Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5 p.m. - Shults Field, Oberlin, Ohio
Tuesday's Match Preview: The Ohio Northern women's soccer program returns to the road following an undefeated three-game home stand when the Polar Bears travel to Oberlin for a nonconference affair on Tuesday, September 18 ... Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Shults Field ... Winners of three consecutive matches, Northern sports a 3-2-0 overall record headed into Tuesday's clash with the Yeowomen ... ONU would knock off Alma (Mich.) in their most recent outing Saturday, September 15, blanking the visiting Scots 3-0 at Kerscher Stadium ... Sophomore forward Jenna Fuller notched her third goal and second game-winner of the weekend after finding the net in the 23rd minute of action ... The Polar Bears would also receive tallies from freshman defender Tara Morris, who scored her first career goal directly off a corner kick in the 35th minute, and senior forward McKenna Welsh ... Welsh, juniors Haley Moses and Hannah Martin, and sophomore Emma Barney each recorded assists during the match ... In net, junior Meagan Grierson posted her third successive clean sheet in the victory, deflecting away three Alma scoring chances ... Overall, Grierson has secured 12 total saves, a 0.78 goals against average, and three shutouts after starting all five matches in goal ... After her impressive scoring weekend, Fuller now leads the Polar Bears with three goals on the season ... Meanwhile, Welsh stands second with two strikes and also sits atop the team statistical charts with two assists ... Oberlin enters the early-week showdown holding a 3-3-0 overall record, having won their two most recent outings against Geneva College (Pa.) and Marietta ... Sophomore midfielder Lucy Fredell has been the Yeowomen's top offensive threat in 2018 as she leads Oberlin with three goals ... Freshman goalkeeper Isabelle Smith leads all netminders in goals against average (1.00), saves (20), and shutouts (2).
ONU Statistical Leaders:
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All-Time Series: The Polar Bears own the all-time series 3-1 over Oberlin, having won the first three matchups in 1995, 1996, and 1997... Tuesday's soccer match will mark just the fifth meeting all-time and the first contest since the Yeowomen defeated Ohio Northern 2-1 during the 2005 regular season between the two Ohio-based schools.
Head Coach Mark Batman: Batman is currently in his 15th season as the head coach of the Ohio Northern women's soccer program … He owns an overall record of 188-78-26 (.688) at ONU entering Tuesday's contest, ranking him as the all-time winningest coach in program history.