The Cleveland State Vikings won an exciting 4-2 match-up against Army West Point on Friday evening. Cleveland State is off to its best start since 1982, improving to 3-0-0 on the season.
Army took the lead in the 11th minute as Gage Guerra converted a penalty kick. The Vikings needed four minutes to tie the game as Pablo Kawecki headed it home off a cross move from Ryan Kolonick.
CSU then jumped out in front during the 23rd minute as Kyle Folds scored off a failed clearance on a free kick from Albert Porta. The Black Knights tied the game once more in the 30th minute with a Nick Atkinson header off a free kick from Cooper Warren.
In the 35th minute, Green and White were back on top as Kawecki scored his second goal of the night off a cross from Nick McCausland.
The Vikings went into the game’s intermission while leading 3-2, outshooting Army 7-4 with six shots on goal.
In the 66th minute, CSU’s leading scorer, Jannis Schmidt, found the back of the net to extend the lead to 4-2.
The Green and White outshot Army overall 12-9, with Kawecki responsible for five Viking shots. Bojan Kolevski and Kawecki finished with three shots on goal each.
Max Kasputis would pick up the win for the Vikings, having just one save.
Cleveland State will host No. 11 Marshall on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.