Vikings Win at Ohio, 2-0

Vikings Win at Ohio, 2-0

ATHENS, Ohio - Cleveland State used second half goals from Vickie Havas and Elise Sailors and a clean sheet from Jamie Daniels in a 2-0 shutout at Ohio on Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings remained undefeated this year, improving to 3-0-1, while the Bobcats fell to 0-3.

After a scoreless first half, Havas got the Vikings on the board with her second goal in as many games. After an initial shot rattled the crossbar, freshman McKenna Vento gathered the ball and fed it to Havas who found the back of the net with her left foot in the 60th minute.

It was the 18th career goal for Havas, two shy of tying and three shy of moving past Natalie Daniels for the CSU career record.

For Vento, it was her team-leading fourth assist in as many matches this year.

The lead was extended to 2-0 just nine minutes later when Sailors knocked in a loose ball from the penalty spot. Kaila Sargema started the play by sending in a cross where it was knocked it to Sailors who was waiting a the penalty spot where she beat the keeper to the left.

That was all the offense CSU needed as the Viking defense posted its second shutout of the season behind eight saves in goal from Jamie Daniels. The center back pair of Marissa Sarsfield and Sydney McCourt, as well as a rotation of fullbacks that included Erin O'Toole, Carly Cerny, Samantha Sarmento, Katie Bainbridge and Allie Sieradzki helped earn the shutout.

The Vikings will return to action on Tuesday (Sept. 1) when CSU travels to Akron for a 7:00 p.m. match. It will be the first of three games for CSU this week.