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(FINDLAY, Ohio) – Walsh equaled last year's win total with another clean sheet, this time in a 2-0 victory over Findlay. The Cavaliers improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 within the G-MAC, while the Oilers dropped to 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the conference.
The 10 wins to open the season are the best in program history. The Cavaliers have also done it in impressive fashion with eight shutouts, matching last year's total.
Reigning G-MAC Offensive Player of the Week Olivia Peters put the Cavaliers on the board early with a shot that found the right side of the net on an assist from Brianna Sanborn in the 10th minute. The score remained there until the second half when Sanborn chipped a shot over Findlay keeper Anna Money's head for the 2-0 lead in the 57th minute.
Walsh outshot the Oilers 22-10 overall in the game, but most of Findlay's scoring opportunities came in the second half. The hosts managed all three shots on goal during that time, but the reigning Defensive Player of the Week Mickey McClanahan made the save each time.
On the opposite end, the Cavalier offense pelted the net 15 times with Money making 13 saves.
The Maroon and Gold now has a showdown with Ohio Dominican this Sunday in a matchup between two of the top teams in the conference. The Cavs will go in with 21 points and looking to clinch a playoff berth, while the Panthers enter the today's game with Malone with 18 points. Kickoff is set for noon on Sunday.