Vikings Open Regular Season With Two Home Matches

Vikings Open Regular Season With Two Home Matches

vs. Canisius
August 23, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Location: Krenzler Field - Cleveland, OH
Series: Canisius leads, 4-1
Last Mt'g: Canisius 3, CSU 0 (2012)
Live Video: Horizon League Network
Tickets: Call 216-687-4818

vs. Bowling Green
August 25, 2013
1:00 p.m.

Location:  Krenzler Field - Cleveland, OH
Series: Bowling Green leads, 4-1
Last Mt'g: CSU 2, BG 1 (OT) (2012)
Live Video: Horizon League Network
Tickets: Call 216-687-4818

    •    The Cleveland State women's soccer team opens the 2013 regular season with a pair of matches at Krenzler Field this weekend. The season opener is on Friday (Aug. 23) at 7:00 p.m. against Canisius. The Vikings then host Bowling Green on Sunday (Aug. 25) at 1:00 p.m.
    •     The Vikings are coming off a season in which they went 6-11. They split a pair of exhibition games, falling at Buffalo, 3-2, and shutting out Niagara, 1-0.
    •    CSU is 1-4 all-time against both Canisius and Bowling Green, Last year, the Vikings fell to Canisius, 3-0, and defeated Bowling Green, 2-1, in overtime.

    •    CSU dropped its first exhibition game at Buffalo, 3-2, on Aug. 12. Taylor Vidovic and Kelcey Fischer scored goals, while Vickie Havas had an assist.
    •    The Vikings rebounded to defeat Niagara at home, 1-0, on Aug. 15. Erin O'Toole scored the lone goal of the match off a corner kick from Sarah Kaiser. Sarah Wood made three saves to earn the shutout.

    •    Vickie Havas returns to the lineup this year after earning a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer team last year.
    •    Havas tied for second in the league in assists (5), was fourth in points (15) and tied for fourth in goals (5).
    •    She scored at least one point in eight of the 15 matches she played in.
    •    Also led the squad with 37 shots and 19 shots on goal.

    •    Junior Amanda Sivic, a native of Broadview Heights, Ohio, returns to the area after spending her first two seasons at Dayton.
    •    Sivic played in 22 games during her two-year career at Dayton and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie team in 2011.
    •    She was a first team All-Ohio selection at Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S. as a senior.

    •    Freshman Sarah Kaiser enters the CSU program after a highly decorated career at Mercyhurst Prep.
    •    Kaiser finished her career with school records in goals (105), assists (74) and points (284).
    •    She was a first team all-state pick and the District 10 Player of the Year as a senior after tallying 32 goals and 28 assists.

    •    In honor of the 10th year of women's soccer at CSU, the Vikings will honor 11 players as part of the 10 year anniversary team.
    •    The players will be announced in alphabetical order beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout September.

    •    CSU travels to Kent State next Friday (Aug. 30) for a 5:00 p.m. match and to Western Michigan for a 1:00 p.m. contest on Sunday (Sept. 1).