Viking Sports Weekly (March 25)

Viking Sports Weekly (March 25)

A look at what's happening in Cleveland State Athletics...

Fencing
-Cleveland State hosted the 2019 NCAA Championships this past week, with two days of men's competition and two days of women's competition.
-Six individual national champions were crowned and one team national champion was awarded, with Columbia taking home the team title.
-It marked the first time that Cleveland State hosted the event.

Lacrosse
-Cleveland State is off this week and will resume action Tuesday, April 2, as it hosts Canisius as part of Military Appreciation Night.
-The Vikings battled No. 1 Penn State well into the fourth quarter this past weekend before dropping a 15-11 decision.
-Cleveland State had trailed 6-1 early in the contest but rallied to pull within two goals, 12-10, by the midpoint of the fourth quarter.

Softball
-The Vikings (6-19, 0-3) will take a break from Horizon League action this week, traveling to Robert Morris for a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday, March 27.
-Last time out, Cleveland State opened league play at defending champion UIC, dropping a three-game series against the Flames.
-This week's doubleheader at Robert Morris will mark the final contests of 27 straight road games for the Vikings, as they have played the entire months of February and March away from home.

Men's Tennis
-Cleveland State (11-7, 1-0) will continue Horizon League play on the road this weekend, facing Youngstown State in Streetsboro, Ohio on Saturday, March 30.
-Last time out, the Vikings picked up a 7-0 sweep at Green Bay to begin #HLMTEN play, notching their fourth shutout of the season.
-Benjamin Slade picked up a singles win at the No. 4 spot against the Phoenix, moving into a tie for sixth place on the CSU Singles Wins List with 73 career wins.

Women's Tennis
-The Vikings (8-7, 2-0) will look to stay undefeated in Horizon League play this weekend, facing Youngstown State in Streetsboro, Ohio on Saturday, March 30.
-Cleveland State opened its #HLWTEN slate with a pair of victories against Milwaukee (6-1) and Green Bay (7-0) last weekend, marking the fourth straight year that the Vikings are 2-0 to begin league play.
-Isabella Spindler and Klara Mrcela remained perfect as a doubles team (3-0) after picking up a pair of wins at No. 1 doubles, while Spindler moved into a tie for seventh place on the CSU Doubles Wins List with 61 career doubles victories. 

Men's Golf
-The Vikings will return to action at the Spring Wildcat Invitational in Malvern, Pa. on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9.
-So far this spring, the Vikings have competed in the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate and the USF Invitational, with senior Zach Robbins leading the Vikings with a 77.6 average through both tournaments.

Women's Golf
-Cleveland State will continue its spring slate at the Colonel Classic this weekend, traveling to Richmond, Ky. for the two-day tournament on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
-Last time out, the Vikings finished sixth at the MSU Citrus Challenge, paced by Kaylee Neumeister who finished tied for fourth with a three-round total of 221.
-So far this spring, Neumeister leads the Vikings with a 73.6 average.

Outdoor Track & Field
-The Vikings will return to action at the Fred Hardy Invitational this weekend, traveling to Richmond, Va. on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
-This will be the second outdoor meet of the season for the Vikings, as Cleveland State opened its spring slate at the 49er Classic earlier this month.

This Week's Schedule
Wednesday, March 27
Softball at Robert Morris – 3 PM/5 PM

Friday, March 29
Women's Golf at Colonel Classic – All Day
Track & Field at Fred Hard Invitational – All Day

Saturday, March 30
Women's Golf at Colonel Classic – All Day
Track & Field at Fred Hard Invitational – All Day
Men's Tennis at Youngstown State – 1 PM
Women's Tennis at Youngstown State – 5 PM

Viking Of The Week
Kaylee Neumeister, Women's Golf
Neumeister finished tied for fourth overall at the Morehead State Citrus Challenge at the Redtail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. where she posted rounds of 74-75-72 over the par-72, 5,929-yard layout. She posted her best round of the tournament on the final day when she carded an even-par 72, which was her second par, or better, round of the season.

Other Top Performers
Andrew Hamilton, Lacrosse
Jason Sullivan, Lacrosse
Benjamin Slade, Men's Tennis
Isabella Spindler, Women's Tennis
Gabby Shackelford, Softball