Viking Sports Weekly (November 12)

Viking Sports Weekly (November 12)

A look at what's happening in Cleveland State Athletics...

Cross Country
- Cleveland State wrapped up the 2018 season last weekend, competing at the NCAA Regional meet.
- Sophomore Anna Brandt paced the Vikings, finishing 83rd overall with a 6K time of 22:13.
- Throughout the 2018 campaign, Anna Brandt recorded program records on the 5K and 6K courses.

Volleyball
- Cleveland State (17-11, 11-5) will begin its quest for a fourth straight #HLVB Tournament Title this weekend, as the Vikings earned the No. 2 seed and will begin play in the semifinals on Saturday, November 17.
- The #HLVB Championship match is schedule for Sunday, November 18 in Green Bay, Wis.
- The Vikings closed out the regular season with an 11-5 record in league play, marking the fourth straight year that the Vikings have recorded double-digit #HLVB wins.

Men's Basketball
- Cleveland State (0-2) closes a four-game homestand with three home games this week--the Vikings welcome Urbana Tuesday (Nov. 13) and then host South Carolina State and Samford as part of the Buckeye Basketball Classic on Friday and Sunday (Nov. 16 & 18).
- The Vikings officially opened their season this past week by dropping matchups at defending Atlantic 10 champion Davidson (83-63) and at home to Kent State (83-79) as part of the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader.
- Sophomore Tyree Appleby had a career-high 28 points against the Golden Flashes, all in the second half, to lead a CSU comeback attempt.

Women's Basketball
- The Vikings (1-2) will return home for a single contest this week, hosting Lake Erie at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.
- Last week Cleveland State opened the 2018-19 campaign with a trio of games, picking up a 113-81 win against Salem in the season opener and falling at Eastern Michigan (69-63) and Ball State (67-62).
- Head coach Chris Kieslemeier picked up his first victory at Cleveland State in the season opener, notching his 417 career victory as a head coach.

Fencing
- Cleveland State continues action this weekend at Ohio State's Elite Invitational Duals.
- The CSU men went 6-0 last time out at the Case Western Duals while the women's squad went 4-2.

Men's Swimming & Diving
- Cleveland State hosts the seventh annual Magnus Cup this Friday through Sunday (Nov. 16-18) inside Busbey Natatorium.
- The Vikings have won the Magnus Cup in each of the past four seasons.

Women's Swimming & Diving
- Cleveland State hosts the seventh annual Magnus Cup this Friday through Sunday (Nov. 16-18) inside Busbey Natatorium.
- This year's meet features a record 16 women's teams competing.

Wrestling
- Cleveland State continues action this Saturday, November 17, at the Navy Classic.
- The Vikings opened the dual portion of the season this past weekend, claiming a win over VMI (35-8) and dropping matchups to Buffalo (34-6) and host Bucknell (25-10).
- The win over the Keydets represented the first of Josh Moore's collegiate head coaching career.

 

This Week's Schedule
Tuesday, November 13
Men's Basketball hosts Urbana - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 15
Women's Basketball hosts Lake Erie - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16
Men's & Women's Swim & Dive hosts Magnus Cup - All Day
Men's Basketball hosts South Carolina State - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Men's & Women's Fencing at Elite Invitational Duals - All Day
Men's & Women's Swim & Dive hosts Magnus Cup - All Day
Wrestling at Navy Classic - 10:00 a.m.
Volleyball at Horizon League Tournament - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
Men's & Women's Fencing at Elite Invitational Duals - All Day
Men's & Women's Swim & Dive hosts Magnus Cup - All Day
Volleyball at Horizon League Tournament - 3:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball hosts Samford - 5:00 p.m.

 

Viking of the Week
Brady Barnett, Wrestling
The redshirt freshman won all three of his matches in Sunday's quad dual, including a victory by pin against VMI and a major decision against Bucknell. Barnett is now 8-2 after just two weeks of the 2018-19 campaign.

Other top Performers
Josh Moore, Wrestling
Chris Kielsmeier, Women's Basketball
Tyree Appleby, Men's Basketball
Savanna Crockett, Women's Basketball

 

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