Cavs Fall To Panthers In Gridiron Action

Cavs Fall To Panthers In Gridiron Action

Photo by Todd Thoenen

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh fell to Ohio Dominican in its return to GLIAC action by a score of 42-13 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers are now 1-8 overall and 0-8 in the GLIAC while the Panthers improved to 6-3 in both categories.

The Cavs competed well with the Panthers for a half and trailed by only one at the half. Jacob Maloy opened the scoring for both teams on the day with a 33-yard field goal just under four minutes into the game to give Walsh a quick 3-0 lead.

Maloy wasn't done as he also added a 51-yard field goal with four seconds to go in the half to make the score 14-13. The kick was two yards shy of tying Jeff Johnston's school record set against Malone in 2001 and one yard longer than any field goal any opponent has kicked against Walsh.

ODU scored a pair of touchdowns after Maloy's first field goal, but Byron King was able to get the Maroon and Gold back within striking distance on a 10-yard touchdown run with 5:02 to go in the second quarter.

The second half belonged to the Panthers as they used a 21-point third quarter to take control of the game.

King finished the game with 56 yards on 11 attempts for 5.6 yards per carry and a long of 14 yards. Matt Matuska provided a spark on special teams with 153 yards returning kickoffs with a 21.9 average.

Defensively Trevor Smith led the way with a game-high 13 tackles. Seamus O'Sullivan was right behind him with 12. Ronald Robinson also intercepted a pass during the game.

Walsh now gears up for its final road trip of the season as it heads to Ashland next week. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.