TIFFIN, Ohio - The Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse team had an early first half lead on the Findlay Oilers in the second G-MAC semifinal but the Oilers defeated the Cavaliers 18-7 on Thursday (May 2) afternoon at Frost Kalnow Stadium.
Walsh closed the 2019 season with a program record 13 wins and their second G-MAC tournament appearance in back-to-back years.
Findlay started the contest with two straight goals in the first two minutes. Walsh rattled off three straight goals in six minutes, taking the lead on the Oilers. Skylar Crandell scored before Becky Parker beat the goalie on an assist from Jenny Spragg. Grace Andreski converted a free position shot as Walsh gained the 3-2 advantage. Findlay scored five straight goals as they led 7-3 with 11 minutes left in the half. Andreski scored her second free position goal, a man up goal after a Findlay yellow card. The Oilers beat the buzzer as they carried an 8-4 lead into halftime.
Findlay scored first in the second half but Lindsay Hindman answered to the Oilers goal with a free position goal five minutes into the second half. After Findlay added three more goals, Walsh went back-to-back in less than three minutes. G-MAC Freshman of the Year Hannah McFeeters scored on an assist from Parker and Andreski followed with a goal from Halle Kotulock. The Oilers closed the scoring with six straight goals, winning the game 18-7.
Andreski tallied three goals, a team-high. Hindman had one goal, two draw controls and one groundball. McFeeters finished with one goal, two groundballs, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Parker scored two points with one goal and one assist. Sarah Dankowski had three groundballs.
Mikaela Faus made ten saves and grabbed seven groundballs. The senior ends her career with 551 career saves, a program best.