Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:30 p.m. - AU Soccer Stadium, Anderson, Ind.
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 5 p.m. - Rose-Hulman Intramural Fields, Terre Haute, Ind.
This Weekend's Preview: Winners of three consecutive matches, the Ohio Northern men's soccer program returns to the road this Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 with a westward trek to battle Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes Anderson (Ind.) and Rose-Hulman (Ind.) in a pair of nonconference affairs ... Friday's kickoff against the Ravens is set for 3:30 p.m. at AU Soccer Stadium in Anderson, Indiana while Saturday's matchup with the Fightin' Engineers is slated for 5 p.m. at Rose-Hulman's Intramural Fields in Terre Haute, Indiana ... The Polar Bears enter the weekend contests sporting a 4-2-1 overall record after stringing together a three-match win streak against No. 19-ranked Ohio Wesleyan, Oberlin, and Thomas More (Ky.) over the past two weeks of competition ... Additionally, head coach Brent Ridenour stands at 299 career victories in 21 seasons heading into the weekend contests, seeking to become the first men's soccer coach at Ohio Northern to record 300 wins ... In their most recent outing, Northern defeated Thomas More 3-1 at Kerscher Stadium on Tuesday evening due in large part to the efforts of reigning OAC Offensive Player of the Week Levi King ... The freshman scored his fourth goal of the season, which also served as the game-winning strike, while tallying a pair of assists to guide a comeback effort versus the Saints ... Junior Noah Bachwitz and freshman Bryan Kern notched the remaining two goals in the contest ... In net, sophomore John Lombardo made his second succcessive start, deflecting four shots to improve his win-loss record to 2-0-0 ... Sophomore defender Beelal Hasan currently leads the Polar Bears and stands tied for third in the OAC with five scores on the year ... Meanwhile, King stands atop the team's statistical charts with a team-best five assists and 13 points, which rank second and third in the conference, respectively ... Senior goalkeeper William Velotta ranks fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 18 saves on the year ... Anderson owns a 3-4-1 record heading into Friday afternoon's contest with their most recent result being a 2-1 double-overtime loss at Wabash (Ind.) on Tuesday ... The Ravens have been led offensively by the play of sophomore Wes Erny and senior Jacob Pokorski, who have registered five and four goals, respectively ... Additionally, Pokorski is number one in assists on the season, having recorded five helpers in the early season ... The Fightin' Engineers bring a 2-3-1 overall record into this weekend's action after falling to DePauw (Ind.) 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday evening ... Forward Michel Farhat currently leads the club with three goals this season while defenders Eric Kirby and Wyatt McKibbon top the team with two assists each ... In goal, junior netminder Pascal Schlee has tallied 23 saves, a 1.09 goals against average, and a pair of shutouts.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Friday's matchup marks the 19th meeting all-time between the Polar Bears and the Ravens ... Northern currently leads the series with a 14-3-1 record against their hosts, which includes three consecutive wins for ONU from 2015-17 ... Ohio Northern currently leads the all-time series against the Fightin' Engineers 2-0-0 ... The two teams met in the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament and during the 2017 regular season in Terre Haute with the Polar Bears winning 2-0 and 2-1 (2OT), respectively.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 299-117-35 (.702) overall record entering the weekend matchups, which ranks him first on the all-time coaching wins list at ONU.