Viking Sports Weekly (Feb. 8)

Viking Sports Weekly (Feb. 8)

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A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING

MEN’S BASKETBALL
    •    CSU (7-18, 2-10 HL) travels to Youngstown State on Saturday (Feb. 13) for a 7:00 pm game this week.
    •    The Vikings fell at home to Detroit and Oakland over the weekend. Demonte Flannigan had double-doubles in both games, averaging 22.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in the two contests.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
    •    Cleveland State (5-16, 2-9 HL) will make its annual trip to Wisconsin this weekend, traveling to Milwaukee (Thursday, February 11) and Green Bay (Saturday, February 13).
    •    Last weekend the Vikings split their contests against Detroit and Oakland, falling to the Titans (66-60) before picking up an 88-75 overtime victory against the Grizzlies.

MEN’S & WOMEN’S FENCING
    •    The Vikings hosted the John Szent Kiraly Open on Saturday and are now out of action until the Midwest Conference Championships on Feb. 27 at Ohio State.

WOMEN’S GOLF
    •    CSU opened the spring season by falling to Youngstown State, 331-340, in a dual on Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

SOFTBALL
    •    Cleveland State opens the 2016 season by hosting the CSU Dome Tournament from Friday through Sunday. Bowling Green, Morehead State, Niagara and Robert Morris will also compete.
    •    CSU plays Morehead State (1:00 pm) and Niagara (3:30 pm) on Friday and Robert Morris (9:00 am) and Bowling Green (11:30 am) on Sunday in the tournament.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
    •    Cleveland State will be in action for the final time before the Horizon League Championship this weekend, as the Vikings are set to compete at the Ohio State Winter Invite (Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14).
    •    The Vikings fell to Buffalo in their final dual meet of the 2015-16 season on Saturday, with Philipp Sikatzki, Tommi Wolst, and Szymon Golczyk combining for four individual victories.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
    •    The Vikings will compete in their final tune-up before the Horizon League Championship this weekend, as they are set to compete at the Ohio State Winter Invite (Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14).
    •    Cleveland State fell to Buffalo in its final dual meet of the 2015-16 season on Saturday, with Molly McNamara pacing the Vikings with a first place finish in the 200 IM and a second place finish in the 100 butterfly.

MEN’S TENNIS
    •    The Vikings (3-2) will look to get back on the winning track this weekend, as they continue their seven-match roadswing with a trio of contests against Nebraska-Omaha (Saturday, Feb. 13), Illinois State (Saturday, Feb. 13), and Northern Illinois (Sunday, Feb. 14). All three matches will be played at Northern Illinois.
    •    CSU dropped its first matches of the spring season last week, falling to No. 54 Michigan and Michigan State.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
    •    Cleveland State (2-3) will return home this weekend, hosting Bowling Green at 1:00 p.m. at Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake Ohio.
    •    The Vikings picked up a pair of wins last weekend, earning 4-3 victories at Northern Illinois and Butler.

WRESTLING
    •    CSU (7-5, 3-2 EWL) returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 13) with an 11:00 am dual at Gardner-Webb.
    •    The Vikings had three placers at the Edinboro Open on Saturday. Nick Corba was the runner-up at 184 pounds, while Xavier Dye was third at 184 pounds. Sam Wheeler finished fourth at 197 pounds.

VIKING OF THE WEEK

Isabella Spindler, Women’s Tennis, Freshman, Clarkston, Mich.

Spindler helped the Vikings to a pair of 4-3 wins over the weekend. In the win at Northern Illinois, she earned a straight-set win at No. 4 singles and followed that up with a straight-set win at No. 3 singles at Butler. She also won 6-4 at No. 1 doubles against Butler, helping the Vikings claim the doubles point.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Norris Cole: The former men’s basketball standout became just the third player to have his number retired in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday.

Nick Corba: The junior 184-pound wrestler was the runner-up at the Edinboro Open on Saturday, going 3-1 with a major decision victory.

Kailey Klein: The former women’s basketball great was the first player in program history to have her number retired on Saturday afternoon.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
    Women’s Basketball at Milwaukee, 12:00 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
    Women’s Tennis vs. Bowling Green, 1:00 pm
    Softball hosts Morehead State, 1:00 pm
    Softball hosts Niagara, 3:30 pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
    Men’s Swim/Dive at Ohio State Invite, 11:00 am
    Women’s Swim/Dive at Ohio State Invite, 11:00 am
    Wrestling at Gardner-Webb, 11:00 am
    Men’s Tennis vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11:00 am
    Women’s Basketball at Green Bay, 2:00 pm
    Men’s Tennis vs. Illinois State, 3:00 pm
    Men’s Basketball at Youngstown State, 7:00 pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
    Softball hosts Robert Morris, 9:00 am
    Men’s Swim/Dive at Ohio State Invite, 11:00 am
    Women’s Swim/Dive at Ohio State Invite, 11:00 am
    Softball hosts Bowling Green, 11:30 am
    Men’s Tennis at Northern Illinois, 12:00 pm