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Viking Sports Weekly (November 21) Athletics

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A look at what’s happening in Cleveland State Athletics…

Men’s Soccer
-Cleveland State had their 2022 season come to end in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament last week, dropping a 2-1 decision at Pitt on Thursday. 
-Hector Gomez tallied the lone goal for the Vikings in Thursday’s NCAA Appearance.
-The Vikings were coming off their first Horizon League Regular Season Championship and second Tournament Championship, making their first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 10 years. 

-Cleveland State concluded its 2022 season last week, advancing to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament.
-The Vikings were playing as the No. 4 seed in the #HLVB Championship, and picked up a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee in the first round before falling to top-seeded Wright State in the semifinals.
-Laken Voss was named to the #HLVB All-Tournament Team after combining for 30 kills and 20 digs on the weekend. 

Men’s Basketball
-The Vikings will split time at home and on the road this week, hosting Chicago State on Wednesday, November 23 to close out the Turkey Slam Cleveland State Regional, before traveling to Western Michigan on Saturday, November 26. 
-Last time out, Cleveland State picked up a pair of wins against Canisius and Arkansas Pine Bluff, with the Canisius win marking the first of the Daniyal Robinson era. 
-Entering the third week of the season, Tristan Enaruna leads the Vikings averaging 13.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Tae Williams is averaging 10.0 points per game. 

Women’s Basketball
-Cleveland State will host its first ever MTE this week, welcoming Bellarmine, Georgia State and St. Bonaventure for the Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown Viking Invitational. 
-The Vikings will play three games over a four-day span, Wednesday, November 23 – Saturday, November 26. 
-Cleveland State enters the week standing at 2-1 on the young season, with wins over Hofstra and DePaul.  

Swim & Dive
-The Vikings concluded the first half of their season this past week at the three-day Magnus Cup, with the men’s team placing second and women coming in 10th
-Cleveland State will return to the pool for Senior Night on Friday, January 6 when they host Southern Indiana. 
-Paddy Johnston won three races at the Magnus Cup; 50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, while Griffin Manning won the 100 Breast and the Vikings captured three relay titles. 

-Cleveland State will have the week off from competition, returning to action on Sunday, December 4, taking part in the Storm Open.
-Last time out, the Vikings dropped a trio of matches at the Boilermakers Duals.
-The Vikings were led by Dylan Layton and Daniel Bucknavich, with each going 3-0 on the day. 
-Layton leads Cleveland State on the year with a 7-0 record, including a win over three-time NCAA qualifier and No. 11 ranked Parker Filius of Purdue.  

Viking of the Week Nominees
Tristan Enaruna, Men’s Basketball
Recorded a double-double in the overtime win at Canisius with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and followed that up with a 9-point, 11-rebound performance in the win over Arkansas Pine Bluff, shooting 50-percent from the floor on the week. 

Paddy Johnston, Men’s Swim & Dive
Won three races at the Magnus Cup – 50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back – in addition to being part of Cleveland State’s winning 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay teams. 

Dylan Layton, Wrestling
The freshman moved to 7-0 on the year after going 3-0 at the Boilermakers Duals, including a victory against No. 11 ranked Parker Filius of Purdue. 

Barbara Zieniewska, Women’s Basketball
Tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in Cleveland State’s overtime win at DePaul, also finishing with two assists, two steals and two blocked shots.  

This Week’s Schedule
Wednesday, November 23
Men’s Basketball hosts Chicago State – 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball hosts Georgia State – 4:00 p.m. 

Friday, November 25
Women’s Basketball hosts Bellarmine – 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday, November 26
Men’s Basketball at Western Michigan – 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball hosts St. Bonaventure – 4:00 p.m.

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