2005 Archive

Tuesday, May 23, 2005

"Walsh University Soccer Announces Signings"

Walsh University Men's Soccer Coach, Tim Mead, has announced the signing of four new recruits. Walsh is a member of the American Mideast Conference and competes in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

Adam Brately (Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas), Brennan Canty (Hornell, NY/HS), Andrew Coccia (Cleveland, OH/Brecksville) and Nicholas Leonard (Columbus, OH/Watkins Memorial) will enroll at Walsh for the fall 2006 semester.

Brately, whose father Mike played for and with Coach Mead at Walsh (1980-83), lettered twice for Chris Miller at St. Thomas Aquinas. Adam earned second team All-League and All-County, Team MVP and Captain. He scored seven goals and dished out eight assists at forward and midfield as a senior. He is a Liberal Arts major.

Canty lettered in three sports at Hornell. He earned four soccer letters for Jim Tobin. Carty earned third team All-State and was Livingston County MVP. He tallied 27 career goals, to go along with 28 assists. He scored ten goals his junior year and dished out ten assists as a senior. Carty also lettered in baseball (2) and basketball (2). He will major in Biology.

Coccia lettered three times as a defender for Tony Niccoli at Brecksville High School. He earned All-Conference honors, was third team Cleveland Coaches Association and was one of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's "Best of the Best." Coccia dished out eight assists his senior year. He is an Education major.

Leonard lettered for Casey O'Linn as a defender, and played on their 2004 state championship team. He scored three goals and dished out eight assists his senior year and earned the Warrior "Spirit Award." He is an Education major.

Friday, April 21, 2006

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"Hayes, Wejcman Earn All-American, Cavs Place Six on All-AMC South Team"

The Walsh University Men's Soccer Team placed two players on the NAIA All-American Team and six on the American Mideast Conference South Division Team. Walsh finished 11-6-2 overall and 4-3-1 in the AMC South.

Sam Hayes (F, So., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines) (Pictured top right) and Martin Wejcman (D, Sr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort) (Pictured bottom right) each earned NAIA honorable mention All-American, NAIA Region IX honors and first team AMC South accolades. Hayes, a second team AMC selection last season, led the Cavs in scoring with eight goals and 21 points. He also dished out five assists. Wejcman was a key component on a Cavs' team that allowed 19 goals in 19 games and had six shutouts.

Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) and Drew Zeller (D, Sr., Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) were named second team. Brockmeier, the Cavs' keeper, recorded five shutouts and a 0.99 goals against average in 19 games and 1,731 minutes. Zeller was one of only four players to play in all 19 games and earned AMC Defensive Player of the Week honors in October. Greg Keller (M, So., Napoleon, OH/HS) and Brendan Kirk (M, Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) earned honorable mention. Keller tallied 13 points on four goals and five assists, while Kirk totaled six points on two goals and two assists.

Monday, November 28, 2005

"Zeller Named NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar Athlete"

Defender Drew Zeller (Sr., Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) top right has been named to the NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar Athlete team. Zeller is a middle childhood education major and carries a 3.85 grade point average.

Monday, November 7, 2005

"Cavs (11-6-2, 4-3-1) Fall 3-1 to Top Ranked Rio Grande in Playoff Opener"

Despite a courageous effort from Walsh (11-6-2), the NAIA No. 1 University of Rio Grande (17-0) escaped with a 3-1 win in an American Mideast Conference Qualifying playoff game at Rio on Saturday. The loss ends the season for the Cavs and sends the Redmen to the NAIA Region IX Final Four next Friday. The Cavs gave the Redmen all they could handle, and led 1-0 on a header from Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover), off a corner from Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) just six minutes into the game. Rio Grande came right back however, and knotted the game just forty seconds later. The Redmen then took the lead for good at the 30-minute mark of the first half. The game remained 2-1, until the Redmen scored an insurance goal at the 87-minute mark. Rio out shot the Cavs 13-6 and led in corners 5-3. Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier (Marietta, OH/HS) had five saves for the Cavs.

