2004 Archive

Monday, April 25, 2005

"Cavs Announce 2005 Recruits"

Walsh University Head Coach, Tim Mead, has announced seven recruits for 2005 season. Adam Birtcher (Napoleon HS), Alex Birtcher (Napoleon HS), Joshua Cook (Hillsdale HS), Corey Dekker (Lexington HS), Casey Ek (North Canton Hoover), Dan Harlan (Green HS), Nicholas Oles (Cardinal Mooney HS) and Ben Pflum (Naopleon HS) have all signed NAIA Letters of Intent to continue their education at Walsh and participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Adam and Alex Birtcher are twin brothers. Adam lettered four years for former Walsh goalie, Tim Carney at Napoleon. He earned first team All-GLL twice at forward. He was first team All-District and third team All-State as a senior. He scored 60 career goals, including 21 as a senior and was named Offensive Team MVP. He also earned three baseball letters. Brother, Alex, lettered three times as midfield for Carney. He was first team GBC twice and second team All-District. Alex tallied 54 career goals, including 27 as a junior.

Joshua Cook lettered four times at forward for Matt Fox at Hillsdale. Cook was a two-time MVP of the WCAL Conference, a two-time first team WCAL selection and was first team All-District. He scored 23 goals his senior year and dished out 12 assists.

Corey Dekker lettered twice at forward for Buck Morton at Lexington. Dekker earned second team All-Ohio, first team All-District and was Ohio Cardinal Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was also the MVP and Offensive Player of the Game in the North Central Ohio All-Star Game. Dekker scored 21 goals his senior year.

Casey Ek, who will also play tennis for the Cavs, earned three soccer and tennis letters at North Canton Hoover. He was the Vikings' Co-MVP in soccer, first team All-Federal League, All-Stark County and All-District. While playing second singles for the Vikings, he earned first team All-Federal League honors. He was 8-0 as a senior and 15-5 at second singles as a junior.

Dan Harlan lettered twice at sweeper for Renato D'Agruma at Green. He was first team All-Suburban League and Team MVP. Harlan tallied seven goals and dished out four assists as a senior.

Nicholas Oles lettered twice at fullback for Lenny Krispinsky at Youngstown Cardinal Mooney. Oles captained his team as a senior and received the Victor Malounis Achievement Award. Cardinal Mooney was state champions his sophomore year (2002) and state runner-up his senior year. Nicholas is a member of National Honor Society.

Ben Pflum lettered three years in goal for Tim Carney at Napoleon. Pflum was first team All-GBC and All-District. He fashioned a 1.15 goals against average his senior year and recorded 151 saves.


Thursday, December 9, 2004

"Luc McKinney Named NAIA Scholar Athlete"

Walsh's Luc McKinney (M/F, Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) top right has been selected to the Daktronics-NAIA Men's Soccer All-America Scholar Athlete team. Recipients must be a junior or senior and carry a minumum 3.50 grade point average on a 4.00 scale. McKinney, a management major, carries a 3.54 grade point average. He also earned honorable mention All-American Mideast Conference South Division recognition.


Wednesday, November 23, 2004

"Cavs Place Six on All-AMC South Team"

Walsh placed six players on the All-American Mideast Conference South Division Team. Sam Hayes (M/Fr., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines), Leon O'Neill (Fr., So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) and Stephen Rose (D, Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) top right were each named second team. Eric Brockmeier (GK, Jr., Marietta, OH/HS), Ryan Inama (M/F, So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Luc McKinney (M/F, Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) were each named honorable mention.

Hayes finished second in scoring, with 16 points on four goals and eight assists. He was tied for the team lead in assists with Inama. O'Neill, who also earned second team honors last season, finished third in scoring with 10 points on three goals and four assists. Rose, a four-year starter on defense, paced a unit that allowed only 29 goals in 19 games. He earned honorable mention honors as a freshman.

Brockmeier played 15 games in goal, logging 1, 098 minutes. He recorded two shutouts and a 1.31 goals against average. Inama played in all 19 games and led the Cavs in scoring with 20 points on a team leading six goals and eight assists. McKinney tallied seven points on three goals and one assist.


