Vikings Host Wright State in First Round of Horizon League Championships

Vikings Host Wright State in First Round of Horizon League Championships

MATCH #20

vs. Wright State

Horizon League Championship First Round

November 12, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Location: Krenzler Field- Cleveland, Ohio

Series: CSU leads, 15-13-1

Last Mt'g: CSU 2, WSU 0 (2013)

Live Video: Horizon League Network

Live Stats: www.CSUVikings.com

Tickets: 216-687-4848

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  • The #4 seeded Cleveland State men's soccer team (7-12-0, 3-4-0 HL) will host #5 seeded Wright State (6-9-5, 3-4-0 HL) in the first round of the 2013 Horizon League Championship at Krenzler Field, on Tuesday (Nov. 12).  Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. 

HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND:

  • Earlier in the season, the Vikings traveled to Wright State, shutting the Raiders out 2-0 on Oct. 30.  The shutout was CSU's third shutout of the campaign.
  • Seniors Jordan Hart and Admir Suljevic scored for CSU.  Freshman Amari Williams and senior James Howe were credited on the assist.

ADMIR HAT TRICK:

  • Admir Suljevic posted a hat trick with three first half goals against Detroit (Oct. 23) earlier this season.
  • The last time a hat trick was accomplished since Suljevic's was back on October 11, 2011 vs. Loyola at Krenzler Field.
  • Aaron Adkins netted three goals in the contest. 

HOME SWEET HOME:

  • The last time Cleveland State hosted a playoff game was back in 2011 against Loyola (lost 1-0).  CSU is 2-1 at home in playoff matches.

GOALKEEPERS:

  • CSU has used all three goalkeepers on the roster through 19 games.
  • Freshman Nick Ciraldo has started nine games this season saving 24 shots.  Ciraldo picked up his fourth win against Wright State on Wednesday (Oct. 30).
  • Sophomore Austin Saini has tallied 17 saves on the year.  Junior Joe Kalt has played in five matches saving 12 shots.

HORIZON LEAGUE STAT RANKINGS:

  • The Vikings are ranked fifth in goals with 21.
  • CSU ranks sixth in assists with 18 and in points Cleveland State ranks fifth with 60.
  • Cleveland State ranks sixth in assists with 18.
  • Suljevic ranks third in points per game with 1.50 and ranks sixth in goals with six.

ALL-TIME VS. WRIGHT STATE:

  • Cleveland State has played Wright State 29 times, with Cleveland State leading the series 15-13-1.  The Vikings shutout Wright State 2-0 on (Oct. 30).  The last time WSU and CSU faced each other in the playoffs was was back during the 2008 season (lost 2-1).

UP NEXT:

  • With a win, Cleveland State will travel to Chicago, Ill. to play in the semifinals against either top-seeded UIC or second-seeded UIC on Friday (Nov. 15) in the semifinals.