The Cavs 11 wins are the most since the 2000 season, when they won 15 games. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines) led the team with eight goals and 21 points. Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, England, Nordan) and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) each had 14 points. Inama led the Cavs with eight assists. Walsh's defense was stingy the entire season, allowing only 44 goals in 19 games. Senior goalie, Eric Brockmeier had five shutouts and a 0.99 goals against average. The Cavs will graduate eight seniors from the 2005 team.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

"Cavs Fall 3-1 at Rio"

Despite a courageous effort from Walsh (11-6-2), the NAIA No. 1 University of Rio Grande (17-0) escaped with a 3-1 win in an American Mideast Conference Qualifying playoff game at Rio today. The loss ends the season for the Cavs and sends the Redmen to the NAIA Region IX Final Four next Friday. The Cavs gave the Redmen all they could handle, and led 1-0 on a header from Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) off a corner from Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) just six minutes into the game. Rio Grande came right back however, to knot the game just forty seconds later. The Redmen then took the lead for good at the 30-minute mark of the first half.. The game remained 2-1, until the Redmen scored an insurance goal at the 87-minute mark. Rio out shot the Cavs 13-6 and led in corners 5-3. Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier (Marietta, OH/HS) had five saves for the Cavs.

Monday, October 31, 2005

"Cavs (11-5-2, 4-3-1) Face NAIA No. 2 Rio Grande in Playoff Opener"

Despite dropping their final two regular season games, Walsh (11-5-2, 4-3-1) is headed to the American Mideast Conference tournament. The Cavs, the fourth seed, meet top seeded and NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande (16-0, 8-0) on Saturday in an AMC Qualifying game at 1 pm at Rio. The winner advances to the NAIA Region IX Final Four on November 11. Walsh finished tied for fourth in the AMC South with Mount Vernon Nazarene, with each team having 13 points, but won the tie-breaker by defeating the Cougars in the regular season.

Roberts Wesleyan blanked the Cavs 1-0 on Wednesday, scoring the games only goal in the first half. Walsh then closed the regular season with 3-0 loss at Cedarville on Saturday night, in a game much closer than the final score indicates. Cedarville snapped a scoreless tie with a goal at the 81:37 mark, then scored twice as the Cavs pulled everybody up in an effort to tie the game.

The Cavs and Rio Grande have met once already this season, with Rio escaping with a 2-1 overtime win on October 1 at Walsh. The two teams have met in the post season in 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995. Walsh's only post season win was 3-1 in 1995. Rio leads the all-time series 15-13, with one tie. The Cavs enter the post season with only three goals in their last four games.

Saturday, October 29, 2005"

"Yellow Jackets Shutout Cavs"

Cedarville University scored three goals in the final eights minutes, to shutout the Cavs 3-0 in an American Mideast Conference South game at Cedarville tonight. The Yellow Jackets snapped the scoreless deadlock at the 82-minute mark, then tacked on two insurance goals when the Cavs went on an all out attack to tie the game. The Cavs (11-5-2, 4-3-1) have lost their last two games and scored just one goal in the two losses. Walsh will play an AMC Qualifying playoff game at the University of Rio Grande (16-0, 8-0), against the NAIA No. 2 Redmen next Saturday at 2 pm. Walsh is the fourth seed, while the Redmen hold the number one seed. The winner advances to the NAIA Region IX Final Four on Friday, November 11. Rio escaped with a 2-1 overtime win over the Cavs on October 1 at Walsh. The two teams have met in the post season in 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995. Walsh's only post season win was 3-1 in 1995. Rio leads the all-time series 15-13, with one tie.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"Roberts Wesleyan Blanks Cavs 1-0"

Roberts Wesleyan scored a goal at the 32-minute mark of the first half, and went on to blank the Cavs (11-4-2) 1-0 today. Wesleyan out shot the Cavs 7-1 in the first half and 9-6 for the contest. The Cavs close the regular season at Cedarville University on Saturday night at 7 pm.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"Zeller AMC Defensive Player of the Week"
(Oct. 17-23)

Andy Walton, Houghton (offense)
Drew Zeller, Walsh (defense)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Houghton midfielder Andy Walton (Emmaus, PA) and Walsh defender Drew Zeller (Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) (Pictured top right) are the AMC men's soccer Players of the Week.

Zeller, a 6-2 senior, paced Walsh to a 2-0 week on both ends of the field. After the Cavs edged Geneva, 2-1, he scored the lone goal in a 1-0 AMC South Division victory at Mount Vernon Nazarene.