Monday, November 8, 2004

Cavs (9-10, 5-3) Cavs Upset Bid Falls Short at Roberts Wesleyan

Walsh's (9-10) season came to a close, when they dropped a 1-0, double overtime, heartbreaker at NAIA No. 17 Roberts Wesleyan University (17-3-1) in an American Mideast Conference Qualifying game on Saturday. The game was a defensive struggle, with Walsh mustering only three shots and Roberts Wesleyan eight. Wesleyan's Kean David scored the game-winning goal with 51 seconds remaining in the second overtime, finally deciding the contest after 109 minutes. With the win, the Raiders advance to the NAIA Region IX playoffs on Tuesday. Cavs goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) had five saves. The loss snapped Walsh's season high four-game winning streak. After a 4-7 start, the Cavs rallied to win five of their last eight games.


Saturday, November 6, 2004

"Cavs Lost Heartbreaker in Double OT"

Walsh's (9-10) season came to a close, as they dropped a 1-0, double overtime, heartbreaker at NAIA No. 17 ranked Roberts Wesleyan University in an American Mideast Conference Qualifying game today. Wesleyan's Kean David scored the game winning goal with 51 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Roberts Wesleyan out shot the Cavs 8-3. With the win, the Raiders advance to the NAIA Region IX playoffs on Tuesday. Cavs goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) had five saves. The loss snapped Walsh's season high four-game winning streak.


Monday, November 1 , 2004

"Brockmeier AMC Player of the Week"

American Mideast Conference Players of the Week
(Oct. 24-30)

Guy Heywood, Rio Grande (offense)
Eric Brockmeier, Walsh (defense)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Rio Grande forward Guy Heywood (Preston, England) and Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Marietta, OH/HS) have been named the AMC men's soccer Players of the Week.

Heywood, a 6-foot-1 freshman, racked up four goals and three assists as NAIA No. 1 Rio Grande defeated Shawnee State, 12-1. The Redmen then wrapped up the AMC South Division crown with a 3-0 win at Tiffin.

Brockmeier, a 6-0 junior, led Walsh into the playoffs by making four saves in a 1-0 victory at Ohio Dominican. He also tallied seven saves in a 3-1 win versus Cedarville. In 14 games, Brockmeier has allowed 15 goals and has fashioned a 1.37 goals against average. He has two shutouts.

The Cavs play at Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday at 2 pm in an American Mideast Conference Qualifying game. If they win, they advance to the NAIA Region IX playoffs next Tuesday.


Monday, November 1, 2004

"Cavs (9-9, 5-3) Cavs Clinch Playoff Spot/Travel to Roberts Wesleyan"

Walsh (9-9, 5-3) clinched a playoff spot, with wins over Ohio Dominican University and Cedarville University last week. Walsh travels to Roberts Wesleyan University in an American Mideast Conference qualifying game on Saturday. Game time is 2 pm. The winner advances to the NAIA Region IX playoffs, starting on Tuesday, November 9. The Cavs enter the post season on a four-game winning streak, their longest win streak since 2000 when they strung together seven straight wins.

Walsh kept its playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 road win over Ohio Dominican on Tuesday. Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England) scored the only goal of the game with two minutes to play in the first half on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). The Cavs' defense then turned the Panthers away in the final 45 minutes to preserve the win. Walsh goalie Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) turned back five shots in recording the shutout.

Greg Keller (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS) scored his first goal of the season to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the contest against Cedarville. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Zelijko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) assisted on the goal. Cedarville's Jon Miley tied the game at 1-1, with just two minutes to play in the first half. Senior Marcos Olinger (Coshocton, OH/River View) gave the Cavs the lead for good (2-1), on an assist from Keller, six minutes into the second half. The Cavs Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) then tallied an insurance goal with one-minute to play. Cedarville out shot the Cavs 11-10. Walsh keeper Eric Brockmeier had seven saves.

Walsh and NAIA 16th ranked Roberts Wesleyan (16-3-1) meet for the second time this season on Saturday. Walsh is the third seed from the AMC South and Roberts Wesleyan in the second seed from the AMC North. Walsh finished tied for third with Ohio Dominican, but won the tiebreaker to finishe third. Roberts shared the AMC North regular season crown with Notre Dame College, but lostr the tiebreaker. The Raiders defeated the Cavs 3-0 in Rochester, NY on September 19, scoring each goal in the first half. Roberts Wesleyan leads the all-time series 4-2, with one tie.


