Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - Memorial Stadium, Westerville, Ohio
This Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program heads to Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein this Wednesday, October 24 for an important league showdown filled with postseason playoff implications ... Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Westerville, Ohio ... Both teams enter the final week of conference play in a three-way tie for third place in the OAC standings, alongside Wilmington, with 4-3-0 conference marks ... The Polar Bears own an 11-5-1 overall record heading into the midweek matchup on the road after falling to Capital 6-0 in their last outing on Saturday ... Sophomore Jimmy Walkinshaw led Northern offensively, producing three total shots ... Despite the loss, ONU would outshoot their guests 18-16 and hold a 10-4 corner kick advantage ... Through 17 matches, Hasan leads the Polar Bears with 13 goals, 32 points, and 61 shots while freshman midfielder Levi King paces the team with eight assists this season ... Hasan also ranks fourth in goals, points, shots, and tied for fourth with six assists in the OAC this season ... Meanwhile, King sits third in assists and fifth in goals (9), points (26), and shots (59) ... Freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo stands fourth in goals against average at 1.17 and ranks tied for fourth having allowed 12 goals against ... Senior goalkeeper William Velotta also ranks among the league's best as he is seventh with 13 goals against this season ... Hasan needs one goal and one point this season to tie the all-time sophomore class records of 14 goals and 33 points at Ohio Northern ... Otterbein sports a 7-6-0 overall record heading into their matchup with the Polar Bears ... In their most recent outing, the Cardinals upended Muskingum 5-1 on Saturday evening in Westerville ... Junior midfielder Eric Stuckey paces Otterbein with four goals while senior midfielder Erick Juarez-Manning guides the offense with six assists in 2018 ... Freshman goalkeeper Andrew McIlvoy has made the previous three starts in net, allowing just three goals and posting a 0.86 goals against average, 11 saves, and a shutout.
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All-Time Series: The Polar Bears trail Otterbein 14-22 in the all-time series between the two programs ... When playing on the road, Northern is 6-13 against the Cardinals all-time ... Last season, Otterbein defeated ONU 2-0 at Memorial Stadium in their most recent meeting.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 306-120-35 (.702) overall record entering Wednesday's matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.