Monday, October 24,2005

"Cavs (11-3-2, 4-2-1) win at Mt. Vernon, Stand Second in AMC South"

Walsh (11-3-2, 4-2-1) remained in the hunt for an American Mideast Conference playoff berth, with a 1-0 win at Mount Vernon Nazarene last Saturday. The Cavs are in second place in the AMC South, one point ahead of Cedarville (4-2) and Tiffin (4-2). Walsh has 13 points. Walsh is home for a non-conference match with Roberts Wesleyan on Wednesday (3:30 pm) and at Cedarville University (12-3-1-1, 4-2) Saturday night (7 pm). The Cavs can clinch a berth for the AMC qualifying tournament with a win at Cedarville.

Behind two goals from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan), Walsh defeated Geneva College 2-1 in non-conference game played last Wednesday at Walsh. All three goals were scored in the first half. Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) assisted on the first goal and Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) and Brendan Kirk (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) assisted on the second tally. Walsh out shot Geneva 16-7 and led in corner kicks 2-1. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) had three saves in goal.

Walsh crept closer to the post season, with a 1-0 win at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in an AMC South division game played Saturday. Drew Zeller (Sr., Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) scored the games only goal, off a corner kick, midway through the first half. The Cavs out shot the Cougars 14-12. Eric Brockmeier recorded the shutout in goal with five saves.

Walsh and Roberts Wesleyan (7-7-2) meet for the ninth time, with Roberts holding a 4-3 advantage, with one tie in the series. The Cavs and Cedarville (12-3-1, 4-2) meet for the 35th time in the series, with Walsh holding a 19-14 lead, with one tie. Cedarville plays at Tiffin on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

"Zeller's Goal Gives Cavs 1-0 Win"

Walsh (11-3-2, 4-2-1) crept closer to the post season, with a 1-0 win at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in an American Mideast Conference South division game today. Drew Zeller (Sr., Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) scored the games only goal, off a corner kick, midway through the first half. The Cavs out shot the Cougars 14-12. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) recorded the shutout in goal with five saves.

Walsh clinch a post season berth with a win at Cedarville University next Saturday night (7 pm).

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

"Leon O'Neill Scores Both Goals in 2-1 Win Over Geneva"

Behind two goals from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) (Pictured top right), Walsh (10-3-2) defeated Geneva College 2-1 in non-conference game played at Walsh today. All goals were scored in the first half. Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) assisted on the first goal and Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) and Brendan Kirk (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) assisted on the second tally. Walsh out shot Geneva 16-7 and led in corner kicks 2-1. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) had three saves in goal. Walsh is at Mount Vernon Nazarene for an AMC South game on Saturday at 2 pm.

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Cavs (9-3-2, 3-2-1) Win, Tie in Two AMC Games"

Walsh (9-3-2, 3-2-1) remained in the hunt for an American Mideast Conference playoff berth, with a win and a tie last week. The Cavs are in fourth place in the AMC South, just ahead of Mount Vernon Nazarene (9-3-2, 3-2), where they play on Saturday (2 pm). The Cavs host Geneva College (6-5-1) in a non-conference game on Wednesday (4 pm).

Behind two goals from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan), Walsh defeated Ohio Dominican University 3-1 in an AMC South game last Wednesday. O'Neill opened the scoring on an assist from Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH/HS) in the first half to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead. Brendan Kirk (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) then tallied on an assist from Anthony Vituccio (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) to give the Cavs a 2-0 halftime lead. O'Neill scored again, on an assist from Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) to extend the Cavs lead to 3-0. ODU avoided the shutout with a goal in the final 14 minutes. Walsh out shot the Panthers 14-11.

Despite out shooting Shawnee State 23-9, Walsh and the Bears played to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Walsh on Saturday in an AMC South Division game. Cavs' goalie Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) played all 110 minutes and stopped six shots. Brockmeier has allowed 11 goals in 14 games, with four shutouts in 1,281 minutes and has an 0.77 goals against average. Sam Hayes leads the team in scoring with eight goals and 20 points.

Walsh and Geneva meet for the 16th time, all-time, with Walsh holding a 9-4 series edge. There have been two ties. The Cavs and Mount Vernon Nazarene meet in a huge AMC South game. The winner will be in prime position to qualify for the post season. Walsh leads the all-time series 17-5, with three ties.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"Cavs and Shawnee State Battle to 0-0 Double Overtime Tie"

Despite out shooting Shawnee State 23-9, Walsh (9-3-2, 3-2-1) and the Bears played to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Walsh today in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. Cavs' keeper, Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS), played all 110 minutes and stopped six shots.

