(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – During last year's record breaking season, there were only three teams that beat the Walsh women's soccer team. The Cavaliers were able to exact a little revenge on one of those teams as they defeated Cedarville 3-0 at Milazzo Field Thursday evening.
It was the third consecutive shutout for the Maroon and Gold (3-0, 2-0) and handed the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-1) their first loss of the year. Shutting out opponents has become almost normal for the Cavaliers in the last few seasons. Walsh has now shutout 15 of its last 22 opponents dating back to last season and 23 of its last 40 dating back to 2016.
It's not entirely defense that is winning the games for the Cavaliers, however. A balanced offense also gleamed and lit up the scoreboard quite early. Olivia Peters scored her second goal of the season just 12:45 into the game as Brianna Sanborn was able to find her on an open pass.
Sanborn was just getting started as just under two minutes later, she found Alisha Himes to make it 2-0 in favor of the Cavaliers. Sanborn put on the final touches of the win with a score in the 54th minute on a helper from Peters.
Shots were relatively even with the Cavs holding an 11-10 advantage. Corners also favored Walsh by a 4-2 count.
Head Coach Dave Renard's crew will have another opportunity to beat a team that it last to last season with a match at Ohio Dominican on Saturday. The Panthers defeated the Cavs twice including in the G-MAC semifinals. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.