Men’s Soccer: #13 Ohio Northern (11-2-3 Overall, 6-0-1 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (11-4-2 Overall, 2-4-1 OAC)

Men’s Soccer: #13 Ohio Northern (11-2-3 Overall, 6-0-1 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (11-4-2 Overall, 2-4-1 OAC)

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 7 p.m. — George Finnie Stadium, Berea, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: Ohio Northern continues Ohio Athletic Conference play on Wednesday at Baldwin Wallace … The Polar Bears close their regular-season schedule on Saturday at home against Marietta … ONU is looking to complete its fourth unbeaten conference season in program history, joining 2009, 2011 and 2012 … Northern is ranked No. 13 nationally in this week's United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll and leads the OAC standings, one point ahead of second-place John Carroll … ONU is ranked No. 2 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Region VII poll behind Kenyon, which is ranked No. 3 nationally … Additionally, Northern is ranked No. 22 in this week's Top 25 poll … The Polar Bears are coming off Saturday's 6-0 win at Muskingum that extended their current win streak to five games and their unbeaten streak to 13 games … That marks the program's third-longest unbeaten streak all-time behind the 19-game streak in 2016 and the 14-game streak in 2006 … Sophomore Gavin Marshall led the way for ONU on Saturday with two goals … Fifth-year senior Levi King, junior Ryan Augustine and sophomores Nate Gottron and Noah Zebrak added one goal each … Sophomore goalkeeper Lucas Hickey recorded his first career shutout, improving his record to 5-0-1 on the season … Through 16 games, 16 different players have scored goals for ONU this season, and 21 different players have recorded at least one point … King leads the team with five goals on the season, which is tied for ninth in the OAC … Fifth-year senior Bryan Kern has a team-best six assists, which is tied for second in the OAC … King and Kern have 14 points on the season, which is tied for seventh in the OAC … Senior goalkeeper Josh Ellis has 31 saves on the season along with a 1.35 GAA and a .705 save percentage … Ellis is tied for 10th all-time at ONU with six career shutouts … Hickey has 22 saves on the season with a 1.26 GAA and .733 save percentage … King has 37 career goals, which ranks seventh on the program's all-time list … King ranks sixth in program history with 99 career points, and his 25 assists are tied for seventh all-time … Baldwin Wallace is coming off Saturday's 4-0 loss at Otterbein … Sophomore goalkeeper Zoltan Nagy recorded nine saves in the loss … On the season, senior Nick Surowicz has a team-high 10 goals and 24 points, which both rank third in the OAC … Freshman Max Yakym ranks second on the team with seven goals and 17 points … Yakym is tied for fourth in the OAC in both goals and points … Junior Michael Tusick has 11 points, and his team-high five assists are tied for fourth-best in the OAC … Nagy has started all 17 games in goal for the Yellow Jackets, recording 76 saves, 0.82 GAA and .854 save percentage … Nagy ranks second in the OAC in saves and save percentage and third in GAA.

ONU Statistical Leaders: 

  Goals       Assists       Points       Saves       GAA   
1. King 5   1. Kern 6    1. Kern 14    1. Ellis 31   1. Hickey 1.26
2.  Kern 4   2. King 4     King 14   2. Hickey 22   2. Ellis 1.35
  Shelton 4     Parker 4   3.  Shelton 11                

Series Record: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Baldwin Wallace by a 31-12-4 margin, including a 14-9-2 mark in Berea … ONU is 7-2-1 in the teams' last 10 meetings … In the teams' last meeting, in 2021, ONU came away with a 2-0 road win.

Head Coach Chris Matejka: Matejka is in his fourth season with the ONU men's soccer program … He has an overall coaching record of 41-19-10 for a winning percentage of .633 and is 21-9-4 in OAC games for a winning percentage of .657.