Saturday, October 30, 2004

"Cavs Beat Cedarville 3-1, Earn Playoff Bid"

Walsh (9-9, 5-3) defeated Cedarville University, 3-1 today, to earn an American Mideast Conference playoff berth. The Cavs will play at either Notre Dame College or Roberts Wesleyan Universitiy next Saturday. The win, the fourth straight for the Cavs, returns them to post season play after failing to qualify last season.

Greg Keller (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS) top right scored his first goal of the season to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the contest. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Zelijko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) assisted on the goal. Cedarville's Jon Miley tied the game at 1-1, with just two minutes to play in the first half. Senior Marcos Olinger (Coshocton, OH/River View) bottom right gave the Cavs the lead for good (2-1), on an assist from Keller, six minutes into the second half. The Cavs Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) then tallied an insurance goal with one-minute to play. Cedarville out shot the Cavs 11-10. Walsh goal keeper Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) had seven saves.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

"Cavs Upset Ohio Dominican to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive"

Walsh (8-9, 4-3) remained in the hunt for an American Mideast Conference playoff berth, after shutting out Ohio Dominican (13-5, 5-3) 1-0 in Columbus today. The win was the third straight for the Cavs. If they defeat Cedarville University at home on Saturday (2 pm), they will earn a playoff berth. Walsh's Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England) scored the only goal of the game with two minutes to play in the first half on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). The Cavs' defense then turned the Panthers away in the final 45 minutes to perserve the win.


Monday, October 25, 2004

Cavs (7-9, 3-3) Stay in Playoff Race With Back-to-Back Wins

Walsh remained in the hunt for an American Mideast Conference playoff berth, with back-to-back wins in the last eight days. The Cavs stopped a two-game slide with a win over Shawnee State University on October 16, then edged Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2-1 at Walsh on Saturday. Walsh has two regular season contests left, at Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday (3 pm) and home to Cedarville University (2 pm) on Saturday. If the Cavs win both games, they would earn the fourth and final spot in the AMC South. Currently, Urbana University is in fourth place with 13 points. Walsh and Cedarville are tied for fifth place with nine points. Two wins would give the Cavs 15 points and the final spot. Urbana has just one AMC South match remaining.

Walsh opened the scoring against Mount Vernon, when Zelijko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored 13 minutes into the game to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored his team leading sixth goal of the season seven minutes into the second to extend the Cavs lead to 2-0. Mount Vernon cut the lead in half with a goal in the second half and missed a penalty kick in the final ten minutes, which would have tied the game. Walsh out shot the Cougars 12-5. Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) recorded two saves between the pipes for the Cavs.

The Cavs have a tall task at Ohio Dominican on Tuesday. The Panthers are 13-4 overall and 5-2 (15 points) in the AMC South, good for third place. They are on a three-game win streak. Walsh has dominated the all-time series, leading 21-6, but have dropped the last five meetings. The last three meetings have all gone into overtime. The Cavs and Cedarville (9-8-1, 3-3) meet for the 34th time on Saturday in Walsh's final regular season game. The Cavs lead the all-time series 18-14 with one tie, but have lost the last three meetings.


Saturday, October 23, 2004

"Cavs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 2-1 Win Over Mt. Vernon Nazarene"

Walsh kept its American Mideast Conference playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University today. The win improves the Cavs to 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the AMC South. The Cavs have nine points, and are tied with Cedarville and one point behind fourth place Urbana. The Blue Knights have ten points. The Cavs have two regular season games to play, at Ohio Dominican on Tuesday and home to Cedarville next Saturday.

Zelijko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead in the first half. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored his team leading sixth goal of the season seven minutes into the second to extend the Cavs lead to 2-0. Mount Vernon cut the lead in half with a goal in the second half and missed a penalty kick in the final ten minutes, which would have tied the game. The Cavs have won their last two games.


Monday, October 18, 2004

"Cavs (6-9, 2-3) Split Games/Home To Mount Vernon Next"

Walsh split two road games last week and stand 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the American Mideast Conference South. The defending NAIA Champion and top ranked Rio Grande blanked the Cavs 3-0 on Saturday. Walsh then bounced back the next day to defeat Shawnee State University 3-1. This week, the Cavs play host to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday at 3 pm.

