Cornwall, Van Dyke Lead Cavs To Season Opening Shutout Of Daemen

Cornwall, Van Dyke Lead Cavs To Season Opening Shutout Of Daemen

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Forwards Myles Cornwall and Dwight Van Dyke picked up where they left off last season as they each scored two goals in a 4-0 win against Daemen Thursday evening. The shutout of the Cavaliers' former conference rival avenged a 2-1 loss on the road in Amherst a season ago.

It didn't take line for the fireworks to start as Cornwall opened the scoring on an assist from Van Dyke in the sixth minute. Cornwall added his second a minute later on a helper from Brandon Denton.

Van Dyke eventually found the net in the 20th minute to make the score 3-0 in favor of the Maroon and Gold. The score held there through the rest of the half.

With the game in control, Walsh put the final touches on the shutout midway through the second half on a free kick. Gary Canam took a free kick from about 40 yards out and found Cornwall on the side. Cornwall was able to flick it onto Van Dyke who crossed the goalie on a one-timer.

Overall Walsh outshot the Wildcats 14-9. Freshman goalkeeper Brett Ekperuoh was excellent in his first start and made four saves on the night.

The Cavs will be back in action on Saturday in another contest against a former AMC rival in Roberts Wesleyan. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.