 2-1, overtime decision ... Junior forward Lauren Beech leads the Mount Union offense with seven braces and 16 points this season ... Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Kissane has started 17 matches and posted 112 saves, a 1.01 GAA, five shutouts, and a conference-best 86.8% save percentage.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears own a 21-10-2 all-time series record and are 0-2 against the Purple Raiders in the conference tournament ... Mount Union defeated ONU 2-1 during the regular season ... The last five matches have been decided by one goal.
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 198-79-27 (.696), ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.