Walsh fell 3-0 at Rio Grande on Friday. The Redmen opened the scoring at the nine-minute mark and led 2-0 at the half. They out shot the Cavs 16-5. The Cavs completed their Southern Ohio weekend trek by defeating Shawnee State University 3-1. The Cavs dominated play, out shooting the Bears 31-5. Alejando Munin (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) top right and Marcus Olinger (Sr., Coshocton, OH/River View) scored for the Cavs. For Munin, it was his first collegiate goal. For Inama, it was his team leading fifth goal. He also leads the Cavs in scoring with 16 points. Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England) and Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, England) each had two assists. Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) recorded two saves. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cavs.

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene (8-4-3, 1-0-3) meet for the 25th time, all-time on Saturday. The Cavs lead the series 16-5, with three ties. Mount Vernon won 3-0 last year. One of the Cougars three ties was a 1-1 overtime battle with Rio Grande.


Saturday, October 16, 2004

"Cavs Bounce Back, Down Shawnee State 3-1"

Walsh (6-9, 2-3) completed their Southern Ohio weekend trek with a split, after defeating Shawnee State University 3-1 in an American Mideast Conference South game today. The Cavs dominated play, out shooting the Bears 31-5. Alejando Munin (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Marcus Olinger (Sr., Coshocton, OH/River View) scored for the Cavs. Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England) and Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, England) each had two assists. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cavs. Walsh is home to Mount Vernon Nazarene next Saturday.


Friday, October 15, 2004

"Rio Grande Blanks Walsh 3-0"

The University of Rio Grande Redmen, the NAIA's top ranked men's soccer team returned home and scored a 3-0 win over the visiting Walsh on a cold, drizzly, Friday afternoon at Evan Davis Field.

Rio Grande (11-0-1, 3-0-1) increases its' regular season unbeaten streak to 82 games. The Redmen have won or tied 58 in a row overall and played 37 consecutive AMC games without a loss.

The Redmen scored the only goal they would need in the ninth minute when the first of three Ben's found the back of the net. Sophomore mid-fielder Benn Hughes (Llanduno, Wales) scored the marker as fellow sophomore Ben Hunter (Doncaster, England) was credited with the assist.

The 1-0 score remained until the waning minutes of the first half, when Hunter gave the Redmen an insurance goal in the 35th minute. Junior mid-fielder Ben Callon (Blackburn, England) fed Hunter on the play and gained the assist.

Rio would take the 2-0 lead to halftime.

The Redmen played add on in the opening moments of the second half as Callon scored on a cross that the wind helped drop into the net over top of Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier. Sophomore Paul Fiddler (Preston, England) had the assist on Callon's goal.

Walsh (5-9, 1-3) had a couple of opportunities to score, but the shots went wide and high with Rio goalkeeper Andrew Moore (Manchester, England) collecting one save.

Rio Grande out-shot Walsh, 20-2.

(courtesy of Rio Grande sports information)


Saturday, October 9, 2004

"Cavs Lose 2-1 Heartbreaker in Double OT"

Walsh's modest one-game win streak came to a halt, when they were defeated 2-1 in double overtime by Houghton today. The Highlanders scored the winning goal with three minutes left in the second OT. The loss drops the Cavs to 5-8. Walsh out shot Houghton 16-8. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored the Cavs goal in the second half to tie the game at 1-1 at the 75-minute mark. Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England) and Greg Keller (Fr., Napolean, OH/HS) assisted on the goal.

The Cavs meet defending national champion Rio Grande, at Rio, next Friday.


Tuesday, October 5, 2004

"Cavs Snap Skid, Blank Malone 2-0"

Walsh snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 win at Malone College today. The win improves the Cavs to 5-7 overall and to 1-2 in the American Mideast Conference South. Zelijko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 27-minute mark on an assist from Luc McKinney (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls,OH/HS). Leon O'Neill (So., Blacknburn, England) added an insurance goal at the 71-minute mark, scoring after Malone's goal fumbled a save opportunity in the goal mouth. Walsh out shot the Pioneers 10-8 and Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) stopped six shots in recording the shutout.

Walsh is home to Houghton on Saturday.


