Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7 pm - Memorial Stadium, Westerville, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: The Ohio Northern women's lacrosse program wraps up its 2019 road slate Wednesday evening with a trip to Westerville for a pivotal Ohio Athletic Conference showdown at Otterbein ... Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium ... The Polar Bears enter the final week in the 2019 regular season sporting a 7-7 overall record and a 3-3 league mark ... ONU is tied for the fourth and final OAC Tournament playoff spot with Otterbein and John Carroll, who the program will host Saturday in the regular season finale ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 16-3 loss to OAC frontrunner Capital last Friday ... Sophomore Ann McArn guided the Ohio Northern attack, recording two goals and an assist ... Junior Maddie Storr added the remaining ONU goal ... Meanwhile, junior goalkeeper Kelli Hill tallied 13 saves in net ... Through 14 games, junior Betsy Naugle leads the team with 33 goals and ranks second with nine assists and 42 points ... Storr paces Northern with 15 assists and 47 points and sits second on the squad with 32 goals ... Sophomore Sydney Skelding is third on the team with 29 goals, seven assists, and 36 points ... McArn leads the team with 40 draw controls while Hill has 37 ground balls to lead the ONU defensive efforts ... Storr and Naugle rank 1-2 on ONU's all-time career scoring list with 91 and 82 goals, respectively ... Storr (112) and Naugle (103) are also 1-2 in ONU history in total points ... Lohman is the all-time leader with 90 draw controls at Ohio Northern, and senior Emily Hershberger leads the program with 96 caused turnovers ... Hill leads the conference with 162 saves and ranks second in the OAC with a .544 save percentage ... Otterbein enters the midweek contest with a 6-9 overall record and a similar 3-3 overall mark in league action ... The Cardinals are coming off a 21-3 rout at Muskingum last Friday ... Senior Abby Smoot currently leads the team with 34 goals this season ... Meanwhile, sophomore Julia Karas bests OU with 25 assists and 49 points while classmate Cameron Finnegan ranks second in points with 43 ... Defensively, junior Julie Platz owns a team-high 19 caused turnovers ... Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Rhoads owns a 5-7 overall record with 13 starts, 89 saves, and a 13.92 goals against average this season.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Otterbein leads the all-time series 3-0 over the Polar Bears ... Last season, the Cardinals defeated Ohio Northern 20-15 in Westerville.
ONU Head Coach Beth Hemminger: Hemminger is in her fourth season at Ohio Northern with a 23-39 record, a winning percentage of .371 ... She is 55-51 in six years as a head coach overall, a winning percentage of .519.