Cavaliers Tame Falcons in Home Opener, 21-6

Cavaliers Tame Falcons in Home Opener, 21-6

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse team kicked off the home portion of the 2019 schedule with a windy game against the Notre Dame College Falcons on Thursday (March 14) evening.

The Cavaliers used a five goal spurt after the game was tied at two, pulling away for the 21-6 victory at Vasco Field.

Jenny Spragg opened the game with two goals for the Cavaliers in the first three and a half minutes. The Falcons tied the game at two with back-to-back goals over a three-minute span. Hannah McFeeters scored from Ellen Lawrence with 23 minutes left in the game, taking back the lead for Walsh. Spragg followed with her third goal of the day, a free position shot. Skylar Crandall assisted on a goal by Lindsay Hindman as Walsh led 5-2 with 18:30 to go in the first half. Grace Andreski had two free position shots within seconds, pushing the lead to 7-2. Notre Dame quickly ended the run with a goal but Walsh picked up with four consecutive goals over six minutes. Kendra Cowen-Tripp started the run with an unassisted goal. McFeeters followed with a free position shot, while Hindman found the back of the net once more. Emily Atwood scored on an assist by Sarah Dankowski as the Cavaliers had a lead of 11-3 with ten minutes left in the first half. After a Falcons goal, Walsh closed the half with four straight goals over the last nine minutes. Dankowski scored from a Becky Parker assist and Sam Paulson made a free position shot before Kendra Cowen-Tripp scored unassisted. Lawrence closed the half with a goal from Andreski as Walsh led 15-4 at halftime.

Notre Dame started the second half with a goal, leading to a four-goal run by the Maroon and Gold. McFeeters scored her third goal on a free position shot. Lawrence assisted on goals by Hindman and Parker before scoring her first of the game. With 12 minutes left, Notre Dame capped their scoring with a free position shot. Crandall and McFeeters wrapped up the scoring with unassisted goals in the final ten minutes. Walsh improved to 4-1 with a 21-6 victory at home.

Eleven different players scored for the Cavaliers, including six players with multiple goals. McFeeters had a game-high four goals along with five groundballs, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Spragg and Hindman each had three goals in the contest. Hindman controlled three draws on the night. Lawrence finished with five points on two goals and three assists. Andreski had two goals, one assist and two draw controls. Dankowski had four groundballs and two caused turnovers to go with her two points.

The Cavaliers will take a quick rest as they will host West Virginia Wesleyan on Friday (March 15) at 7:00 PM.