Monday, October 4, 2004

"Cavs (4-7, 0-2) Lose to Tiffin, Losing Skid at Four Games"

Walsh lost its only game last week, 2-0 to Tiffin, to fall to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the American Mideast Conference South. The Cavs have dropped the last four games and have scored only twice during the losing streak. This week, the Cavs play at Malone College on Tuesday (3:30 pm) and host Houghton on Saturday (2 pm).

Tiffin scored once in each half, in their 2-1 victory over the Cavs. Walsh could muster only six shots on goal. The Cavaliers and Malone (6-3, 12) renew their rivalry at Malone on Tuesday. Walsh won 4-0 last year and lead the all-time series 28-10 with one tie. The Cavs and Houghton (3-6-2) meet for the 11th time, at Walsh on Saturday. The Highlanders won 2-0 last year and lead the all-time series 8-2.


Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"Cavs Blanked 2-0 By Tiffin"

Walsh lost its fourth straight game, 2-0 to Tiffin University today in an American Mideast Conference South game played at Walsh today. The loss drops the Cavs to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the AMC South. The win improves the Dragons to 4-4-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the AMC. Tiffin's Justin Kempton gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 36-minute mark of the first half. The Dragons added an insurance goal by Ronald Mugabi at the 70-minute mark. Tiffin out shot the Cavs 9-6. Andy Mortek recorded the shutout in goal for the Dragons.


Monday, September 27, 2004

Cavs (4-6, 0-1) Fall Twice, Losing Skid at Three Games

Walsh lost twice last week to fall to 4-6 on the season. The Cavs also lost their American Mideast Conference South opener, 2-1 to Urbana University on Saturday. Earlier in the week, they were bested 2-1 by Heidelberg. The Cavs have dropped three straight, after winning four consecutive games and have scored only twice during the losing streak. This week, the Cavs host Tiffin University Tuesday in their only game this week.

Heidelberg College (5-2) made two first half goals stand up in a 2-1 win over the Cavs last Wednesday. Heidelberg scored twice within three minutes (41, 44-minute mark) late in the first half, with what proved to be the winning goals. Walsh's goal came when Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) scored with 16 minutes to play on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary). Walsh out shot the visitors 13-6. It was the same story for the Cavs on Saturday against Urbana. The Cavs out shot the Blue Knights 18-9, but fell 2-1. Urbana scored twice in the first half and kept the Cavs off the board until the 88:30 mark when Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines) scored an unassisted goal.

Walsh and Tiffin meet for the 31st time. The Dragons lead the all-time series 21-9. Tiffin is 3-4-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the AMC South.


Saturday, September 25, 2004

"Cavs Drop AMC South Opener"

Walsh (4-6, 0-1) dropped its American Mideast Conference South opener 2-1, at home to Urbana University today. The loss was the third straight for the Cavs, who lost despite out shooting the Blue Knight 18-9.


Wednesday, September 22, 2004

"Cavs Edged 2-1 by Heidelberg"

Heidelberg College (5-2) made two first half goals stand up in a 2-1 win over the Cavs at home today. Lee Stott scored twice within three minutes (41, 44-minute mark) late in the first half, with what proved to be the winning goals. Both goals were unassisted. Walsh's goal came when Leon O'Neill (So., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) scored with 16 minutes to play on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary). Walsh out shot the visitors 13-6.

The Cavs (4-5) are to Urbana University (3-2-1, 0-0) in their American Mideast Conference South Division opener on Saturday.


Monday, September 20, 2004

"Cavs Split Games"

Walsh split two games last week and stand 4-4. After an 0-3 start, the Cavs reeled off four straight wins before losing 3-0 to 14th ranked Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday. This week, the Cavs host Heidelberg College (4-2) on Wednesday ( 4 pm) and Urbana University (3-2-1, 0-0) in their American Mideast Conference South Division opener on Saturday.

Walsh opened the week with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime win under the lights at Geneva College on Wednesday. After trailing 1-0 at half, Walsh tied the game 14 minutes into the second half on a goal by Luc McKinney (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, ENG) assisted on the goal. Walsh's Zeljko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) then won the game with a goal with three minutes left in the second OT on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary). Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) turned back seven shots in the final 62 minutes. NAIA 14th ranked Roberts Wesleyan (7-0-1) snapped Walsh's four-game win streak by blanking the Cavs 3-0 in New York on Saturday. The Raiders out shot the Cavs 8-6 in a defensive minded game.


