Strong Second Half Propels Cavs Past Arrows

Strong Second Half Propels Cavs Past Arrows

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh picked up its third consecutive victory in an 18-7 drubbing of Ursuline at Vasco Field on a bright Sunday afternoon. The Cavaliers (3-2, 2-0) used a dominant second half where it outscored the Arrows (1-4, 0-1) by nine goals en route to the victory.

It appeared early on that the Cavaliers would control the game from start to finish as the jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first 10 minutes. Jenny Spragg was a key component during the middle stretch of that run with a pair of goals and an assist to help create some separation after Ursuline made it 2-1. Emma Armour assisted on both of her goals and added another assist during that stretch.

However, the Arrows didn't go away quietly and went on a 5-1 run over the last 10 minutes to cut the deficit to 8-6, including three goals in the last 27 seconds.

Any momentum generated by the visitors was short-lived as Walsh came roaring out of the gate in the second half and wasted no time in trying to score as Sam Paulson found the back of the net on another assist from Armour.

The Cavaliers kept the pressure on throughout the rest of the game and outscored the Arrows 10-1 during the half.

Armour played lights-out offense with four goals and five assists to lead all players in both categories. Sarah McCormick, Spragg, and Kendra Cowen-Tripp also had hat tricks on the day with three goals each. McCormick added two assists while Spragg had one.

Rebecca Tomaszewski started the game in goal for the Cavaliers and picked up the win with five saves. Mikaela Faus played the second half and made four saves on the day.

The Cavaliers now head to the Mountain State for a pair of games this week. First up will be Davis & Elkins on Thursday evening with a scheduled start of 6 p.m.