Women's Soccer: Ohio Northern (5-1-1 Overall) at Thomas More (Ky.) (4-1-1 Overall)

Women's Soccer: Ohio Northern (5-1-1 Overall) at Thomas More (Ky.) (4-1-1 Overall)

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 1 pm, BB&T Field, Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Saturday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Saturday's matchup with Thomas More (Ky.) after receiving votes in the second weekly United Soccer Coaches poll ... Northern is currently riding a 3-game winning streak and has won five of its last six contests ... During the stretch, Northern has not allowed a goal 528:36 minutes ... Sophomore goalkeeper Meagan Grierson has posted five shutouts in the last six contests for ONU, recording 17 saves in that stretch ... The Polar Bears are coming off of a 4-0 shutout victory over Wooster on Tuesday evening ... Through seven games this season, senior Anna Niemeyer leads the team with three goals, while freshman Jenna Fuller ranks second on the team with two goals ... Sophomores Rose Nienaber and Haley Moses and freshmen Megan Breier and Sydney Leshnak all are tied for third on the team with one goal each ... Four Polar Bears currently are tied for first on the team with an assist each ... Grierson currently ranks first on the team and fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference in saves (19) and save percentage (.792) ... Grierson also leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with a 0.70 GAA and ranks fourth in the conference with only five goals allowed this season ... The sophomore also leads the team and conference with five shutouts and five victories ... Thomas More enters the contest as winners of three of their last four contests ... During that time, the Saints have posted three shutouts ... Through six games, sophomore Olivia Nienaber currently leads the team with three goals, while five other athletes have one goal each ... Freshman Ashley Maples currently ranks first on the team with two assists ... Defensively, sophomore Aleyna Heyman leads the Saints in the net with a 4-1-1 record ... Heyman has four shutouts, a .909 save percentage and a 0.48 GAA.

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Niemeyer 3    1. Fuller 1    1. Niemeyer 6    1. Grierson 19    1. Grierson 0.70
2. Fuller 2     Neinaber   2. Fuller 5                
3.  Leshnak     Puntel 1   3.  Nienaber 3                
  Breier 1     Mathews 1                        
  Moses 1                                
  Nienaber 1                                

Series Record: Thomas More (Ky.) leads the all-time series between the two schools 5-4, including a 2-0 victory in 2016 ... TMC has won three of the last four contests.

Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 14th season as head coach with a 170-75-25 career record and a winning percentage of .676.