Saturday, September 18, 2004

"Cavs Streak Halted at Four"

NAIA 14th ranked Roberts Wesleyan (7-0-1) snapped Walsh's (4-4) four-game win streak by blanking the Cavs 3-0 in New York tonight. The Raiders out shot the Cavs 8-6 in a defensive minded game. Walsh is home to Heidelberg on Wednesday at 4 pm.


Wedensday, September 15, 2004

"Walsh Wins 4th Straight in Double OT "

Walsh won its fourth straight game with a 2-1 double overtime win at Geneva last night. The win improved the Cavs to 4-3. After trailing 1-0 at half, Walsh tied the game 14 minutes into the second half on a goal by Luc McKinney (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). Sam Hayes (Fr., Blackburn, ENG) assisted on the goal. Walsh's Zeljko Vasiljevic (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) then won the game with a goal in the second OT on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary). Walsh is at Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday.


Monday, September 13, 2004

"Cavs (3-3) Complete Weekend Sweep to Even Mark"

Walsh won two weekend home games last week to even their record at 3-3. The Cavs have won their last three games, giving them their first three-game win streak since 2001. The Cavs edged Daemen College 2-1 on Friday and blanked Grace College 2-0 on Saturday. This week the Cavs are on the road twice. They play under the lights at Geneva College (7 pm) on Wednesday and again at night on Saturday (7:30 pm) at NAIA 21st ranked Roberts Wesleyan.

Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) and Martin Wejcman (Jr., Buenos Aires, ARG/Ort) scored Walsh's goals in their 2-1 win over Daemen. Inama also had an assist. He leads the Cavs in scoring with three goals and seven points. Walsh out shot the Warriors 19-3. Luc McKinney (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) scored both goals in Walsh's 2-0 win over Grace College. McKinney's first goal snapped a scoreless tie with seven minutes to play. Stephen Rose (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) assisted on the goal. McKinney then added the insurance goal on an assist from Inama with three minutes to play. Jon Fisher (Sr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) turned back six shots to record his first shutout of the season. Fisher has an 1.52 goals against average.

Walsh and Geneva (3-2) meet for the 15th time on Wednesday. The Cavs lead the all-time series 8-4 with two ties. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie last year. Walsh and Roberts Wesleyan meet for the seventh time, with Walsh holding a 3-2-1 advantage. Roberts Wesleyan won the last meeting 2-0 in 2002.


Saturday, September 11, 2004

McKinney Scores Both Goals in Shutout Win

Luc McKinney (Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) top right scored both goals in Walsh's 2-0 win over Grace College today. The win was the third straight for the Cavs and raised the record to 3-3. The loss dropped Grace to 4-2. McKinney's first goal snapped a scoreless tie with seven minutes to play. Stephen Rose (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) assisted on the goal. McKinney then added the insurance goal on an assist from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) with three minutes to play. Jon Fisher (Sr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) bottom right stopped six shots and recorded the shutout.

Walsh is at Geneva on Wednesday.


Friday, September 10, 2004

Cavs Win 2nd Straight, 2-1 Over Daemen

Walsh improved to 2-3 on the season, after edging Daemen College 2-1 today. The Cavs have won their last two games. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) and Martin Wejcman (Jr., Buenos Aires, ARG/Ort) scored Walsh's goals. Inama also had an assist. The Cavs outshot Daemen 19-3. Walsh is home to Grace at 3 pm tomorrow.


Monday, September 6, 2004

Inama Powers Cavs to First Win

After falling twice in Elgin, Illinois the first weekend of the season, Walsh (1-3) gained a split in Pennslyvania last weekend. The Cavs were blanked 3-0 at Saint Vincent College on Friday, before gaining their first win (2-1) at Seton Hill University on Saturday. Walsh opens the home season on Friday at 4 pm against Daemen College. They also play at home on Saturday against Grace College at 3 pm.

The Cavs surrendered three second half goals, only nine minutes apart, in their loss at Saint Vincent. The Bearcats snapped a scoreless tie with a goal at the 62-minute mark. Then tallied goals at the 65 and 72-minute mark. Walsh was outshot 10-5. Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) scored two second half goals in Walsh's come-from-behind 2-1 win at Seton Hill. The Cavs trailed 1-0 when Inama scored at the 70-minute mark to tie the game. His game winner came with six minutes to play. Both goals were unassited. Jon Fisher (Sr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) and Eric Brockmeier (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) shared the duties in the net and combined to stop four shots.


