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(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – Walsh was defeated by Hillsdale by a score of 28-10 at Muddy Waters Stadium in GLIAC action Saturday evening. The Cavaliers are now 0-2 overall and in the GLIAC, while the Chargers remained unbeaten at 2-0 in their first conference contest.
The Cavs battled with the Chargers throughout and tied the game up early in the second quarter when quarterback Reid Worstell found LeShawn Johnson from three yards out for Walsh's lone touchdown. It capped the Maroon and Gold's best drive of the night which went 83 yards over 11 plays.
Walsh forced Hillsdale to punt on the ensuing possession, but an interception set up the hosts in the red zone. The Chargers took advantage and scored five plays later for the 14-7 lead. The Cavs answered on their next drive and cut the deficit to four on a 37-yard field goal by Jacob Maloy with 1:52 to go in the half.
It was the last points the Cavs scored, however, as Hillsdale pulled away with a late touchdown with 10 seconds left in the second and added another touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
Walsh was outgained on offense by a 352-290 margin, but controlled the time of possession as it held the ball 32:29.
Worstell was 18-for-28 for 164 yards and a score on the night. Matt Matuska was his favorite target with five receptions for 39 yards. Aaron Male was the leading rusher with 43 yards on 12 attempts. Defensively Nick King paced the defense with 12 tackles.
The Cavs now look to next week as they play in the home opener against Saginaw Valley State. It will be Walsh's first game in Memorial Stadium where it played all of its home games for its inaugural season. The last time the Cavs played there was in 1996. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m.