Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (8-2-1 Overall,1-0-0 OAC) at Otterbein (7-2-0 Overall, 1-0-0 OAC)

Men's Soccer: Ohio Northern (8-2-1 Overall,1-0-0 OAC) at Otterbein (7-2-0 Overall, 1-0-0 OAC)

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 7 pm, Clements Field, Westerville, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: Ohio Northern enters Tuesday's matchup after defeating Ohio Athletic Conference-foe Mount Union 1-0 on Saturday evening in its conference opener ... The Polar Bears have now won five straight contests, including three shutout victories ... Northern's lone goal came from junior Joseph Schulte on Saturday evening ... Freshman Dylan Plank earned the victory in the contest after recording six saves in the net ... Through 11 games this season, senior J.J. Fortner currently ranks first on the team and is tied for second in the OAC with seven goals ... Schulte is second on the team with fives goals ... Fortner also leads the team and is tied for fourth in the conference with 16 points ... Senior Grant Cayot currently has a team-best four assists, while senior Cory Lains ranks second on the team with three assists ... Defensively, freshman Dylan Plank leads the team with a 7-1-0 record in goal ... The freshman has three shutouts, while junior Kyle Dunnavant shares a fourth shutout with Plank ... Plank's 0.74 goals against average currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC, while his .818 save percentage leads the team and ranks fifth in the conference ... Plank has only allowed six goals this season, which ranks fourth in the OAC and leads the team ... Otterbein is also riding a 5-game winning streak heading into Tuesday evening's OAC showdown ... The Cardinals are coming off a 1-0 victory over Capital in their OAC season opener ... The Cardinals are led offensively by junior Juan Rivas' seven goals ... Rivas is currently tied for second in the conference in the category ... Junior Erick Juarez-Manning currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with six assists ... Sophomore Collin Hoffmann leads OU in goal with a 7-2-0 record ... The sophomore has 36 saves this season and currently ranks second in the OAC and first on the team in the category.

ONU Statistical Leaders 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA  
1. Fortner 7    1. Cayot 4    1. Fortner 16    1. Plank 27   1. Plank 0.74 
2.  Schulte 5   2.  Lains    2. Schulte 11   2. Dunnavant 12    2.  Dunnavant 1.51 
3. 5 Tied 2     Fortner 2   3.  Lains 7                
          Yoder                         

Series Record: Otterbein holds a 21-14-0 lead in the all-time series between the two schools ... Northern has won the last two matchups in shutout fashion, and have claimed victories in seven of the last eight contests ... Six of ONU's last seven victories over the Cardinals have been shutout victories.

Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is in his 20th season as head coach with a 291-111-33 career record and a winning percentage of .707.