NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse team jumped into a tie for second place in the conference with nine points following an 18-8 win over the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots on Thursday (April 18) evening at Vasco Field.
Walsh is 11-4 overall and 3-2 in the G-MAC following the third straight win for the Cavaliers.
Becky Parker and Hannah McFeeters both scored for the Cavs in the first two minutes, giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead. Ohio Valley cut the lead in half with a goal one minute later. Walsh rattled off straight goals in 11 minutes, taking command of the game. Skylar Crandell scored twice while Lindsay Hindman, Grace Andreski, Halle Kotulock and Ellen Lawrence all scored a goal. Jenny Spragg and Parker added assists during the 6-0 run where the Cavaliers gained an 8-1 lead with 17 minutes left in the first half. With 12:55 left, Ohio Valley halted the run with a goal, pulling within six. Andreski scored twice more and McFeeters added her second goal of the night as Walsh scored three straight goals in five minutes. The Fighting Scots scored once more before Walsh closed out the half with two more goals. Parker scored twice, assisted by Lawrence and Sarah Dankowski. Walsh led 13-3 at the half.
Andreski scored just 18 seconds into the second half, pushing the lead to 11. Ohio Valley came back with three straight goals, bringing the deficit to eight with 21 minutes left. McFeeters added her third goal of the night and Crandell scored on an assist by Lawrence as Walsh regained a ten goal lead with 16 minutes left on the clock. Ohio Valley added a goal four minutes later. Lawrence found the back of the net after a pass from McFeeters, then Andreski tallied her fifth goal of the game. The Fighting Scots ended the scoring with 4:34 left. Walsh won the contest 18-8.
Andreski led the way with five goals on five shots with two groundballs. McFeeters scored three goals to become the single season goals leader with 42 this season. The freshman had four groundballs, two draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Parker had a hat trick with one assist for a total of four points. Crandell added three goals, two groundballs, two draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Walsh picked up 32 groundballs with Sam Paulson and McFeeters each having four. As a team, Walsh caused 19 turnovers as four players caused three each. Luisa Landaverde, McFeeters, Paulson and Spragg all led the team in caused turnovers.
Walsh will host Davis & Elkins on Wednesday (April 24) at 5:00 PM for Senior Day.