Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (7-2-1 Overall, 0-0-0 OAC) at Mount Union (4-4-0 Overall, 0-0-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (7-2-1 Overall, 0-0-0 OAC) at Mount Union (4-4-0 Overall, 0-0-0 OAC)

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7 pm, Mount Union Stadium, Alliance, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Polar Bears open Ohio Athletic Conference play on Saturday evening as it travels to Alliance to take on Mount Union at 7 pm ... Northern enters the contest after an offensive outburst, which featured goals from eight different players in an 8-0 victory over Anderson (Ind.) on Tuesday evening at Kerscher Stadium ... Seniors Colin Johnson, Grant Cayot, Mac Tompkins, Ben Conkin, Cory Lains and J.J. Fortner, and freshmen Beelal Hasan and Jacob Scheufler all scored in the contest ... Fortner scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season ... The senior is currently tied for second in the OAC with six goals and 16 points ... Junior Joseph Schulte currently ranks second on the team with four goals ... In all, 13 players have scored for the Polar Bear offense ... Cayot and Lains currently rank first and second on the team with four and three assists, respectively ... Defensively, freshman Dylan Plank leads the team in the goal with a 6-1-0 record and three shutouts ... Plank ranks first on the team and fifth in the OAC with a 0.83 goals against average and leads the team and is tied for fourth in the OAC with only six goals allowed this season ... Mount Union enters the contest after posting a 4-4-0 record in non-conference play ... The Purple Raiders are currently riding a 2-game win streak with victories over La Roche (Pa.) and Oberlin ... Offensively, senior Stephen Dages leads the team with four goals, while senior Kevin Blackley ranks second with three goals ... Dages also ranks first on the team with two assists, while four other players are tied for second with one assist ... Sophomore Zach Hlas leads the team in the goal with a 4-4-0 record ... Hlas currently ranks fourth in the OAC with a 0.77 GAA and also ranks fourth in the conference with 32 saves ... The sophomore ranks third in the OAC with a .842 save percentage and is tied for fifth in the OAC with six goals allowed.

ONU Statistical Leaders 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Fortner 7    1. Cayot 4    1. Fortner 14    1. Plank 21   1. Plank 0.83 
2.  Schulte 4   2.  Lains    2. Schulte 9   2. Dunnavant 12    2.  Dunnavant 1.55 
3. 5 Tied 2     Fortner 2   3.  Yoder 5                
          Yoder      Lains 5                

Series Record: ONU owns a 26-11-6 lead in the all-time series against Mount Union ... The Polar Bears have won five straight contests, and eight of the last nine contests ... Northern won the matchup in 2016 1-0.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is in his 20th season as head coach with a 290-111-33 career record and a winning percentage of .706.