Cavs Clinch Postseason Bid With Win Over Ohio Valley

Cavs Clinch Postseason Bid With Win Over Ohio Valley

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Mother Nature provided Walsh with one last home game this season, and the Maroon and Gold made sure not to disappoint with an 11-1 victory over Ohio Valley. The Cavaliers (10-5, 7-3) were originally scheduled to visit the Fighting Scots (2-12, 0-10), but inclement weather made their field unplayable.

As a result, the Cavs hit the 10-win mark in program history and finish the home season 7-2. The win also helped Walsh secure a G-MAC tournament bid.

It didn't take Head Coach Christy Mitchell's crew long to score as Sarah McCormick found Emma Armour for the first goal just 19 seconds into the game. Ohio Valley was able to equalize after the ensuing draw, but goalkeeper Mikaela Faus made sure that was the last time the Fighting Scots' side of the scoreboard lit up the rest of the way.

McCormick ended up with an impressive day offensively as she scored three goals and assisted on four more for a total of seven points. Jenny Spragg was her favorite target as Spragg scored three times with two assists from McCormick. One of those goals took place on after an OVU yellow card that presented the Cavs with a player-up advantage.

Luisa Landaverde played well on the defensive side as she picked up a game-best seven grounds balls. Spragg helped cause three turnovers on the day and added four more ground balls.

Between the pipes, Faus played the duration and made six saves on 10 shots faced.

Walsh now closes out the regular season with a pair of road games outside of Cleveland. The first will take place in two days as the Cavs head to Pepper Pike to take on Ursuline with first draw set for 4 p.m.