COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican men's soccer team will return to the friendly confines of Panther Stadium this weekend as they host home matches for the first time since September 28.
ODU will return to Panther Stadium as they host two of the top three schools in the conference standings in Northwood and No. 2 Saginaw Valley State.
The Panthers will be glad to be back in Columbus coming off a four game road stretch which saw them fall to the top three schools in the GLIAC. Over this past weekend the Panthers completed the season sweep over Findlay, winning 1-0, before falling to Tiffin on Sunday 2-0.
Sophomore Andrew Schwall (Gahanna, OH) scored the game winner for ODU in the victory over Findlay. Schwall now has four goals on the season and is tied for second on the team.
Senior Jakob Szabo (Worthington, OH) leads the Panthers in goals and is tied for third in the GLIAC with five. Adding two assists to his point total, Szabo ranks fourth in the conference with 12 points.
Schwall and junior Brent Wahle (Pataskala, OH) each are tied for second on the team and sixth in the GLIAC with four goals apiece.
Sophomore Tanner Ebright (Pickerington, OH) is tied for second in the conference with his team high four assists.
Northwood (Friday, October 17)
On Friday ODU will host Northwood. The Timberwolves come into the week with an 8-2-1 record overall and a 6-2-1 conference mark. Currently, NU is riding a four match winning streak and are winners of six of their last eight.
NU is led defensively by goalkeeper Johannes Sterobo who has a 0.71 goals against average. Keaton Levock leads the Timberwolves with five goals this season.
The Panthers and Timberwolves have met once already this season with NU taking a 2-1 victory. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday.
No. 2 Saginaw Valley State (Sunday, October 19)
ODU will welcome Saginaw Valley in the second game of the weekend set. The Panthers were defeated on the road in the first visit by a final score of 2-1.
SVSU comes into the week with an unbeaten conference mark of 7-0-2 while also holding an unbeaten 10-0-2 overall record.
The Cardinals are led by senior Craig Neal. Neal comes into the week with a total of 16 points, including five goals and six assists. Goalkeeper Alex Bouillennec leads the GLIAc with a goals against average of 0.64 and has recorded seven shutouts.
The Panthers and Cardinals will kick off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Tyler Jester