GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse continued their non-conference slate with a road matchup against the Tusculum Pioneers on Saturday (March 2).
The Cavaliers improved to 3-0 with a 16-7 win at Pioneer Field. Walsh scored 12 goals in the first half en route to the victory.
Ellen Lawrence opened the scoring with an assist from Hannah McFeeters off the opening draw. One minute later, Tusculum tied the game at one apiece. The Cavaliers then scored five consecutive goals by three different players in a 12 minutes period. Becky Parker started the run with a free position shot and then Sam Paulson followed with a goal, assisted by Lawrence. Lindsay Hindman converted a free position shot before Parker scored her second goal of the day off a feed from Grace Andreski. Kendra Cowen-Tripp added a third free position goal. The Pioneers cut the lead to 6-2 with a free position goal at the 16 minute mark. The Cavaliers ended the first half with six straight goals for an eleven goal lead. Emily Atwood scored two straight goals, including one assisted by Lawrence. Andreski scored her second goal and then assisted on two other goals in the run. Alyssa Tomkins, Lawrence and McFeeters accounted for the final goals of the half.
Tusculum began the second half with a goal less than 90 seconds in. Parker scored her third goal of the day, assisted by Jenny Spragg. Sarah Dankowski gave the Cavaliers their largest lead of the day, 14-3 with an unassisted goal. The Pioneers scored two straight goals with 21 minutes to go in the second half. Andreski and Parker found the back of the net as Lawrence had her third assist of the day. Over the final nine minutes, Tusculum added two more goals to complete the scoring at 16-7.
Parker had a game-high four goals. Andreski and Lawrence each had five points in the game with two goals and three assists. Andreski finished with three groundballs and Lawrence had five groundballs. Atwood was the fourth player with multiple goals, having two in the contest.
Luisa Landaverde grabbed six groundballs and Cowen-Tripp added three groundballs. McFeeters controlled six of twelve draw controls that the Cavaliers had in the game.
Mikaela Faus made five saves and had three groundballs in 46 minutes of goalie action.
The Cavaliers will continue the Tennessee trip with a game at Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday (March 5) at 1:00 PM.