NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse team rallied from two goals down three times in the first half and held off a late rally by the Blue Devils of Lawrence Tech on Tuesday (March 19) evening.
The Cavaliers scored seven straight goals in a 15-12 back-and-forth contest at Vasco Field against the Blue Devils, winning their third straight contest.
Hannah McFeeters started the scoring with a goal off an assist from Becky Parker two minutes in. One minute later, Parker converted a free position shot for a 2-0 Cavaliers lead. The Blue Devils quickly tied the game at two before Grace Andreski put the Cavaliers up 3-2 with 24 minutes left in the first half. Lawrence Tech rattled off three straight goals for their first two goal lead of the day. With 14 minutes left, Jenny Spragg cut the lead in half with a free position goal. Two minutes after, the Blue Devils added a goal for their second two goal advantage. Andreski tallied her second goal of the game, pulling the Cavaliers within 6-5 with nine minutes left before half. For the third time, Lawrence Tech had the response goal as they pushed the lead to two once again. Walsh tied the game with consecutive goals from Parker (assisted from McFeeters) and Kendra Cowen-Tripp on a free position goal. The Blue Devils held an 8-7 lead for thirty seconds before McFeeters knotted the game at eight on an assist from Andreski. The game was tied 8-8 at the half.
The Cavaliers opened the second half with six straight goals over the first 17 minutes. Parker, Lindsay Hindman and Skylar Crandell all had unassisted goals while Spragg, Cowen-Tripp and Sam Paulson all took advantage of free position shots. Walsh led 14-8 with 13:38 left in the contest. Lawrence Tech went on a 4-0 run over the next eight minutes, pulling the deficit to 14-12 with five minutes to go. Andreski sealed the win with an unassisted goal with 2:05 left on the clock. Walsh improved to 6-1 with a 15-12 victory.
Andreski had three goals, one assist and three draw controls. Parker also had four points on three goals and one assist. McFeeters scored three points (two goals and one assist) with four draw controls. Cowen-Tripp had two goals and two draw controls. Spragg was the fifth player with a multi-goal game as she notched two scores along with two groundballs.
Mikaela Faus had seven groundballs and six saves in the goal.
The women's team will wrap up the four-game homestand with a game against the University of Charleston on Friday (March 22) at 4:00 PM.