(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The dream of a perfect season came to an end as Walsh fell on the road to Ohio Dominican by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon aft Panther Stadium. The Cavaliers (10-1, 7-1 G-MAC) still remain near the top of the conference standings in third place, while the Panthers (9-3-1, 7-1-1) now sit in second with the win.
In a rare occurrence, all three goals in the game were scored in the first 10 minutes. ODU's Samantha Buck scored the first goal just 4:08 into the contest on assists from Becca Gordon and Lauren Bates after a breakaway.
The Panthers were able to respond just as quick as Madeline Reimbold found the back of the net on a header at the 9:06 mark.
From there on out, it was largely a defensive game. The Panthers did outshoot the Cavaliers 21-12, but few of those were on target. When they were, Mickey McClanahan was able to come up with five saves on the day.
Walsh will now return home and play the rest of the regular season in Stark County. Five of the six games left will be at home with the lone road trip to be played at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in a rescheduled contest hosted by Malone.
The first of those six games won't be an easy task as the upstart Ohio Valley Fighting Scots visit North Canton. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday.