(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – After two quick starts to start the season, it was the opposition that started fast as Walsh fell to Lake Erie 4-1 at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers (2-1) and Storm (3-0) were both playing in their Great Midwest Athletic Conference opener.
The Storm started the scoring just 2:35 into the contest when Javier Borreguero went in unassisted. Lake Erie added two that lead when Miguel Espinoza found the back of the net on an assist from Ezekiel Ebenzer. The hosts also closed the half on another score in the 37th when Aaron Middendorf scored on the helper from Sander Van der Sluji.
Walsh received a second wind midway through the second half as a misplayed ball led to the Cavaliers' only score of the game. With the ball being played from right to left, the defense couldn't keep control. With Myles Cornwall jetting up the middle, the junior forward had an wide-open net for his fourth goal and 10th point of the season.
The Maroon and Gold received a few more opportunities later in the half, but a pair of free kicks just outside the box went high and a penalty kick was saved and knocked out of bounds for a corner kick.
The Cavs will return home and host Cedarville on Thursday. Kickoff with the Yellow Jackets is set for 7:30 p.m.