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June 24, 2019

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Three ONU sports set to compete in OAC Tournament Championship Weekend

B: Andrew Korba

ADA--The Ohio Northern men's soccer team, women's soccer team and volleyball team will all compete for an OAC Tournament Championship this weekend.

The No. 7 men's soccer team is the top seed in the OAC Men's Soccer Tournament.

The Polar Bears finished a perfect 9-0-0 in OAC regular season play and ended up with an 18-2 overall record.

By being the top seed, Northern has the privilege of hosting the OAC Tournament as the highest remaining seed.

ONU will take on No. 4 seed Heidelberg on Friday at 2 pm at the ONU Soccer Field.

Playoff tickets on sale now at Ada HS

PRE-SALE TICKETS: There are pre-sale tickets available in the Ada High School office for Friday’s varsity football game with Waynesfield-Goshen at Lima Stadium.

The game starts at 8 p.. All tickets are $7. All tickets at the game will be $9. Ada is the home team and will sit in the home bleachers. The gates will open at 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball receives votes in D3hoops.com Preseason Poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team received votes in the D3hoops.com Preseason poll.

Ohio Northern received 36 votes in voting conducted by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country.

Calvin (Mich.) was ranked No. 1 with 592 points, followed by Geroge Fox (Ore.) with 560 points and St. Thomas (Minn.) with 536 points.

Fellow OAC foe and defending OAC Tournament Mount Union was ranked No. 6 with 395 points.

Hurricane Sandy affects ONU sports teams' schedules


By Tim Glon

High winds, heavy rains and snow from Hurricane Sandy have forced several changes in the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball and Men's Soccer Tournament schedules this week.

The No. 3-seeded Ohio Northern volleyball team's quarterfinal match with Baldwin Wallace, scheduled for Tuesday night at 7 pm, has been postponed until Wednesday at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.

The semifinals and finals remain scheduled for Friday and Saturday, as previously planned.

Wrestling ranks No. 10 in Brute-NWCA Division III Preseason poll; Kwiat, Jones, Raber ranked individually

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 10 in the Brute-National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Preseason poll for the 2012-13 season.

The Polar Bears, under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, are the only Ohio Athletic Conference team in the poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country.

Individually, three ONU wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.

Sophomore Kristina Klusek named OAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week


By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern sophomore Kristina Klusek was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 22-28.

Klusek scored five goals and added an assist as ONU (10-4-4 overall, 5-3-1 OAC) defeated Wilmington 2-1 and Muskingum 4-1 last week.

She had both goals, including the match-winner with 1:37 left to play, to lead ONU a win at Wilmington on Tuesday.

She then had a hat trick in the first half and added a second half assist as the Polar Bears won 4-1 at Muskingum on Saturday.

This season, Klusek leads ONU in scoring with 33 points on 13 goals and seven assists.