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Viking Sports Weekly Volume 1 • Number 6

Men’s Soccer Hosts First Round Horizon League Tourney Match... page 2 Women’s Basketball Hosts Three Games This Week... page 2

Harmon & Men’s Basketball Squad Tip Off 2011-12 Season On Wednesday

Cross Country Prepares for Regional Championships... page 2 Grabiec Named Viking of the Week... page 3


What To Watch For T HIS WE E K IN V IK ING ATHLE TICS | NOV E MBE R 7 , 2 0 1 1

VOLLEYBALL The Vikings will close

WOMEN’S SOCCER CSU had its season end with

the regular season with two home matches this weekend, as CSU hosts Loyola at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 11) and Green Bay at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 12). With wins over UIC and Valparaiso last weekend, CSU clinched the No. 2 seed in the league tournament (Nov. 18-20) in Milwaukee. Kara Koch and Amy Grabiec posted CSU match records in the 3-2 victory over UIC last weekend, Koch tallying 35 kills and Grabiec recording 39 digs. Koch became the 14th Viking to record 1,000 career kills against Valparaiso, while Grabiec moved into second place on the CSU all-time career digs list against the Crusaders and currently has 1,418.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Junior Alice Sommerville took second in the 50

free (23.93) and third in the 100 fly (56.05) in addition to her role on the 400 free relay (3:34.99) team that placed fourth at the Ohio State Quad Meet on Friday (Nov. 4). Junior Joanna Olsson had three top-seven individual performances, topped off with a fourth in the 200 fly (2:05.23) as the Vikings fell to the host Buckeyes, Virginia Tech and Division III power Denison.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Competing for the first time since Oct. 22,

the men’s swimming and diving team ran into a trio of national powers at the Ohio State Quad Meet and went 0-3. Berry Thompson was just .11 seconds off the pace in the 100 free (45.79) and placed fifth in the 50 free (21.21). Sophomore Justin Kermack had three fifth place finishes and freshman Nathan Grant chipped in three top-seven finishes.

a 1-0 setback to Wright State in the Horizon League Championship first round on Tuesday (Nov. 1). Senior Natalie Daniels was named to the AllHorizon League first team, while sophomore Taylor Vidovic was a second team pick. Freshman Shea Levin made the all-newcomer team.

CROSS COUNTRY The Vikings conclude their

Men’s Soccer Hosts Horizon League Playoff Match The Cleveland State men’s soccer team takes center stage this week as

the Vikings open play in the Horizon League Championship with a first round match against Loyola at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 9) at Krenzler Field. CSU handed Loyola a 4-0 setback in the regular season behind three goals from Aaron Adkins. A win would send the Vikings into the semifinals on Friday (Nov. 11) against second-seeded Green Bay. The match would be played at Valparaiso. The Vikings won their only match last week, knocking off Detroit 2-0 at Krenzler Field on Friday (Nov. 4) night behind goals from Admir Suljevic and Jordan Hart.

WRESTLING The Vikings opened the 2011-12 campaign at the Eastern Michigan Open. Freshmen Andrew Brown (125), Michael Carlone (133) and Nathan Silvus (197) all placed fourth in the freshman/sophomore bracket of their respective weight classes. Carlone recorded wins via technical fall, major decision and two pins while Brown and Silvus each picked up their first pin of the year.

season at the Great Lakes Regional Championship in Toledo on Saturday (Nov. 12). CSU placed a program-best fourth place at the Horizon League Championship, which the Vikings hosted, on Oct. 30. Allison Craine placed 16th overall in the race.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL After an 87-55 exhibition win over John Carroll on Tuesday (Nov. 1), CSU closes its exhibition slate with a 7:00 p.m. contest versus Case Western on Monday (Nov. 7). The Vikings then host Tennessee State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 11) in the season opener and Illinois on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 2:00 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL The Vikings host John Carroll

on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 7:00 p.m. in CSU’s lone exhibition game before heading to No. 7 Vanderbilt for the season opener on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 2:00 p.m. CSU returns four starters and two redshirts from last year’s team that went 27-9, won the Horizon League Championship and advanced to the second round of the NIT.


Viking Of The Week Amy Grabiec

Last Week

Volleyball

Grabiec averaged 27.0 digs in two matches last weekend, including a school-record 39 in a 3-2 win over UIC on Friday (Nov. 4). She came back on Saturday to make 15 more digs in a four-set win over Valparaiso on Saturday (Nov. 5), moving into second place on the all-time digs list at CSU. She is averaging 4.41 digs per set this year.

Other Top Performances KARA KOCH: The volleyball junior set a school-record with 35 kills in CSU’s 3-2 win over UIC on Friday night and became the 14th player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills in win over Valpo on Saturday. NATALIE DANIELS: The women’s soccer senior became the first player in program history to earn all-league honors four times when she was selected to the All-Horizon League first team for the second straight year.

Class: Senior Position: Libero Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio


Volume 1, No. 6 • November 7, 2011

Viking Sports Weekly

This Week’s Schedule Weds. Sun.

Nov. 9 Nov. 13

Men’s JOHN CARROLL (EXH) at Vanderbilt (ESPNU)

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

Women’s Basketball Mon. Fri. Sun.

Nov. 7 Nov. 11 Nov. 13

CASE WESTERN (EXH) TENNESSEE STATE * ILLINOIS *

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

Sat.

Nov. 12

Cross at NCAA Regionals (Toledo, OH)

Tues. Fri. Sun.

Nov. 8 Nov. 11 Nov. 13

Men’s Soccer LOYOLA (HL First Round) * 7:00 p.m. Horizon League Semifinals TBA Horizon League Championship TBA

Country 12:00 p.m.

Men’s Swimming & Diving Sat. Nov. 12

VALPARAISO ST. BONAVENTURE

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Fri. Nov. 11 Sat. Nov. 12

at Youngstown State vs. Duquesne VALPARAISO

Fri. Sat.

LOYOLA GREEN BAY *

Nov. 11 Nov. 12

1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Volleyball

7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Wrestling Sat.

Nov. 12

at Wrestle for a Cure Duals

9:00 a.m.

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

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