PHILIPPI, West Virginia - For the fifth time this season, the Walsh Cavaliers women's lacrosse team showed off the offense as they reached the 20 goal plateau on Friday (April 26) night.
The Cavaliers defeated the Alderson Broaddus Battlers 20-7, closing the regular season with 13 wins.
Hannah McFeeters started the scoring with a goal less than two minutes into the game before Alderson Broaddus answered three minutes later. Sam Paulson gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead with a free position shot at the ten minute mark of the first half. Five minutes after, the Battlers tied the game up at two. Over a six minute frame, Walsh went on a 5-0 run to push the lead to 7-2 with nine minutes left in the half. McFeeters scored twice with Lindsay Hindman, Kendra Cowen-Tripp, and Ellen Lawrence (assisted by Emily Atwood) adding goals during the spurt. Alderson Broaddus quickly scored, leading to two straight goals from Becky Parker in six minutes, including one assisted by Cowen-Tripp. The Battlers closed the scoring with a goal as Walsh led 9-4 at halftime.
In the first 18 minutes of the second half, Walsh scored ten goals on eight assists. Parker and Spragg each had two goals as six other players scored in the run. Atwood, Paulson, Cowen-Tripp, Skylar Crandell, Hindman and McFeeters all accounted for single goals. Lawrence assisted on six goals of the ten during the run. McFeeters and Alyssa Tomkins also had one assist each. Alderson Broaddus scored three straight goals before McFeeters scored the game's final goal in the last two minutes. Walsh won 20-7 in the regular season finale.
Lawrence led with seven points on one goals and six assists. McFeeters had six points on five goals and one assists with a team-high eight draw controls. Parker had four goals with four other players scoring two goals each. Hindman scored twice with three draw controls, and Cowen-Tripp ended with two goals and one assist. Paulson beat the goalie twice and grabbed three draw controls. Spragg closed the multi-goal list with two goals and a caused turnover.
Atwood had two points (one goal and assist) with four groundballs and two caused turnovers on defense. Halle Kotulock added four groundballs of her own on defense.
The Cavaliers are locked into the G-MAC Tournament for the second straight year. They are currently tied for second place with Findlay at 15 points. The bracket will be announced following the conclusion of Saturday's games.