Women's Soccer: No. 23 Ohio Northern (9-2-2 Overall, 3-0-0 OAC) vs. Wilmington (7-3-1 Overall, 2-1-0 OAC)

Women's Soccer: No. 23 Ohio Northern (9-2-2 Overall, 3-0-0 OAC) vs. Wilmington (7-3-1 Overall, 2-1-0 OAC)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Marietta, Ohio

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Wednesday's Preview: The No. 23 Ohio Northern women's soccer team returns home and hosts Wilmington at 7 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The Polar Bears — who are ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Poll for the first time this season — boast a 9-2-2 overall record, which includes a 3-0-0 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern has won a season-best five in a row and outscored its foes 19-2 during that stretch … ONU is averaging 2.6 goals per contest this season, while only giving up 0.8 goals per game … On Saturday, Northern claimed a 3-0 win at Muskingum … In that game, three different Polar Bears boasted a goal — juniors Jenna Fuller and Siena Ward and sophomore Caroline Goeller … Fuller now has a team-best 12 goals in 2019, 40 for her career, which ranks her seventh all-time in school history … Senior Rose Nienaber has four goals in 2019, while Ward, junior Emma Barney and senior Haley Moses have three apiece … Senior goaltender Meagan Grierson has recorded 28 saves and six shut outs in 2019 … Grierson has registered 38 shut outs in her career, and that's tops in program history … Grierson's 168 career saves ranks her ninth all-time in school history … Wilmington lays claim to a 7-3-1 overall record, which includes a 2-1-0 mark in OAC play … The Quakers average 1.8 goals per contest and surrender 0.4 scores per game …  Taylor Huffman and Maddie Scott lead Wilmington offensively with five goals apiece … Lauren Galloway has started 10 games in net for the Quakers and has logged 62 saves with three shut outs in 2019.  

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. Fuller 12   1. Breier 4    1. Fuller 26    1. Grierson 28   1. Grierson 0.82
2. Nienaber 4   2. Nienaber  3   2. Nienaber 11                
3. 3 Tied 3   3. 3 Tied   2   3. 2 Tied 8                

Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 16-7-1 all-time record versus Wilmington … The Polar Bears — who have a 9-3-0 all-time mark against the Quakers in Ada  — have won five in a row in the series and eight of the last nine … Northern won last year's meeting in Wilmington 5-0. 

Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 208-82-29, a .652 win percentage.