Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (10-5-1 Overall, 3-3-0 OAC) at Muskingum (2-12-1 Overall, 0-6-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (10-5-1 Overall, 3-3-0 OAC) at Muskingum (2-12-1 Overall, 0-6-0 OAC)

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 7 pm, North Athletic Turf Field, New Concord, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern enters Saturday's contest after shutting out Wilmington 2-0 on Tuesday evening ... Senior J.J. Fortner led the way for ONU as he scored both of the Polar Bear goals in the first half of the contest ... Freshman goalie Dylan Plank posted his fifth shutout of the season in the victory ... Through 16 games this season, Northern is led offensively by Fortner's 12 goals ... The senior currently ranks second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in the category ... Fortner also ranks first on the team and second in the OAC with 26 points ... 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 ... Plank leads the team in the goal with a 9-3-0 record and five shutouts ... Planks 38 saves currently lead the team ... The freshman leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with a 0.87 gaols against average ... Plank also ranks fourth in the conference with a .788 save percentage and also ranks first in the conference with only 10 goals allowed this season ... Muskingim enters the contest after losing its last eight contests ... Freshman Johnny Aisthorpe currently leads the team with six goals, while junior Chase Michael Hilliard ranks second with four goals and four other players are tied for second on the team with two assists each ... Sophomore Drew Wise currently has a team-best five assists for MU ... Senior goalkeeper Josh Routte currently ranks first on the team with 38 saves, while freshman William Bradshaw ranks second with 14 saves.

ONU Statistical Leaders 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Fortner 12    1. Cayot 4    1. Fortner 26    1. Plank 40   1. Plank 0.87 
2.  Schulte 6   2.  Lains    2. Schulte 14   2. Dunnavant 18    2.  Dunnavant 1.63 
3. Tomkins 3     Yoder 3   3.  Lains 9                
  Lains                                

Series Record: Northern owns a 26-6-2 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... ONU has won the last 12 matchups dating back to 2006 and has won 19 of the last 20 contests. 

Head Coach Brent RidenourRidenour is in his 20th season as head coach with a 293-114-33 career record and a winning percentage of .703 ... Ridenour is the winningest coach in ONU men's soccer history.