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Cleveland State Lacrosse Set for Sunday Showdown at Air Force

Cleveland State Lacrosse Set for Sunday Showdown at Air Force

Game 10
Teams: Cleveland State (5-4, 2-1) vs. Air Force (4-4, 3-0)
Date/Time: Sunday, March 31 | 2:00 PM
Location: USAFA, Colo. | Falcon Stadium
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The Game
The Vikings will look to start a new streak on Easter as they travel out to Colorado to take on Air Force at 2 p.m.

Last Game Out
Cleveland State had its longest win streak in program history of four snapped by Jacksonville on Wednesday afternoon, 18-6.

Lots of Travel & Miles
It's been a rigorous week of travel for the Green and White as they flew 771.59 miles down to Jacksonville for their game on Wednesday and will now depart for Denver, which will add another 1,223.73 miles for a total of 3,296.64 miles through the air for two games.

About Air Force
The Falcons are on a three-game winning streak, standing at 4-4 overall, but are a perfect 3-0 in ASUN play thus far. Air Force is coming off a 15-3 road win at Lindenwood on Saturday, in which Caelan Driggs notched five goals, raising his team-best total to 21.

Josh Yago is tops in assists with 14 and tied with Driggs in points with 25. Jake Knapp is 77-of-164 in the faceoff circle with 39 ground balls. Nolan Palette and Quinn Richards have each started four games in goal and both have 41 saves on the year.

Series History
This will be the seventh matchup between these two squads, with the Falcons holding a 5-2 advantage. In each of the last three seasons, the winning team scored 12 goals, with Air Force collecting the last two, including a 12-9 victory in Cleveland last year.

Closing in on Goal Milestone
Gavin Held is one goal shy of tying for the fifth-most in a career, 41, which is currently held by Gannon Matthews.

The Numbers

  • The Vikings are 17-17 all-time in March.
  • The Green and White have won four games this month, the most ever during the month in program history.
  • Cleveland State is 1-10 all-time when playing on Sunday.

Team Leaders

Captains of the Team
The Vikings named Amiri AustinKarson BurkeyGrayson DagueLane MillerReggie Regala, and Charlie Williams as captains for the upcoming 2024 season.

The Green and White were chosen to finish seventh for the second straight season in the preseason poll. Utah took the No. 1 spot after receiving nine first-place votes for 99 points. Jacksonville was second with 82 points and Air Force was third with a first-place vote and 80 points.

ASUN Standings
1. Jacksonville (6-3, 3-0)
2. Air Force (4-4, 3-0)
3. Bellarmine (6-4, 2-1)
4. Cleveland State (5-4, 2-1)
5. Utah (4-4, 2-1)
6. Queens (2-5, 1-2)
7. Mercer (2-6, 1-2)
8. Robert Morris (2-6, 1-2)
9. Lindenwood (0-6, 0-3)
10. Detroit (0-7, 0-3)

NEC in 2025
This will be the final season in the ASUN for Cleveland State before moving over to the NEC for the 2025 season. The Vikings will be one of four affiliated members of the seven-team NEC lacrosse conference, as the Green and White will be joined by fellow Horizon League members Detroit Mercy and Robert Morris. VMI is the fourth affiliated member and the other teams in the conference include core members, Le Moyne, LIU, and Wagner.

2024 Cleveland State Men's Lacrosse Tickets
Season tickets for all six home games for the 2024 slate are now on sale for $30 per ticket. Single-game tickets will begin in February with prices set at $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 and under.


Up Next
Cleveland State comes back home for two consecutive games, starting with Mercer on Saturday, April 6 at noon.