Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7 p.m. - Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Tuesday's Match Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer team finishes a brief two-game home stand Tuesday evening when the Polar Bears welcome in Thomas More (Ky.) for a nonconference contest under the lights at Kerscher Stadium ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. in Ada ... Tuesday's affair will start a busy three-match week for ONU as they are also slated for travel to Anderson (Ind.) and Rose-Hulman (Ind.) on Friday and Saturday, respectively ... Northern currently sports a 3-2-1 overall record after upending D3soccer.com's No. 19-ranked Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops 3-0 at Olentangy Liberty High School and the Oberlin Yeomen 4-2 last week ... Sophomore Beelal Hasan notched a pair of braces during last week's competition to raise his team-leading goal mark to five in 2018 ... Freshman Levi King also had a strong showing over the two-match span, registering five total points on a goal and three assists, which places him atop the team in the statistical category ... Seniors Anthony DeNoi and Joseph Schulte also have multiple goals this season as they have posted three and two strikes, respectively, to aid the offensive attack ... In net, senior William Velotta has started five matches with 18 saves, a pair of shutouts, and a 2.07 goals against average to guide the goalkeeper unit ... Sophomore goalkeeper John Lombardo has recorded the remaining start, capturing a win against Oberlin on Saturday evening ... Thomas More enters the early-week competition owning a 4-2-1 overall record with their most recent result being a 2-1 loss versus Kenyon on Saturday ... Junior forward Ethan Smith has provided a bulk of the offense in 2018, producing a team-high six goals and 12 total points ... Sophomore defender Pierce Turner is next in line with two strikes while freshman Mark McAulay leads the team with three assists ... Senior goalkeeper Jeff Paulin has started all seven matches in net, logging over 600 minutes, 26 saves, a 1.04 goals against average, and a pair of shutouts.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Tuesday's match will mark the 13th meeting all-time between the two programs ... Northern leads the all-time series 11-1, which includes a 3-0 victory in their most recent meeting at Kerscher Stadium during the 2017 regular season ... ONU currently stands at an undefeated 8-0 at home versus the Saints.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 298-117-35 (.700) overall record entering Tuesday's matchup, which ranks him first on the all-time coaching wins list at ONU.