(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – No. 3 Walsh took care of business in its final home game of the season with a 2-0 shutout of No. 6 Trevecca on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The win advances the Cavaliers (15-3) to the semifinals in Vienna, W.Va., against either No. 2 Ohio Dominican or No. 7 Kentucky Wesleyan.
With the shutout against the Trojans (8-6-3), the Cavaliers tied a program record for shutouts in a season with 12. Walsh also guaranteed its best finish in its 30-year program history. This was also the first home playoff game for the women's soccer team since 1998 against St. Vincent.
The Cavaliers controlled most of the possession and it showed in the shot count which Walsh led 17-9. At the end of the first half, it was 8-2 in favor of the Maroon and Gold.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that Olivia Peters was involved on both goals for the Cavaliers either. The first goal came midway through the first as she took a free kick just outside the box. She nailed the ball over the five-player Trojan wall and bounced it off the cross bar where it bounded down behind the line for the goal.
Walsh scored once again just 71 seconds into the second half as Peters crossed the ball from the right side to the middle of the box where Corynne Swift found the upper left 90 wide open. It was her seventh goal of the season. Peters now has 13 goals and 14 assists for 40 points on the year.
Mickey McClanahan picked up the complete game shutout with four saves on the season. She now has a goals-against average of 0.6.