Viking Sports Weekly (March 20)

Viking Sports Weekly (March 20)

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Men's Golf
• Cleveland State concludes play in the Seahawk Intercollegiate on Monday in Wilmington, N.C.
• The Vikings shot rounds of 308 and 305 and were tied for fifth place after Sunday's first two rounds. CSU was just five shots out of second place.
• Sophomre Nick Infanti carded rounds of 78 and one-under-par 71 and was tied for 12th place after two rounds.

Women's Golf
• The Vikings finished fifth of nine teams at the Cardinal Classic - hosted by Lamar - over the weekend in Texas.
• Freshman Ellie Cronin tied for 14th place among individuals with a 54-hole total of 236, while juniors Emily Turski and Sophie Kelner tied for 17th place with 237 totals.
• Turski shot a first round 77, one shot of her career-low, while Cronin tied her career-low round with a 75 in Saturday's second round.

Men's Lacrosse
• CSU (3-6) continues its road trip on Saturday, March 25, at No. 2 Penn State at 12 noon.
• The Vikings won their third game of the season last week with an 18-10 win at Wittenberg after its contests at Hofstra and Fairfield were cancelled due to weather.
• Tristan Copeland had a season-best five points on a goal and a team season high four assists against Wittenburg.

• CSU begins Horizon League play with a three-game series at UIC this weekend. The teams are slated for a single game on Friday (March 24) at 3:00 pm ET with a doubleheader on Saturday (March 25) at 1:00 pm ET.
• The Vikings played six games in Florida on its spring trip last week, including an 8-4 win over Indiana State. CSU dropped a one run game and a pair of two run games on the trip.
• Mackenzie Joecken hit .615 (8-13) with five RBI over the six games, while Melissa Jacobsen batted .471 (8-17) with two runs. Riley Ries drove in six runs for the Vikings.

Men's Swimming & Diving
• Philipp Sikatzki will finish his career this week by competing at the NCAA Championships (March 23-25) for the second straight year. He will swim one event each day with prelims in the morning and finals in the evening.
• He will swim the 50 freestyle on Thursday, the 100 butterfly on Friday, and the 100 freestyle on Saturday.

Men's Tennis
• CSU (5-10) opens Horizon League play this weekend at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion. The Vikings will host UIC on Saturday (March 25th) and Valparaiso on Sunday (March 26).
• Last time out, the Vikings dropped a pair of hard-fought matches at UT San Antonio and nationally ranked Rice on their annual spring break trip.
• The Vikings were selected to finish second in the Horizon League Preseason Poll, earning 35 points and one first-place vote. Under head coach Brian Etzkin, the Vikings have captured four regular season titles, most recently during the 2011 season.

Women's Tennis
•  Cleveland State (6-8) will return to the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion this weekend, opening Horizon League play with matches against UIC (Saturday, March 25) and Valparaiso (Sunday, March 26).
• Last time out, the Vikings split their matches on their annual spring trip, picking up a 4-3 victory at Sam Houston State and falling by a matching score at Lamar.
• CSU was selected to finish third in the Horizon League Preseason Poll picking up 68 points and one first-place vote. The Vikings have been crowned Horizon League Regular Season Champions two times over the last four seasons, earning the title during the 2014 and 2016 seasons.

• Junior Nick Corba made his NCAA Championships debut this past week and went 2-2 at the event.
• Corba's wins came via fall and major decision, as he became the first Viking to post two bonus-point wins at a NCAA Championship in over 20 years.
• Corba finished his season with 25 wins, including 15 of the bonus-point variety.


Nick Corba| Junior | Wrestling | Beavercreek, Ohio

Corba represented CSU at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships over the weekend, posting a 2-2 mark in St. Louis. He dropped his first match, but rallied to win two elimination matches on Thursday evening with a major decision win and a fall. Corba's run came to an end in the consolation third round.


Mackenzie Joecken | Jr. | Softball
Hit .615 (8-13) with five RBI in CSU's six games in Florida last week.

Isabella Spindler | So. | Women's Tennis
Went 1-1 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 2 doubles in CSU's matches at Sam Houston State and Lamar last week.

Emily Turski | Jr. | Women's Golf
Shot a 77 in first round of Cardinal Classic - one shot off her career low round.


Monday, March 20
Men's Golf at Seahawk Intercollegiate, All Day

Thursday, March 23
Men's Swimming at NCAA Championship, All Day

Friday, March 24
Softball at UIC, 3:00 pm
Men's Swimming at NCAA Championship, All Day

Saturday, March 25
Men's Tennis hosts UIC, 10:00 am
Men's Lacrosse at Penn State, 12:00 pm
Softball at UIC, 1:00 pm (DH)
Women's Tennis hosts UIC, 2:00 pm
Men's Swimming at NCAA Championship, All Day

Sunday, March 26
Men's Tennis hosts Valparaiso, 10:00 am
Women's Tennis hosts Valparaiso, 2:00 pm