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Viking Sports Weekly Volume 1 • Number 10

Women’s Basketball Hosts Ohio on Monday... page 2 Men’s Basketball Returns Home for First Time Since Nov. 18... page 2 Kermack Named Viking of the Week... page 3

Montgomery & Vikings Return Home on Saturday To Host Akron


What To Watch For T HIS WE E K IN V IK ING ATHLE TICS | DE CE MBE R 5 , 2 0 1 1

MEN’S BASKETBALL The Vikings conclude their seven game road

swing on Thursday (Dec. 8) with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Robert Morris before returning home to host Akron at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 10). The Vikings begin the week at 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the Horizon League after opening the league slate with two wins on the road for the second straight seasons. CSU won at Wright State (45-43) on Thursday and picked up a 66-61 decision at Detroit on Saturday. Tim Kamczyc scored 12 points in each game to lead the Vikings. CSU’s three point field goal defense has been outstanding this season, as team’s are shooting just .202 against the Vikings.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Two individual race wins from Nathan Grant

and Graham Thoresen as well as a sweep of the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events from Josh Gonzalez helped the Vikings sweep the Cleveland Dual Meet Invitational on Tuesday (Nov. 29) with wins over John Carroll, Canisius and Notre Dame (OH). Gonzalez’s 342.88 on the 3-meter board was a new career-high and was the top score by any Horizon League performer all season. Grant, Brian Ferro, Justin Hill, Justin Kermack, Alex Lewis and Berry Thompson represented CSU in Atlanta, Ga. over the weekend at the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships, a meet that featured the top swimmers in the country. Cleveland State will train until their next meet on Jan. 7 when they will participate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. during the annual training trip.

Takima Keane

Vikings Host Ohio on Monday; Head to Toledo The Vikings will close out their three-game homestand this week, as they host the Ohio Bobcats in a 7:00 p.m. contest on Monday, Dec. 5. CSU will then travel to Toledo for a 12:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Dec. 10 to finish off the week. Last week the Vikings fell to Akron, 84-74 in their lone contest. Senior Takima Keane led CSU, tying her career-high with 20 points while also setting a career-best with four three-pointers. Keane has now led the CSU offense twice this season, also doing so at Fordham (Nov. 16). Keane leads the Horizon League in three-point field goals made, averaging 2.2 per game and is third in three-point field goal percentage (.464, 13-28), while Janelle Adams ranks second with 4.0 assists per game and Destinee Blue ranks second with a .931 free throw percentage (27-29).

WRESTLING Wins from Nick Flannery (133) and Josh

Palivoda (141) weren’t enough to help Cleveland State get past Eastern Michigan as the Eagles won a non-league match, 33-9, on Thursday (Dec. 1). Flannery earned the first Viking win of the night when he pinned Jake Byers with seconds to spare, earning the defensive pin at the 6:52 mark. With the win, the sophomore improved to 4-1 in dual meets and earned his team-best third pin. Palivoda extended his winning streak to five straight matches to start the season after taking a 7-3 decision over Seth Schaner at 141 pounds. Cleveland State will host Pittsburgh on Sunday (Dec. 11) at 1:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING The Vikings took 11 of 13 events to close out team competition for the first semester on a high note, sweeping the Cleveland Dual Meet Invitational on Tuesday (Nov. 29). Kacey Cummings won both the 1-meter (276.65) and 3-meter (284.50) diving events with new season-high scores that qualified her for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships for the second consecutive year. Carys Behn, Alexandra Johansson, Joanna Olsson and Alice Sommerville all fared well in Atlanta, Ga. over the weekend where they were participating in the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships. The Vikings are off from competition until their training trip in early January.


Viking Of The Week Justin K ermack Men’s Swimming Last Week Kermack placed ninth in the 200 meter butterfly finals at the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta on Saturday (Dec. 3) night. That came after his 2:02.21 in the prelims - good for eighth in the field of 69 - established a new long course career-best. Earlier in the week, Kermack won the 200 fly (1:48.37), a time that was just .11 seconds behind his own school record, and swam third on the victorious 200 medley relay team with a 50 fly split of 22.70 seconds at the Cleveland Dual Meet Invitational (Nov. 29).

Class: Sophomore Position: Fly/Back/IM Hometown: Durban, South Africa


Volume 1, No. 10 • December 5, 2011

Viking Sports Weekly

This Week’s Schedule

Thurs. Sat.

Dec. 8 Dec. 10

at Robert Morris AKRON *

Mon. Dec. 5 Sat. Dec. 10

OHIO * at Toledo

Sun. Dec. 11

PITTSBURGH

Men’s Basketball

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Wrestling

1:00 p.m.

* - Game can be seen live on the HORIZON LEAGUE NETWORK All times are EASTERN

Last Week’s Results Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 1-3 Dec. 1 Dec. 3

Women’s Swimming hosts John Carroll W, 173-57 Women’s Swimming hosts Notre Dame (OH) W, 170-45 Women’s Swimming hosts Canisius W, 155-82 Men’s Swimming hosts John Carroll W, 175-59 Men’s Swimming hosts Notre Dame (OH) W, 170-45 Men’s Swimming hosts Canisius W, 149-87 Women’s Basketball hosts Akron L, 84-74 Men’s Swimming at AT&T Nationals NTS Women’s Swimming at AT&T Nationals NTS Men’s Basketball at Wright State W, 45-43 Men’s Basketball at Detroit W, 66-61

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