Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7 p.m. - Memorial Stadium, Westerville, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The 20th-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team hits the road for an Ohio Athletic Conference clash of unbeatens … The Polar Bears travel to Westerville to take on No. 17 Otterbein at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. … ONU — which is riding an eight-game win streak — enters the match with a 13-2-2 overall record and a 7-0-0 mark in OAC play … The Cardinals — winners of 10 straight — own a 14-1-1 overall record and a 7-0-0 mark in conference play … Northern has outscored its foes 28-4 during its recent win streak … The Polar Bears are averaging 2.5 goals per contest in 2019, and only allowing 0.8 scores per game … On Saturday, ONU claimed a 2-0 home victory over Capital … In that game, junior Jenna Fuller boasted her team-leading 15th and 16th goals of the season … Those scores brought Fuller's career total to 44, which vaulted her up to seventh all-time in program history … Senior Rose Nienaber has recorded six goals this season … Junior Siena Ward has four goals … Senior Haley Moses and junior Emma Barney have netted three scores apiece, while juniors Abigail Mathews and Megan Breier and freshman Hailey McGuire have two goals each … Senior goaltender Meagan Grierson has logged 40 saves and an OAC-best eight shut outs in 2019 … Grierson has registered 40 shut outs in her career, and that's tops in school history … Grierson's 180 career saves ranks her in a tie for seventh all-time in school history … The Cardinals average 4.1 goals per game, while allowing just one goal per contest … Bella Shivley leads Otterbein with 21 goals this season, which ranks her eighth in the country … Erin Gordon has started every game in net for the Cardinals in 2019 and has 36 saves and four shut outs.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
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Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 18-17-2 all-time record versus Otterbein … The Polar Bears — who have an 11-10-0 all-time mark against the Cardinals in Westerville — haven't won a game in the series since 2017 and haven't won at Otterbein since 2015 … The Cardinals won the most recent matchup 1-0 in overtime in the 2018 OAC Championship.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 212-82-29, a .656 win percentage.