Vikings Blank Canisius, 4-0

Vikings Blank Canisius, 4-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Cleveland State had four different players score goals and won for the fourth time in the last five games with a 4-0 shutout at Canisius on Friday night.

The Vikings, who scored three second half goals over a five minute span, improved to 4-4 this season. Canisius fell to 1-6.

CSU took a 1-0 lead just 16 minutes into the contest on Vickie Havas' first goal of the season. Havas took a feed from Elise Sailors and beat the goalkeeper with a shot that hit the top of the crossbar and dropped in.

The Vikings maintained a 1-0 lead through halftime before erupting for three goals over a five minute span in the second half to pull away.

Sabrina Abram gave the Vikings at 2-0 lead in the 75th minute with her first career goal. Katie Bainbridge started the play, sending a corner kick into the box where Abram won a couple 50/50 balls in the box before finishing a shot in the back of the net.

Less than three minutes later, Allie Sieradzki was able to collect a loose ball, work her way up the middle of the field and drill a shot from 25-yards out to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead. Just 1:17 later, Kaila Sargema - who missed the first seven matches of the season with an injury - netted her third career goal off an assist from Sarah Kaiser.

The Vikings dominated play, holding a 20-6 advantage in shots and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Sarah Wood made two saves to earn the shutout win.

CSU concludes its two-game swing through New York with a 2:30 p.m. match at Niagara on Sunday afternoon.