Wednesday, October 3, 7 p.m. - George Finnie Stadium, Berea, Ohio
This Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's soccer program travels to Berea, Ohio this Wednesday, October 3 as the Polar Bears battle Ohio Athletic Conference foe Baldwin Wallace in a midweek conference showdown ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at George Finnie Stadium ... Northern enters the month of October sporting an 8-2-1 overall record, a 1-0-0 league record, and riding a current seven-match winning streak that dates back to September 12 ... In their most recent outing, the Polar Bears opened the 2018 OAC regular season slate with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Marietta on Saturday evening ... Both sides would remain scoreless until the 87th minute when freshman midfielder Levi King buried a penalty kick in the left side netting ... The game-winning strike would be King's seventh goal of the season ... In net, freshman goalkeeper John Lombardo recorded his sixth consecutive victory and third successive clean sheet ... He would post five saves in the match, which included a vital penalty kick save in the 84th minute off the foot of Marietta's Cole Pappas ... Due to his efforts last week, the freshman would garner his first career OAC Defensive Player of the Week nomination on Monday ... Sophomore defender Beelal Hasan leads the Polar Bears with nine goals and 40 shots while King stands first in assists with six ... In addition, the pair are tied atop the team with 20 points each ... Hasan ranks third in the conference in shots (40), tied for third in goals (9), and tied for fourth in points (20) ... Meanwhile, King stands tied for second in assists (6), tied for fourth in points (20), and fifth in shots (31) ... Senior Anthony DeNoi sits second on the team and fifth in the OAC with four assists ... Lombardo is among the league leaders in GAA (0.70, 2nd), total goals against (4, t2nd), and save percentage (78.8%, 5th) ... The Yellow Jackets enter the contest with a 5-5-1 overall record and an 0-1-0 mark in the conference after falling to Capital in their OAC opener 5-1 on Saturday evening ... Junior forward Danny Ruple leads Baldwin Wallace in nine goals, six assists, 24 points, and with a conference-best 53 total shots ... Senior Brian Haviland and junior Patrick Mehal have split goaltending duties in the 2018 season ... Haviland leads the duo in goals against (8), GAA (1.60), save percentage (69.2%) wins (3), and shutouts (1) while Mehal has logged more minutes (599:14) and posted more saves (33).
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|3.||DeNoi||3||3.||5 Tied w/||2||3.||DeNoi||10||3.||Dunnavant||1||3.||Dunnavant||2.91|
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series 28-12-3 between the two programs ... The Polar Bears have won the last three meetings, including a 3-2 decision last season at Baldwin Wallace.
Head Coach Brent Ridenour: Ridenour is currently in his 21st season guiding the Ohio Northern men's soccer program … He owns a 303-117-35 (.704) overall record entering Wednesday's matchup, which ranks him first in all-time coaching victories at Ohio Northern and in the Ohio Athletic Conference.