Cleveland State (2-2, 0-0) vs. Lindenwood (1-2, 0-0)
Saturday, March 18 | 12:00 p.m. | Krenzler Bubble | Cleveland, Ohio
Live Stats | Live Video
Cleveland State, winners of two straight, begin ASUN play tomorrow at home against conference newcomer Lindenwood at noon.
Last Game Out
The Vikings closed out non-conference play at St. Bonaventure with a 13-6 victory. Freshman Xander Johnson led all scorers with four goals, while Gavin Held finished with three. Gannon Matthews was tops in points with five on two goals and three assists. Cameron Logan made 15 saves on the afternoon while holding a shutout in the third quarter.
A Win Would…
Give Cleveland State their first-ever ASUN victory…Match the longest win streak in program history which was set in 2019…Remain unbeaten on the year at home.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams, as the Lions were previously NCAA Division II before transitioning to Division 1 this season.
About the Lions
Lindenwood was picked ninth in the preseason poll and enters the conference opener with a 1-2 overall record. The Lions dropped their last game to NJIT, 14-13, as the Highlanders scored on a last-second shot. Wesley Scurci leads the attack with ten goals, while JP Morris is tops in assists with three. Blake Nolan has made 27 saves in the cage.
Senior, Cameron Logan was named ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, becoming the first player in program history to earn a weekly honor. Logan made 15 saves in the win against the Bonnies and picked up a team-best four ground balls.
Ryan Haigh is tied for the program record for career goals (57), which is held by current graduate assistant coach, Tristan Hanna.
Cameron Logan moved into second place for all-time saves with 210, trailing Caleb Espinoza's record of 239, which was set from 2017-19.
Record Book Notes
Gannon Matthews is two assists shy of becoming the fifth all-time for a career (26).
ASUN Preseason Poll
Cleveland State was selected to finish seventh in the ASUN after receiving 38 points. Utah topped the poll with 92 points, Jacksonville was second with 90 points, and Robert Morris came in third with 85 points.
ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team
Matthews, a sophomore from Eagle, Idaho, was named to the preseason team as a midfielder.
Cleveland State heads to Robert Morris on Saturday, March 25 for a 1 p.m. conference game. The contest will also give the Vikings a chance to play on the same field as the 2023 ASUN tournament.
2023 Cleveland State Men's Lacrosse Tickets
Season tickets for all six home games for the 2023 slate are on sale for $50 per ticket. Single-game tickets are also available with prices set at $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 and under.