Viking Sports Weekly (March 14) Athletics

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A have a look at what’s occurring in Cleveland State Athletics… 

Girls’s Basketball
-Cleveland State (21-8) earned a spot within the WBI Match discipline and can be making a postseason look for the second straight season. 
-The Vikings will open WBI play with a primary spherical contest in opposition to Northeastern on Friday, March 18, with the semifinal and championship video games slated for Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.
-Cleveland State enters the match because the defending champions, because the Vikings went 3-0 eventually 12 months’s WBI to seize this system’s first-ever postseason title. 

Males’s Basketball
-The Vikings (20-10) will proceed the 2021-22 marketing campaign by taking part within the NIT, with a primary spherical matchup at Xavier set for Tuesday, March 15. Tuesday’s winner will advance to the second spherical of the NIT, which is slated for Saturday, March 19.
-Tuesday’s contest is slated for a 9:00 p.m. begin and can air reside on ESPNU.
-Cleveland State can be making its sixth NIT look, and can be enjoying within the postseason back-to-back years for the primary time because the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns.  

Wrestling
-Cleveland State can be represented by Marcus Robinson, Riley Smucker and Ben Smith on the NCAA Championships this week, with motion working Thursday, March 17 by Saturday, March 19 in Detroit, Michigan. 
-This may mark the second NCAA look for Robinson and Smith, whereas it will likely be the primary look for Smucker.
-First Spherical motion begins at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, and can be aired reside on ESPNU. The evening session is slated to start out at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN. 

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Fencing
-Cleveland State competed on the NCAA Midwest Regional final outing, and can now await any doable picks for the NCAA Championships, which can be introduced Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m.
-The lads had a pair of eighth-place finishers with John Wenger in foil and Jesse Ndjeka in epee, whereas the ladies had been led by Maeve Kozak who completed 12th in epee. 

Lacrosse
-Cleveland State will head to Hampton on Saturday, March 19 for its lone sport of the week. 
-The Vikings dropped a pair of video games in opposition to St. Bonaventure final outing, with Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Bonnies marking Cleveland State’s first dwelling sport in practically a month. 
-Jason Sullivan completed the week with a team-best three objectives and three assists.  

Softball
-The Vikings (5-14, 1-0) will proceed their opening week of Horizon League play, closing out their sequence at IUPUI with a doubleheader on Monday, March 14 and internet hosting Purdue Fort Wayne for 3 video games on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
-Cleveland State picked up a 3-1 victory over the Jaguars within the Horizon League opener on Sunday, with Melissa Holzopfel pitching an entire sport, whereas Holzopfel and Sophie Spellman each notched dwelling runs.
-Coming into Monday’s video games, Melissa Holzopfel leads the group with 22 hits, whereas Courtney Fernette has notched 13 and Jenna Deang has tallied 12.  

Males’s Tennis
-The Vikings (5-7) will return to the courts with a pair of midweek matches, touring to Florida Atlantic on Wednesday, March 16 and going through UTSA on Friday, March 18.
-Final outing, Cleveland State prolonged its win streak to 5 straight matches, choosing up wins in opposition to Toledo (4-3) and Holy Cross (6-1). 
-Hugo Chatras, Mikael Erler and Kade Mindry all went 2-0 in singles motion on the weekend, with Mindry now proudly owning a team-best 16-11 document this season.  

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Girls’s Tennis
-Cleveland State (6-8) will return to motion on Wednesday (March 16), touring south to tackle FGCU. 
-Final outing, the Vikings dropped a pair of onerous fought matches in opposition to Butler and Ball State, kicking off a stretch of 4 street matches over of the following 5 contests. 
-Up to now this spring, Bethany Yauch and Oihane Vicario personal matching 9-5 singles information, whereas Yauch has a team-best 16-9 total document.  

Males’s Golf
-The Vikings will proceed the spring marketing campaign on the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate this week, with the shortened two-round occasion happening Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15. 
-Final outing, Cleveland State positioned 4 people within the top-27 and positioned sixth total as a group on the Orlando Invitational.
-This week’s Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate would be the third of six occasions for the Vikings this spring.  

Monitor & Area
-Cleveland State will open its out of doors marketing campaign this week, participating within the Alan Connie Shamrock Invite in Myrtle Seashore, S.C. Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19. 
-This would be the first of eight meets for the Vikings throughout the out of doors season.

Viking of the Week Nominees
Jason Sullivan, Lacrosse
Completed with a team-best three objectives and three assists in a pair of video games in opposition to St. Bonaventure. For the season, he has three objectives and a team-high 11 assists.  

Melissa Holzopfel, Softball
Helped the Vikings choose up a 3-1 win of their Horizon League opener at IUPUI, pitching an entire sport for her third win of the season, whereas additionally notching a house run for her team-best 22nd hit of the season. 

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This Week’s Occasions
Monday, March 14
Males’s Golf at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate – All Day
Softball at IUPUI – 12:00 p.m.
Softball at IUPUI – 2:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 15
Males’s Golf at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate – All Day
Males’s Basketball at Xavier – 9:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 16
Males’s Tennis at Florida Atlantic – 12:00 p.m.
Girls’s Tennis at FGCU – 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 17
Monitor & Area at Alan Connie Shamrock Invite – All Day
Wrestling at NCAA Championships – All Day 

Friday, March 18
Monitor & Area at Alan Connie Shamrock Invite – All Day
Wrestling at NCAA Championships – All Day
Males’s Tennis vs. UTSA – 10:00 a.m.
Softball hosts Purdue Fort Wayne – 3:00 p.m.
Girls’s Basketball vs. Northeastern – 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 19
Monitor & Area at Alan Connie Shamrock Invite – All Day
Wrestling at NCAA Championships – All Day
Lacrosse at Hampton – 12:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Purdue Fort Wayne – 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Purdue Fort Wayne – 3:00 p.m.

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