vs. Detroit Mercy | Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7:00 p.m.
THE OPENING KICK:
• Cleveland State returns home for the first time in over two weeks when the Vikings host Detroit Mercy on Saturday (Oct. 14) at 7:00 pm at Krenzler Field.
• The Vikings are 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League after a 3-2 win at Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.
• Detroit Mercy is 3-10-1 overall (0-5 HL) and is coming off a 3-0 setback at home to UIC on Saturday.
• CSU is 3-9-2 all-time against the Titans, including a 3-2-2 mark at home. Detroit Mercy won last year's meeting, 1-0, in Detroit.
• CSU earned a key three points with a 3-2 win at Green Bay on Saturday.
• Ashley Thiss and Toni Dickson scored first half goals as the match was tied 2-2 at halftime.
• Grace Grant scored the game-winner with just over three minutes left in the match.
• Thiss, Grant and Dani Sowinski all had assists as seven different players were on the field for all 90 minutes of the match.
• A total of 20 different players have earned a starting assignment this year with two players - Jamie Daniels and Ashley Thiss starting all 14 games.
• Head coach Dallas Boyer is in his first season after serving as an assistant coach at CSU for the previous 11 years. Boyer earned his first win as a head coach with a 2-1 victory at Kent State (Aug. 20). It was CSU's second win over Kent State in 11 matches.
• CSU's five goals against Youngstown State (Sept. 27) were the most since a 7-0 win over Chicago State on Aug. 23, 2015. It was also the most goals CSU has scored in a League game, breaking the old mark of four set four days prior against Oakland.
• The Vikings have scored 12 goals in League matches this year, breaking the mark old mark of eight goals in League games set in 2016.
• Dani Sowinski scored three goals vs. Oakland (Sept. 23), becoming the first CSU player with a hat trick since Amanda Sivic at Chicago State on Aug. 31, 2014.
• Sowinski joins Sivic, Jamie Avona and Ashley Walchack as the only players in school history with three goals in a game.
• Sowinski's five goals and 11 points in League matches are tops in both categories.
• Freshman Jenna Prathapa is fourth in the league in goals (6) and fifth in points (15).
• Prathapa's six goals are tied for the fourth most in a season in program history and are the most for a freshman in school history. Her 15 points are tied for the fifth most in a season in school history.
• Senior Katie Bainbridge dished out her 11th career assist in Saturday's win at Green Bay, moving her into a tie for second place on the all-time list at CSU with Vickie Havas (2012-15).
• Junior McKenna Vento has seven career assists, tied for sixth in CSU history.
• Senior Jamie Daniels is third in program history with 234 career saves and tied for second with 11.5 shutouts.
• CSU's 25 player roster features 17 players who are in their first or second season with the Vikings. The roster has eight freshmen and eight sophomores.
• CSU owns wins at Kent State and Akron and against Youngstown State this year, marking the first time in program history that the Vikings have defeated all three Northeast Ohio rivals in the same season.
• CSU hits the road for two matches next week, playing at Wright State on Wednesday (Oct. 21) at 7:00 pm and at Northern Kentucky at 7:00 pm on Saturday (Oct. 21).