Women's Soccer: Otterbein (7-1-1 Overall, 0-1-0 OAC) at #17 Ohio Northern (8-1-1 Overall, 1-0-0 OAC)

Women's Soccer: Otterbein (7-1-1 Overall, 0-1-0 OAC) at #17 Ohio Northern (8-1-1 Overall, 1-0-0 OAC)

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 7 pm, Kerscher Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Wednesday evening's contest after defeating Mount Union 2-1 in its Ohio Athletic Conference season-opener ... Northern is currently riding a 6-game winning streak and has won eight of its last nine contests ... In the victory over MtU sophomore Rose Nienaber and freshman Courtney Favazzo scored for ONU, while freshman Jenna Fuller assisted on both goals ... Through 10 games, Fuller and senior Anna Niemeyer currently lead the team with four goals each, while Nienaber is third with three goals ... Fuller currently has a team-best four assists, while Nienaber ranks second on the team with two assists ... Sophomore Meagan Grierson leads the Polar Bear defense, compiling five shutouts this season and an 8-1-1 record ... The sophomore currently ranks fourth in the OAC with a 0.60 goals against average and is tied for fourth in the conference with only six goals allowed ... Northern is currently tied for fifth nationally with a team shutout percentage of .778 ... Otterbein enters Tuesday's contest after dropping its OAC-opener to Capital 2-1 ... That contest snapped a five game winning streak for the Cardinals ... Freshmen Bella Shivley and Priscilla Severance are currently tied for the lead and fifth place in the OAC with five goals each ... Shivley currently leads the team and ranks tied for second in the OAC with six assists ... Defensively, freshmen Katie Both and Erin Gordon have split time in the goal ... Both owns a 4-0-1 record, while Gordon is 3-1-0 ... The duo have combined for four shutouts this season and rank second in the OAC with a GAA of 0.55, respectively ... Gordon leads the league with only two goals allowed, while Both is third with three goals allowed.

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Niemeyer 4    1. Fuller 4    1. Fuller 12    1. Grierson 23    1. Grierson 0.60
  Fuller 4   2. Neinaber   2. Niemeyer 8                
3.  Nienaber   3. 6 Tied 1     Nienaber 8                

Series Record: Northern owns a 17-16 edge in the all-time series between the two schools ... Northern fell 2-0 last season, after defeating OU 2-1 in 2015 ... The series is tied 2-2-0 in the last four seasons.

Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 14th season as head coach with a 173-75-25 career record and a winning percentage of .679 ... Batman is the winningest head coach in Ohio Northern women's soccer history.