Vikings Top Bowling Green, 2-1, Move to 2-0

Vikings Top Bowling Green, 2-1, Move to 2-0

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 2-1 victory over Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon at Krenzler Field.

The Vikings are 2-0 for just the second time in program history and the first since 2010.

CSU, who defeated Canisius on Friday night, opened the scoring early for the second straight game when Frederike Dubeau headed in a corner kick from Amanda Sivic just 6:29 into the contest.

The Vikings held the lead until late in the first half when the Falcons tied the match at 1-1 on a Haley Malaczewski goal with just under four minutes left in the half.

Brittany Koester tallied what turned out to be the game-winning goal for CSU at the 61:51 mark when she one-timed a pass from Shea Levi past the Falcon goalkeeper. Levi had taken control of the ball on the end line to the right of the goal, playing a pass into the box where Koester knocked it in.

CSU had several other scoring chances this afternoon, including three shots that hit the post.

The Vikings outshot Bowling Green, 18-10.

CSU will not play four straight matches on the road, starting with a 5:00 p.m. contest at Kent State on Friday (Aug. 30).