(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh took Findlay to the edge in a five-set thriller, but couldn't pull out the win in a 3-2 defeat. The Cavaliers (15-8, 8-4) took a one-set lead after winning the second and third games by scores of 25-14 and 25-19, but the Oilers (20-4, 11-1) completed the comeback with a 25-21 win in the first set followed by 25-14 and 15-9 wins in the final two.
After they dropped the first set, Walsh came out and immediately took control in the second and jumped out to an 11-4 lead after a kill by Gina Kramer. She had seven in the set overall and recorded her 1,000th kill during that time.
After winning the third set, the Cavaliers had the script flipped on them to force the fifth set. Both teams split the first four points, but Findlay scored the next four and held the lead the rest of the way.
The Cavs will return to action against Wheeling Jesuit on Tuesday at 7 p.m.