(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Senior night was spoiled by an Alderson Broaddus goal midway through the second overtime as Walsh fell by a count of 3-2 on a chilly fall Saturday evening at Milazzo Field. The Cavaliers (6-9-1, 5-8) overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie the game late in the second half despite being down a man, but it was the Battlers (8-7-2, 7-4-2) who came out on top.
Gary Canam put the Cavs on the scoreboard in the second half on a goal thanks to an assist by Alex Jackson in the 55th minute. It wasn't until the 87th minute that Walsh found the equalizer as Dwight Van Dyke provided the late game heroics on a header just left of the goal on a free kick from Steven Taylor.
Walsh had a great opportunity in the second half to score, but that opportunity quickly turned against the Cavaliers as Alderson Broaddus countered in what turned out to be the game-winning goal. After a physical play took the Cavaliers' attacker down en route to the goal, Battlers' keeper Patrick Negele was able to rescue the ball and punt it down field where Shavon John-Brown was able to lob it over Jon-Paul Della Pia in the 105th minute.
The Cavaliers were outshot 17-10 overall in the game, but did have an 8-6 advantage on corner kicks.
Walsh will try to improve its playoff positioning as it closes out the regular season against rival Malone on Tuesday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.