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ONU men's soccer advances in NCAA tournament

#11 ONU will play #15 North Park (Ill.) at 3:00 p.m. on Sun, November 13

By Wes Mayberry

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team defeated Mount Aloysius (Pa.) on penalty kicks, 4-2, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Kerscher Stadium in Ada.

ONU and MAC played to a 1-1 draw through regulation and a pair of 10-minute overtime periods.

The No. 11 Polar Bears (13-3-4) advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will play No. 15 North Park (Ill.) on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kerscher Stadium.

The Mounties end their season with a record of 10-7-3.

Both teams scored in the second half of regulation.

Sophomore Brenden Gervers (Grand Blanc, Mich.) put the Polar Bears up 1-0 with a goal in the 58th minute on an assist from sophomore Ryan Parker (Lexington).

The Mounties knotted the score at 1-all in the 84th minute, when Louis Bez found Rhett Pletcher for a goal that ultimately sent the game to overtime.

Northern out-shot MAC 6-2 in the 20 minutes of overtime as neither team was able to break the deadlock.

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ONU women's soccer in 1st NCAA DIII round, Nov. 12

The Ohio Northern women's soccer team will travel to Dubuque, Iowa, to face Rose-Hulman (Ind.) in the First Round of the 2022 NCAA Division III tournament at 3:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 12.

ONU sports recap for November 1-5

Women’s Soccer wins second consecutive OAC Tournament championship
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Northern women's soccer team defeated Capital 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, November 5, at Bernlohr Stadium, earning its second straight Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship.

"We told the girls, 'Go find a way to have that special moment that you deserve,' and they did that today," ONU head coach Mark Batman said. "I'm really proud of these girls."

The second-seeded Polar Bears improve to 13-1-5 overall while the top-seeded Comets fall to 12-3-3.

ONU Sports recap November 1-3 


Women's Soccer FINAL - PK -  The Ohio Northern women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Otterbein in Thursday night's Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal game at Kerscher Stadium, advancing past the Cardinals 4-3 on penalty kicks.

Ohio Northern win vs. Otterbein with penalty kicks, 4-3
OAC Tournament - Semifinals


ONU men’s soccer claims OAC regular season title

By Wes Mayberry

The No. 13 Ohio Northern men's soccer team celebrated Senior Night by securing the 2022 Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season championship Saturday with a 3-0 win over Marietta at Kerscher Stadium.

This marks ONU's ninth OAC Regular Season title in program history and first since 2015.

The Polar Bears (13-2-3 overall, 8-0-1 OAC) completed the fourth unbeaten conference season in program history and will host an OAC Tournament semifinal game on Thursday at 4 p.m.

ONU sports recap for Oct. 24-26

Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer

Women's Golf at Berry Invitational

ROME, Ga. — The Ohio Northern women's golf team broke its 36-hole school record by a full 18 strokes and finished third of 12 teams at the Berry (Ga.) Chik-Fil-A Invitational Monday and Tuesday at the Coosa Country Club.

The Polar Bears (42-3 overall) carded a 310-311—621, which is 18 shots better than the previous record of 639 set twice in 2021.