Viking Sports Weekly (April 1)

Viking Sports Weekly (April 1)

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

Lacrosse
-Cleveland State will continue a four-game homestand with a pair of contests this week.
-The Vikings will host Canisius Tuesday, April 2, as part of Military Appreciation Night before welcoming St. Bonaventure Saturday, April 6, as part of Community Day.
-Cleveland State was off this past week and was most recently in action March 23, when it dropped a 15-11 decision to No. 1 Penn State.

Men's Tennis
-Cleveland State (12-7, 2-0) will take a break from Horizon League play this weekend, hosting Case Western Reserve at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
-Last time out, the Vikings picked up their second straight #HLMTEN win, earning a 4-3 victory at Youngstown State.
-Benjamin Slade improved to 9-0 in regular season Horizon League matches over the last two years with a win at No. 4 singles, while Clark Bilinovich picked up his team-leading 23rd win at the No. 5 spot.

Women's Tennis
-The Vikings (9-7, 3-0) will have a busy week ahead, as they are set to host a trio of matches in the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion; Dayton (Wednesday, April 3), Oakland (Saturday, April 6) and Detroit Mercy (Sunday, April 7).
-Last time out, Cleveland State remained perfect in Horizon League play, earning a 6-1 victory at Youngstown State to close out the month of March on a four-match winstreak.
-The Vikings are now 3-0 to begin #HLWTEN action for the third time out of the last four years, and notched their first win over YSU since the 2015-16 season.
-The quartet of Kateryna Avram, Lara Prosenjak, Gaby Schoenberg, and Isabella Spindler enter the week with a perfect 3-0 record in league matches, while Avram owns a team-best 19 total singles wins this season.

Outdoor Track & Field
-Cleveland State will take the week off from competition, returning to action at the Ball State Challenge on Saturday, April 13.
-The Vikings had a strong showing at the Fred Hardy Invitational last time out, highlighted by Hannah Gaskins who won the High Jump event with a mark of 1.60.
-Cleveland State posted a pair of program records on the weekend, as Tylar Mixon set a program-best in the 200 Meter Dash (25.34) and Julianne Dorothal recorded a CSU record in the Javelin (34.18).

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 be back in action this weekend, participating in the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio.
-The Vikings competed in their third tournament of the spring season last time out, placing 12th at the Colonel Classic in Richmond, Ky.
-Ashley Knight led the Vikings finishing tied for 33rd with a three-round total of 233.

Softball
-The Vikings (7-20, 0-3) will play at home for the first time during the 2019 campaign this weekend, hosting Green Bay in a three-game Horizon League series on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.
-Last time out, Cleveland State split a doubleheader at Robert Morris in its lone action of the week.
-Entering the week, Kelly Hysong leads the Horizon League with six homeruns this season, while Riley Ries ranks third with 10 doubles on the year.

This Week's Schedule
Tuesday, April 2
Lacrosse hosts Canisius – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3
Women's Tennis hosts Dayton – 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5
Softball hosts Green Bay – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6
Women's Golf at Dolores Black Falcon Invitational – All Day
Men's Tennis hosts Case Western – 10:00 a.m.
Lacrosse hosts St. Bonaventure – 12:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Green Bay – 1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
Women's Tennis hosts Oakland – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7
Women's Golf at Dolores Black Falcon Invitational – All Day
Women's Tennis hosts Detroit Mercy – 2:00 p.m.

Viking Of The Week
William Malm, Men's Tennis
The senior picked up a 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles to clinch the 4-3 team victory over Youngstown State last weekend, helping Cleveland State improve to 2-0 in Horizon League play this season. Malm moved into the singles lineup prior to league play, and owns an undefeated singles record against #HLMTEN opponents this season.

Other Top Performers
Lara Prosenjak, Women's Tennis
Riley Ries, Softball
Ashley Knight, Women's Golf
Hannah Gaskins, Track & Field