(TIGERVILLE, S.C.) – The Walsh men's lacrosse team closed out spring break with an 8-5 loss against North Greenville at Pepsi Stadium this afternoon. The Cavaliers are now 0-4 on the season while the Crusaders improved to 5-1.
Defense controlled most of the game with both goalies playing excellent games. Dylan Ciolino came up with an incredible 19 saves on 37 shots faced for a new career- and program-best for a single game. Ten came in the first half as Walsh took a low-scoring 3-2 edge into halftime.
Bryan Crim provided the only goal of the first quarter. After North Greenville scored the next two to start the second quarter, the Cavs answered by way of two goals from Ryan Martin, the first of which was assisted by Kevin McMahon.
The third quarter belonged to the Crusaders as they outscored Walsh 5-1 in the period. Crim scored his second goal of the game with 4:22 remaining in the period to make the score 5-4, but the Cavs couldn't get over the hump to tie the game. Alex Hudgens scored the final Walsh goal early in the fourth.
Walsh starts conference play a week from today as it closes out a stretch of four consecutive road games at Mercyhurst. It will be Walsh's first game as a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in any sport. Face-off is set for 1 p.m.