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September 22, 2019

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Women's Soccer: ONU battles to 1-1 draw with Case Western Reserve

By Andrew Korba

In one of the premiere matchups of opening weekend in NCAA Division III women's soccer, the No. 12 Ohio Northern women's soccer team tied No. 17 Case Western Reserve by a 1-1 score Sunday afternoon at the ONU Soccer Field.

ONU is now 0-0-2 on the season and Spartans now stand at 1-0-1.

The Polar Bears struck first in the 16th minute when sophomore Kristina Klusek blasted her second goal of the season into the right side of the net.

Senior Paige Garber picked up the assist on the play.

No. 12 Men's Soccer opens season with 4-0 victory at Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament

By Andrew Korba

The No.12 Ohio Northern men's soccer team kicked off their season in dominating fashion, defeating Geneseo State (N.Y.) by a 4-0 score Saturday afternoon at the Hern Lauffer Memorial Tournament hosted by Penn State Behrend.

Northern (1-0-0) advances to the championship game tommorrow and will face off against Centre (Ky.) at 11:30 am.

The Knights fall to 0-1-0.

ONU got on the board first in the 27th minute when senior Nate Bascom beat the goalie who came out on the play.

Northern would tack on three goals in the second half, all within 20 minutes of each other.

Women's Cross Country opens up 2012 season with win at ONU Invitiational


By  Andrew Korba

Junior All American Alison Steinbrunner finished in first place to lead the Ohio Northern women's cross country team at the ONU Invitational Saturday.

ONU won the event with 18 points while Heidelberg was second with 64.

The ONU Alumni team came in thrid place with 67 points and Bluffton came in fourth with 97.

Steinbrunner completed the 4k course in 13:49.30.

The Polar Bears also grabbed second and third place finishes.

Senior Lydia Weaver finished in second with a time of 14:18.70 and freshman Aya Tomozawa grabbed a third place finish in 15:02.70.

Zumberger Tournament MVP as Northern wins 34th annual ONU Invite


By Andrew Korba

Senior Kelsie Zumberger was named Tournament MVP as the Ohio Northern volleyball team clinched the ONU Invitational with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14 victory over Trine (Ind.) Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern is now 4-0 on the season while the Thunder stand at 2-1.

Zumberger had a phenominal weeked posting 159 assists and 37 digs. She has missed the past two seasons due to injury.

Juniors Jeni Kmic and Kristen Davidson joined Zumberger on the All Tournament Team as well.

In Set 1 against Trine, Northern found themselves tied at 17-17 and used a 4-0 run to expand the lead to 21-17.

VB sweeps by Thiel at ONU Invitational

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern volleyball team won three tight sets over Thiel (Pa.) to begin Day 2 of the ONU Invitational Saturday morning at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern won by scores of 25-22, 27-25, 25-23 to up their record on the season to 3-0.

The Tomcats fall to 0-3.

Junior Kristen Davidson led the way for the Polar Bears with 14 kills while senior Ellen Grenert had 13.

Junior Julia Fuerst had 11 kills and a .350 hitting percentage to pace ONU.

Kelly Barzak had 12 kills to lead Thiel.

With the score all knotted at 14-14 in Set 1, Fuerst registered a kill to put Northern in front for good.

Polar Bears lose opener on FG in overtime

By Tim Glon
B.G. Howell kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift North Carolina Wesleyan to a 16-13 football victory over Ohio Northern on a hot Saturday afternoon at Northern Nash Athletic Complex in the season opener for both teams.

Junior Tyler Rue led the Polar Bears (0-1 overall) through the air and on the ground, completing 26 of 37 passes for 215 yards and a TD and running 15 times for 60 yards and a score.