Women's Soccer: Ohio Northern (4-1-2 overall) at #13 Case Western Reserve (6-0-0 overall)

Women's Soccer: Ohio Northern (4-1-2 overall) at #13 Case Western Reserve (6-0-0 overall)

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - DiSanto Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

Friday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer team takes to the road and battles No. 13 Case Western Reserve Friday at 7:30 p.m. at DiSanto Field in Cleveland … The Polar Bears — who are receiving votes in the latest D3soccer.com and United Soccer Coaches polls — own a 4-1-2 overall record and are riding a two-game win streak … Northern's most recent win occurred Tuesday in Ada, as the Polar Bears downed Oberlin 5-0 … In that game, senior forward Rose Nienaber recorded Kerscher Stadium's first-ever hat trick in women's soccer … Junior forward Jenna Fuller added the other two goals to bring her season total to six which leads the team … Five different players have scored one goal apiece for the Polar Bears … Senior goaltender Meagan Grierson logged her third shut out of the season against Oberlin … She has made 20 saves on the season … Case Western Reserve comes in with an unblemished 6-0-0 overall record … The Spartans average 4.3 goals per game and have only surrendered a total of two goals in 2019 … Sophomore midfielder Anika Washburn leads Case Western Reserve with five goals while five other players have scored at least two. 

ONU Statistical Leaders: 
 
  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. Fuller 6   1. 4 Tied 2    1. Fuller 14    1. Grierson 20   1. Grierson 0.81
2. Nienaber 3           2. Nienaber 8                
3. 5 Tied 1           3. 2 Tied 4                

Series Record: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve by a 5-3-1 margin … The teams have met each of the last seven years, and the Polar bears have won the last three matchups, claiming a 1-0 victory in 2018. 

Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is in his 16th season with the ONU women's soccer program ... He sports an overall coaching record of 203-81-29, which is good enough for a .694 win percentage.