Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (9-4-1 Overall, 2-2-0 OAC) at #10 John Carroll (11-1-1 Overall, 3-1-1 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (9-4-1 Overall, 2-2-0 OAC) at #10 John Carroll (11-1-1 Overall, 3-1-1 OAC)

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 7 pm, Don Shula Stadium, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team enters Saturday evening's matchup with nationally-ranked Ohio Athletic Conference-foe John Carroll after defeating No. 8-ranked Heidelberg 4-0 on Wednesday evening at Kerscher Stadium ... The Polar Bears got two goals from senior J.J. Fortner and goals from senior Mac Tompkins and junior Joseph Schulte ... Freshman Dylan Plank recorded his fourth shutout of the season in the victory, recording four saves ... Fortner currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 10 goals and also leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 22 points ... Schulte currently ranks second on the team with six goals, while four other athletes are tied for third on the team with two goals each ... Senior Grant Cayot currently leads the team with four assists, while senior Cory Lains and freshman Zachary Yoder are tied for second on the team with three assists each ... Defensively, Plank currently leads the team and is tied for first in the conference with a 0.79 GAA ... Plank also ranks first on the team and is tied for first in the conference with only eight goals allowed this season ... After dropping its first contest of the season, John Carroll has answered with two straight victories entering Saturday's matchup ... Senior Jesse Marinaro currently leads the team and ranks first on the team and fourth in the OAC with eight goals ... Sophomore Hayden Parente currently ranks second on the team with six goals ... Marinaro's eight assists currently leads the team and OAC ... The senior ranks first on the team and second in the OAC with 24 points ... Junior Liam McIntosh currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC in GAA (0.82) and saves (49) ... McIntosh also ranks second in the OAC with a .817 save percentage and is fifth in the conference with only 11 goals allowed.

ONU Statistical Leaders 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Fortner 10    1. Cayot 4    1. Fortner 22    1. Plank 34   1. Plank 0.79 
2.  Schulte 6   2.  Lains    2. Schulte 14   2. Dunnavant 18    2.  Dunnavant 1.63 
3. Tomkins 3     Yoder 3   3.  Lains 7                
                  Yoder 7                
                  Tompkins 7                

Series Record: JCU owns a 17-14-7 lead in the all-time series between the two schools ... The previous three contests have ended in ties, while Northern claimed the most recent victory in 2015, 2-1.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is in his 20th season as head coach with a 292-113-33 career record and a winning percentage of .704.