Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The 17th-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team hosts No. 3-seeded Otterbein in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship game Saturday at Kerscher Stadium in Ada … The top-seeded Polar Bears will be making their fifth consecutive appearance in the title match and 14th overall … Northern currently sports a 16-2-2 overall record and is riding a 12-game win streak … ONU has outscored its foes 37-5 during its win streak … The Polar Bears are averaging 2.6 goals per contest in 2019, and only allowing 0.7 scores per game … On Thursday, ONU pushed past No. 4-seeded John Carroll 1-0 behind an 88th-minute goal from junior Jenna Fuller … Fuller has a team-high 19 scores this season and 47 for her career, which places her fifth all-time in school history … Sophomore Emma Barney and junior Siena Ward have four goals in 2019 … Junior Abigail 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 10 shut outs in 2019 … Grierson has registered 42 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 … Otterbein enters with a 16-3-1 overall record ... The Cardinals defeated No. 6-seeded Wilmington 2-1 in double overtime in the quarterfinals in Westerville before topping No. 2-seeded Capital 2-1 in the semifinals in Columbus ... Otterbein is averaging 3.6 goals per game while allowing 1.1 scores per contest ... Bella Shivley paces the Cardinals offensively with 22 goals in 2019 ... Erin Gordon has started every game in net and has 48 saves.
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Series Record: Ohio Northern owns a 19-17-2 all-time record versus Otterbein … The Polar Bears — who have a 1-4-1 all-time mark against the Cardinals in OAC Tournament action — defeated Otterbein 2-1 Oct. 30 in Westerville.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 215-82-29, a .660 win percentage.