Oakland at Cleveland State
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio | Krenzler Field
SETTING THE STAGE: The Cleveland State women's soccer team plays the final match of a three-match homestand on Sunday (Oct. 6) when it hosts Oakland in a Horizon League match slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
ON KRENZLER FIELD: Cleveland State is 56-69-10 all-time in matches played on Krenzler Field...The Vikings are 24-28-3 all-time in Horizon League matches played at home...Dallas Boyer is 14-7-1 at home during his tenure at Cleveland State and is 8-4-3 at home in Horizon League play.
VERSUS OAKLAND: This will mark the eighth all-time meeting between Cleveland State and Oakland with the Golden Grizzlies holding a 3-2-2 advantage in the series...Oakland owns a 2-1 edge in matches played on Krenzler Field, while each team has won one match and there have been two ties in matches played at Oakland...The teams played to a 1-1 deadlock last season at Oakland...The last time Oakland came to Krenzler Field in 2017, Cleveland State handed the Golden Grizzlies a 4-2 loss...Dallas Boyer is 1-0-1 all-time against Oakland...The Vikings are 2-0-1 in the last three meetings between the teams.
MCKENNA MAGIC: Cleveland State freshman McKenna Donahue became the 20th player in Cleveland State history to tally two goals in a match in the Vikings 3-0 victory at Green Bay...Donahue scored the first two goals of the match to lead to the Vikings to the victory.
HORIZON LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cleveland State's Stevie Holbrook was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 26...It marked the second time in her career she has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league.
LAST TIME OUT: Cleveland State dropped its second straight Horizon League match as the Vikings fell to Youngstown State 1-0...The Vikings outshot the Penguins 20-6, but Youngstown State made a first period goal stand up for the win...The Vikings held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks in the match...Grace Grant and Essence Canady each had five shots to lead Cleveland State...Grace Krosky had four shots and Elena Gutlove recorded three shots...Stevie Holbrook made four saves in goal for Cleveland State.
IN THE PRESEASON: Cleveland State played a pair of exhibition matches in the run up to the season opener...The Vikings tied Buffalo 1-1 at Buffalo on Aug. 12...Cleveland State dropped a 2-0 decision to Duquesne at Krenzler Field on Aug. 16...Freshman McKenna Donahue scored the Vikings goal against Buffalo.
HORIZON LEAGUE POLL: Cleveland State was selected to finish third in the Horizon League Preseason Poll as selected by the league head coaches...The Vikings received two first-place votes and finished with 73 points...Defending Horizon League champion Milwaukee was tabbed as the league favorite, while Northern Kentucky was chosen to finish second in the poll.
ABOUT CLEVELAND STATE: The Vikings currently have a 3-6-2 overall record and a 1-2-0 record in the Horizon League...The Vikings are 1-3-1 at home, 2-2-1 on the road and 0-1 in neutral site matches...Cleveland State is currently tied for sixth in the Horizon League standings...Junior Elena Gutlove leads the Vikings with eight points on the season...Gutlove has three goals and two assists...Freshman McKenna Donahue has two goals and four points on the year...Essence Canady and Grace Grant each have one goal and two points for Cleveland State...Bianca Sarti and Briana Niedermeier each have an assist for CSU...Elena Gutlove leads Cleveland State with 24 shots, while Grace Grant has 17 shots...Essence Canady has 14 shots, McKenna Donahue has 13 shots and Bianca Sarti has notched 10 shots...Stevie Holbrook has started 10 matches in goal and has a 3-5-2 record, a 1.18 goals against average and a .797 save percentage...Cleveland State, which set school records for overall wins and Horizon League wins, advanced to the Horizon League Tournament title match for the first time in school history last year.
ABOUT OAKLAND: Oakland enters the contest with a 3-5-1 overall record and a 1-1 record in the Horizon League...The Golden Grizzlies defeated Youngstown State 1-0 in double overtime and lost to Wright State 4-1...Oakland is 1-3-1 on the road this season...The Golden Grizzlies have dropped five of their last six matches...Alexa Sabbagh leads Oakland with seven points on three goals and an assist...Sami Lopez has also notched three goals for Oakland... Jaimie Leas has a 2-3-0 record in goal, a 1.79 goals against average and a .688 save percentage.
THE COACHES: Cleveland State head coach Dallas Boyer is in his third season at the helm of the Vikings and has compiled a 23-22-4 overall record...Juan Pablo Favero is in his second season as the head coach at Oakland and has a 7-16-5 record with the Golden Grizzlies.
LIVE STREAM: The Cleveland State-Oakland match can be seen live on ESPN+.