Niswonger Still Leads the Nation in Save Percentage

Niswonger Still Leads the Nation in Save Percentage

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Justin Niswonger (Centerville, Ohio) leads the nation in save percentage and is second in the nation for goals-against average.

On the season, Niswonger is 8-0 with six shutouts. He leads the nation with a save percentage of .925. He is second in the nation with a goals-against average of 0.307. So far this season, Niswonger has played 879:26. He leads the OAC in those two categories as well as in goals against with just three goals allowed. His play has led to his team gaining a national ranking in two separate polls.

He has only allowed three goals on 108 shots. Of his nine wins, six of them have been shutouts. Four of those have been one goal differential. His play in net along with his communication has been key in the success of the Capital defense.

Niswonger recorded nine consecutive wins, six of which are shutouts. On Saturday, he set a career-high with nine saves, in a 2-2 draw, against No. 4/7 Ohio Northern University. Three of those saves were one-on-one and he made several diving saves. The biggest shutout came against Ohio Wesleyan University, who was ranked No. 13 in the nation by D3soccer.com and has a record of 5-2-3. He also shutout No. 7, in the region at the time, Thomas More College which is 6-6 on the season. Other shutouts came against Hope College, Denison University, The College of Wooster, and conference rival Otterbein.  

Following its match against the Muskingum University on Tuesday afternoon, Capital will host the Purple Raiders of the University of Mount Union, on Saturday, Oct. 15.