Ohio Northern defeats Rose-Hulman
Johnson, Huelsman score as Polars Bears advance
CLEVELAND -- Ohio Northern advanced in the NCAA tournament following an impressive 2-0 win against Rose-Hulman in the first round on Saturday at Case Field.
With the win, Ohio Northern moves to 19-2-2 overall, while the Fightin’ Engineers’ season ends at 16-6.
ONU went up 1-0 in the 40th minute when junior Cameron Johnson headed the ball in, completing the connection from a free kick by senior Cory Dobkins and a pass from senior Dustin Connor.
The goal was Johnson’s 12th of the season, while Dobkins earned his seventh assist and Connor his first of the season.
Senior Christian Huelsman notched his 10th goal of the year when he finished a pass from junior Nate Bascom in the 56th minute for the goal and 2-0 advantage.
Bascom earned his team-leading ninth assist of the year.
Northern Ohio outshot the Engineers 19-5 while the Polar Bears defense was stifling, not allowing a shot during the game and posting the team’s 14th shutout of the year.