Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7 p.m. - Mount Union Stadium, Alliance, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The 20th-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team closes out the regular season against Mount Union Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance … The Polar Bears — who are riding a 10-game win streak — enter the match with a 14-2-2 overall record and an 8-0-0 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern has outscored its foes 30-5 during its win streak … The Polar Bears are averaging 2.5 goals per contest in 2019, and only allowing 0.8 scores per game … On Wednesday, ONU clinched its seventh OAC regular-season title, and first since 2017, with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at No. 17 Otterbein … In that game, junior Jenna Fuller scored her team-leading 16th goal of 2019 … She has 45 scores in her career, which is seventh all-time in school history … Senior Rose Nienaber scored the other goal Wednesday, giving her seven on the season … Junior Siena Ward has four goals in 2019 … 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 recorded 48 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 188 career saves ranks her sixth all-time in school history … The Purple Raiders own a 5-9-2 overall record and a 1-6-1 mark in conference play … Mount Union averages one goal per game, while allowing 1.9 scores per contest … Brit McCauley leads the Purple Raiders with five goals in 2019 … Skyelar Mantz has started 13 games in net for Mount Union this season and has 104 saves.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
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Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 22-10-2 all-time record versus Mount Union … The Polar Bears — who have a 10-5-1 all-time mark against the Purple Raiders in Alliance — have won 14 of the last 17 in the series … Northern won the most recent matchup 2-0 in last year's OAC Tournament semifinals.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 213-82-29, a .657 win percentage.