(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A battle between teams tied for fourth place in the G-MAC standings didn't go Walsh's way as it fell to Ohio Dominican 77-65 on Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers (12-8, 9-5) four-game win streak was snapped while the Panthers (14-6, 10-4) won their third consecutive.
Alex Hochstedler had a spectacular game for the Cavs as she scored a game-high 28 points on 11-of-18 from the field with five rebounds. Mayci Sales joined her in double figures with 11 points on 5-of-8 from the field.
Ohio Dominican, however, was able to counter Walsh's 1-2 punch with a three-headed monster of Sarah Futscher, Alexa Fisher, and Brittleigh Macaulay. The Panthers' trio combined for 51 points and were 22-of-33 from the field. Overall the Panthers made 53.6 percent of their shots.
Walsh rallied at the end of the third and start of the fourth. After ODU took its largest lead of the game at 60-40, the Cavs roared back with a 17-4 run to cut the deficit to seven at 64-57 after a triple by Hochstedler with 8:27 to go in the game. The Panthers staved off the comeback attempt with the next six points and held Walsh at bay the rest of the way.
The Cavaliers now return home to take on Hillsdale on Thursday. Tip-off with the Chargers is set for 7:30 p.m.