Saturday, September 4, 2004

Ryan Inama Scores Twice in Walsh's First Win

Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) scored both goals in Walsh's 2-1 win at Seton Hill today. It was the Cavs (1-3) first win of the season. The Cavs are idle until Friday, when they host Daemen College in their home opener (4 pm).


Friday, September 3, 2004

Cavs Drop Third Straight

Walsh (0-3) lost its third straight game, losing 3-0 at Saint Vincent College today. No other details are available. The Cavs look for their first win at Seton Hill University at 3 pm tomorrow.


Monday, August 30, 2004

Cavs (0-2) Look To Rebound From Opening Losses

Walsh fell twice in Elgin, Illinois over the weekend. Judson College blanked the Cavs 2-0 in the season opener on Friday and Huntington College stunned the Cavs 2-1 on Saturday. Walsh is on the road again this week. They travel to LaTrobe, PA to meet Saint Vincent College on Friday (4 pm) and play at Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) on Saturday (3 pm).

The Cavs managed just two shots in their opener loss (3-0) to Judson. Judson led 1-0 at the half and scored at the 70 and 80-minute mark to ice the win. Saturday's loss was a heartbreaker for the Cavs. Walsh's Stephen Rose (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) gave Walsh the lead at the 11-minute mark on assists from Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/Saint Vincent-St. Mary) and Greg Keller (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS). The lead held until Huntington tied the game with three minutes to play, and then won the contest with a goal with a mere five seconds to play. Walsh out-shot Huntington 15-12. The last time the Cavs started the season 0-2 was 1996.


Saturday, August 28, 2004

"Cavs Drop Heartbreaker in Final Five Seconds"

Huntington College (1-1) scored in the final five seconds to beat the Cavs 2-1 at Elgin, Illinois today. The loss drops the Cavs to 0-2. Walsh led most of the game on the strength of Stephen Rose's (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) first goal of the season. Huntington tied the game in the final three minutes and then stunned the Cavs with the game winner. Walsh is at Saint Vincent College on Friday and play at Seton Hill on Saturday.


Friday, August 27, 2004

"Cavs Drop Opener 3-0 To Judson"

Walsh (0-1) lost its season opener 3-0 today to Judson College in Elgin, Illinois. Walsh trailed 1-0 at the end of the first half, as Judson snapped a scoreless tie with a goal at the 31:00 minute mark. The Eagles extended their lead to 2-0 at the 68:00 mark and tallied the final goal with 11 minutes to play. The Cavs were outshot 15-2. Walsh meets Huntington College (0-1) at 1 pm on Saturday. Huntington lost 6-0 to NAIA 10th ranked Mid-Continent University today.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

"Cavs Open 34th Season in Illinois"

Walsh opens its 34th season on Friday, when they play at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois. The Cavs play Judson at 4 pm on Friday and play Huntington, at Judson, at 1 pm on Saturday. Walsh Head Coach Tim Mead returns for his 23rd season (241-165-26). The Cavs return 17 letter winners from 2003, when they finished 7-10-2 overall and 2-6 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference. Walsh opens AMC play at home against Urbana on September 25.


Friday, April 23, 2004

"Walsh Men's Soccer Signs Two"

Walsh University Men's Soccer Coach, Tim Mead, has announced that Nick Maag and Matt Salas have signed NAIA National Letters of Intent to continue their education at Walsh and play intercollegiate soccer. Maag is from Barberton High School and Salas is from Fremont Ross.

Maag lettered four times for former Walsh soccer player and Barberton Head Coach John Sabol. He was a four-year starter and two-year Captain. Nick tallied 19 goals in four years, including 13 as a senior. He was a Western Reserve Conference first team selection as a junior and senior and was honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore. He played center mid-field and forward as a senior. He also earned three basketball letters. Nick is the son of Chris and Shelley Magg.

Salas earned four soccer letters at Fremont Ross and was twice selected conference MVP. He tallied 16 career goals, including six his senior year while playing mid-field. He also earned three track letters and one football letter. He is the son of Marc and Patti Salas.