PDF: Viking Sports Weekly
A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING
• CSU opens play in the Horizon League Championship on Sunday (April 23) at Mission Inn Resort in Florida. The tournament runs through Tuesday.
• The Vikings have won three straight League titles and seven of the last 11 overall.
• CSU closed the regular season by finishing third of 13 teams at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational over the weekend.
• Blake Prince shot three straight rounds of even par 70 to finish fourth, while Patrick Luth tied for 10th place, his fifth top-10 finish this year.
• CSU begins play in the Horizon League Championship on Sunday (April 23) at Mission Inn Resort in Florida.
• The tournament will run from Sunday through Tuesday with teams playing 18 holes each day.
• CSU concluded the regular season with a tri-meet against Bowling Green and Youngstown State on Friday at Pine Hills. The Vikings shot 326 to finish behind YSU (310) and Bowling Green (317).
• Sophie Kelner shot 78 and tied for fourth place to lead CSU, while Ellie Cronin and Rayna Oosterhuis shot 82 and tied for eighth place.
• Cleveland State (4-8) plays its road finale on Saturday, April 22, at Sacred Heart at 12:00 pm.
• The Vikings returned home for the first time in over a month last weekend and ran out to a 12-1 lead after three quarters en route to a 13-7 win over Walsh.
• Tristen Copeland posted a team season high seven points in the victory on two goals and five assists. Chase Baker scored a team season best five goals in the win and Caleb Espinoza stopped 11 of 12 shots on goal he faced.
• CSU travels to Northern Kentucky for a three-game series this weekend, The Vikings will play a single game at 4:00 pm on Friday (April 21) and a doubleheader at 12:00 pm on Saturday (April 22).
• The Vikings dropped all three games at home to Valparaiso over the weekend. Bailee Gray and Riley Ries both hit .333 (3-9) in the series with Mackenzie Joecken and Hanna Breeden both driving in two runs.
• Kristin Catalano worked 8 2/3 innings in the series with two relief appearances. She posted a 1.62 ERA and three strikeouts.
• The Vikings (8-14, 2-4 HL) will hit the road for the final time during regular season play this weekend, traveling to DePaul (Saturday, April 22) and Green Bay (Sunday, April 23) for a pair of matches.
• Cleveland State dropped a 6-1 decision at Youngstown State last time out, with Andre Mick picking up the lone point at No. 6 singles.
• Cleveland State (12-9, 6-1 HL) will close out the regular season this weekend, traveling to Milwaukee (Saturday, April 22) and Green Bay (Sunday, April 23) for the final two Horizon League matches of the season.
• The Vikings had their seven-match win streak snapped on Saturday, dropping a 6-1 decision at Youngstown State for their first league loss of the season.
• Jana Schooner picked up CSU's lone point against the Penguins, earning a 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles.
Women's Track & Field
• Cleveland State will have a week off from competition, returning to action at the Ashland Alumni Invitational on April 28-29.
• The Vikings competed at the All-Ohio Championship over the weekend recording a trio of top-five finishes - Karen Barrientos (5000 Meter Run - 4th), Bridget Smik (100 Meter Dash - 5th), 4x400 Meter Relay (4th).
VIKING OF THE WEEK
Blake Prince| Junior | Men's Golf | East Liverpool, Ohio
Prince finished fourth (85 players) at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational over the weekend to help CSU to a third place finish out of 13 teams. Prince shot three straight rounds of even-par 70 to post a 54 hole total of 210, his lowest of the season. Prince led the field with 37 pars in the tournament.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Kristin Catalano | Jr. | Softball
Worked 8 2/3 innings in two relief appearances over the weekend, posting a 1.62 ERA with three strikeouts.
Tristan Copeland | Fr. | Men's Lacrosse
Had two goals and five assists vs. Walsh on Saturday, posting a team season high seven points in the win.
Sophie Kelner | Jr. | Women's Golf
Shot 78 at the Pine Hills Shootout to tie for fourth place.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Friday, April 21
Softball at Northern Kentucky, 4pm
Saturday, April 22
Men's Lacrosse at Sacred Heart, 12pm
Softball at Northern Kentucky, 12pm (DH)
Women's Tennis at Milwaukee, 2pm
Men's Tennis at DePaul, 7:15 pm
Sunday, April 23
Men's Golf at HL Championship, All Day
Women's Golf at HL Championship, All Day
Women's Tennis at Green Bay, 11am
Men's Tennis at Green Bay, 11am