Men's Soccer: Capital (7-4-0 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (8-3-1 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Capital (7-4-0 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (8-3-1 Overall, 1-1-0 OAC)

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 7 pm, Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team will celebrate Parents Night on Saturday evening as it welcomes Ohio Athletic Conference-foe Capital to Kerscher Stadium ... Northern enters the contest after dropping a 2-0 decision at Otterbein on Tuesday evening ... Northern has won eight of its last 10 contests and has four shutout victories this season ... Through 12 games this season, senior J.J. Fortner leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with seven goals ... Junior Joseph Schulte currently ranks second on the team with five goals ... Seniors Grant Cayot and Cory Lains rank first and second on the team with four and three assists, respectively ... Fortner currently has a team-best 16 points and is tied for fourth in the category in the OAC ... The Polar Bears have saw 12 athletes score goals, while 11 Polar Bears have recorded assists this season ... Defensively, freshman Dylan Plank leads Northern in the goal with a 7-1-0 record ... The freshman has a team-best 0.74 goals against average and ranks third in the conference in the category ... Plank also leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC in save percentage (.818) and goals against (6) ... Capital enters the contest after defeating Wilmington 2-0 ... Junior Chewy Gordon currently leads the team with five goals, while junior Daniel Bundschuh is second on the team with four goals ... Sophomore Greg Knox currently leads the team with four assists ... Senior Justin Niswonger leads the team with a 7-4-0 record in the goal ... The senior leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 34 saves.

ONU Statistical Leaders 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Fortner 7    1. Cayot 4    1. Fortner 16    1. Plank 27   1. Plank 0.74 
2.  Schulte 5   2.  Lains    2. Schulte 11   2. Dunnavant 18    2.  Dunnavant 1.63 
3. 5 Tied 2     Fortner 2   3.  Lains 7                

Series Record: Northern leads the all-time series by a 24-12-4 margin ... Northern is 2-0-1 in the previous three matchups and defeated CU 4-0 in the OAC Tournament after tying the Crusaders 2-2 in the regular season.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is in his 20th season as head coach with a 291-112-33 career record and a winning percentage of .705.