(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) – Last season the Walsh women's soccer team set a school record for the most wins and shutouts in a season. After a 2-0 win in the season opener on the road at Southern Indiana, this season seems to have started in a similar fashion.
It took a while before the goals came, even longer than the usual game-length thanks to a weather delay in the second half, but the Cavaliers finally found the back of the net on a set piece in the 77th minute. Brianna Sanborn took a corner kick that was flicked on by Olivia Peters before Alisha Himes broke the tie for the first goal.
Peters also figured into the second goal with a second assist as she found Madalyn Canter who scored after her shot was deflected into the goal.
Mickey McClanahan picked up her eighth career complete game shutout in the process. She wasn't called upon much, but when the Eagles were on target, she made all three saves. USI was limited to 10 shots compared to Walsh's 11.
The majority of those came in the second half as the Eagles peppered eight shots after a slow first half.
"Tonight was a tale of two halves. We played an excellent first half, but couldn't convert on our opportunities," said Head Coach Dave Renard. "In the second half, Southern Indiana came out flying and put us under some pressure, but we managed to stay even and get a couple of goals late. Southern Indiana is a very good time and I'm proud of our women for getting a quality win on the road."
G-MAC play will now start for the Maroon and Gold as they head up Painesville to take on Lake Erie on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for noon at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.