Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Thursday's Preview: The 17th-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team opens up Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament play Thursday at Kerscher Stadium … The top-seeded Polar Bears battle No. 4-seeded John Carroll in the semifinals at 2 p.m. ... Northern — which currently sports a 15-2-2 overall record and a 9-0-0 mark in conference play — finished the regular season on an 11-game win streak … ONU outscored its foes 36-5 during its win streak … The Polar Bears are averaging 2.7 goals per contest in 2019, and only allowing 0.7 scores per game … On Saturday, ONU put a bow on its seventh OAC regular-season title, and first since 2017, with a 6-0 victory at Mount Union … In that game, senior Rose Nienaber netted her eighth and ninth goals of the season, while juniors Jenna Fuller, Emma Barney and Abigail Mathews and freshman Lauren Naso scored the other four goals … Fuller has a team-high 18 scores in 2019 and 46 for her career, which is tied for fifth all-time in school history … Barney and junior Siena Ward have four goals in 2019 … Mathews and senior Haley Moses have three goals apiece, while junior Megan Breier and freshman Hailey McGuire each have two scores … Senior goaltender Meagan Grierson has recorded 52 saves and an OAC-best nine shut outs in 2019 … Grierson has registered 41 shut outs in her career, and that's tops in school history … Grierson's 192 career saves ranks her sixth all-time in school history … John Carroll enters with a 10-6-3 overall record, which includes a 5-3-1 mark in OAC play ... The Blue Streaks defeated Baldwin Wallace 3-0 Tuesday night in conference tournament quarterfinals in University Heights ... JCU is averaging 1.6 goals per game while allowing 1.4 scores per contest ... Jaclyn Audino paces the Blue Streaks offensively with 10 goals in 2019 ... Danielle DelGiudice has played 14 games in net and has 72 saves.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
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Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 23-13-2 all-time record versus John Carroll … The Polar Bears — who have a 4-4 all-time mark against the Blue Streaks in OAC Tournament action — have won six in a row in the series … Northern defeated John Carroll 2-1 Oct. 19 in University Heights.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 214-82-29, a .658 win percentage.