2023 Schedule Breakdown: Cleveland State Vikings

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The Cleveland State Vikings are the 52nd DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Vikings are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 3-10 overall and 0-5 in the ASUN. Cleveland State missed the postseason.

Cleveland State’s 2023 slate features 13 games with six at home and seven on the road.

Vikings’ 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/11Ohio StateCleveland State
2/19Notre DameCleveland State
3/4Cleveland StateCanisius
3/11St. BonaventureCleveland State
3/18Cleveland StateLindenwoodASUN
3/25Robert MorrisCleveland StateASUN
3/29Cleveland StateJacksonvilleASUN
4/1Cleveland StateAir ForceASUN
4/8MercerCleveland StateASUN
4/12QueensCleveland StateASUN
4/16Cleveland StateBellarmineASUN
4/22UtahCleveland StateASUN
4/29Cleveland StateDetroit MercyASUN

New Opponents

Jacksonville, Lindenwood, Queens

Teams Dropped

Michigan, VMI

Key Games

3/4 vs Canisius: One of the Vikings’ three victories last season came against the Canisius Golden Griffins, 12-10. Welcoming them to Cleveland this spring, the Vikings will be looking for a second consecutive win over the MAAC program. It is the likeliest non-conference win for the Vikings and should be a tight contest once again.

4/1 vs Air Force: Cleveland State opens the month of April at home against the Air Force Falcons. Last spring, the Vikings fell to the Falcons in a 12-8 contest in Colorado Springs. The Vikings will be looking to flip the script this year. And if they indeed do so, it would be a huge win for the program.

4/29 vs Detroit Mercy: Another close conference lost last spring, the Vikings fell to the Titans 13-12. Given where both programs are, or are expected to be, in the ASUN Pecking order, expect another tight one between these two in 2023.

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