#15 Mount Olive Prevails in Battle With Cavaliers

#15 Mount Olive Prevails in Battle With Cavaliers

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – After hanging tough with the #15 Mount Olive Trojans in the first quarter, the Walsh Cavaliers men's lacrosse team was defeated 11-3 on the road on Tuesday (March 5) afternoon.

The first quarter featured a defensive battle as neither team scored until nearly nine minutes in. Mount Olive scored two goals in the final 6:42 of the first quarter as they led 2-0.

The Trojans added two more goals over the first nine minutes of the second quarter, expanding the lead to 4-0. Five minutes later, Walsh broke the shutout with an unassisted goal by Brian Apshago. With less than one minute left before halftime, Mount Olive made the score 5-1. The Trojans led 5-1 at the intermission.

In the first four minutes, the Trojans pushed the lead to 7-1 with a pair of goals. With 10:30 left in the third, Tyler Stowell scored for the Cavaliers. Over the next six minutes, Mount Olive responded with two more goals. Marcus Brown ended the third quarter scoring with a goal for the Maroon and Gold. Mount Olive led 9-3 after three frames.

The fourth quarter featured another low scoring quarter as Mount Olive scored two goals, making the final score 11-3.

Stowell, Apshago and Brown each scored one goal for the Cavaliers.

Jake Cieszynski won 13-of-18 face offs and picked up six groundballs for Walsh. Jake Creagh grabbed five groundballs on defense. Kyle Lacey and Sully Dowling each had three groundballs.

Patrick Cuddihy made 14 saves in goal for the Cavaliers.

Walsh will conclude the trip down South with a game at Mars Hill on Saturday (March 9) at 1:00 PM.

-WC-