The Cavs are home to Geneva College for non-conference game on Wednesday at 4 pm.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

"Cavs Down Ohio Dominican 3-1, Leon O'Neill Scores Twice"

Behind two goals from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan), (Pictured top right) Walsh (9-3-1, 3-2) defeated Ohio Dominican University (6-6-1, 1-3) 3-1 in an American Mideast Conference South game today. O'Neill opened the scoring on an assist from Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH) in the first half to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead. Brendan Kirk (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) then tallied on an assist from Anthony Vituccio (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) to give the Cavs a 2-0 halftime lead. O'Neill scored again, on an assist from Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, Englan/Nordan), to extend the Cavs lead to 3-0. ODU avoided the shutout with a goal in the final 14 minutes. Walsh out shot the Panthers 14-11. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) was in goal for the Cavs. Walsh is home to Shawnee State on Saturday for an AMC South game at 2 pm.

Monday, October 10, 2005

"Cavs (8-3-1, 2-2) Beat Malone in OT/Fall at Houghton"

NAIA No. 27 Walsh split two games this past week. Walsh downed rival Malone College 3-2 in overtime at home in an AMC contest, on Tuesday, then lost 2-0 at Houghton on Saturday. This week, the Cavs host Ohio Dominican University on Wednesday (4 pm) and Shawnee State University on Saturday (2 pm). Both are American Mideast Conference South Division games. Walsh is tied for fourth place in the AMC South with Mount Vernon Nazarene and Urbana.

Brendan Kirk's (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) goal, one minute into overtime, gave Walsh (8-2-1, 2-2) a 3-2 AMC South win over Malone College (3-9-1, 0-3) on Tuesday. Kirk's OT winner came on an assist from Dan Harlan (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Green). Walsh led 1-0 on a goal by Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns), and that lead held until Malone tied the game in the final five minutes of regulation. Walsh regained the lead with three minutes to play, when Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) scored on a penalty kick, after being dragged down in the box. Malone however, came right back to knot the game at 2-2 with one minute to play, setting the stage for the overtime. Walsh out shot Malone 20-10 and led in corner kicks 11-5.

Houghton scored two goals late in the first half and went on the blank the Cavs 2-0 in New York. It was the second time this season the Cavs have been shutout. Walsh could muster just eight shots on goal. Houghton had nine.

Walsh and Ohio Dominican (6-5-1, 1-2) meet for the 28th time, all-time on Wednesday. Walsh leads the series 22-5 and won 1-0 in Columbus last season. The Panthers lost 7-2 to Ashland University on Saturday. Walsh and Shawnee State (2-12, 0-4) meet for the 14th time, all-time at Walsh on Saturday. Walsh has won every game in series, including a 3-1 victory last year. The Bears have lost their last four games.

Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) has allowed ten goals in twelve games, with three shutouts in 1081 minutes and has a 0.83 goals against average. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) leads the team in scoring with eight goals and 19 points. Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) is second in scoring with 12 points and leads the team in assists with six. Inama missed Saturday's game at Houghton with an ankle injury. He hopes to return this week.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

"Cavs Blanked (2-0) in New York"

Houhgton (2-9) scored twice in the first half in a 2-0 win over the Cavaliers (8-3-1) in New York today in a non-conference game. Walsh is home for two American Mideast Conference South games next week. The Cavs host Ohio Dominican (4 pm) on Wednesday and Shawnee State (2 pm) next Saturday.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

"Kirk's OT Goal Gives Cavs 3-2 Win Over Malone"

Brendan Kirk's (Sr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) (Pictured top right) goal, one minute into overtime, gave Walsh (8-2-1, 2-2) a 3-2 American Mideast Conference South win over Malone College (3-9-1, 0-3) today. Kirk's OT winner came on an assist from Dan Harlan (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Green). Walsh led 1-0 on a goal by Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns), and that lead held until Malone tied the game in the final five minutes of regulation. Walsh regained the lead with three minutes to play, when Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/Nordan) scored on a penalty kick, after being dragged down in the box. Malone however, came right back to knot the game at 2-2, setting the stage for the overtime. Walsh out shot Malone 20-10 and led in corner kicks 11-5.

Walsh travels to Houghton for a non conference game on Saturday (4 pm).

"Monday, Octoebr 3, 2005"

"Cavs (7-2-1, 1-2) Drop Two AMC Games"

NAIA No. 20 Walsh lost two heartbreakers in American Mideast Conference South Division play last week. The Cavs lost 1-0 at Tiffin on Tuesday, then fell 2-1 in overtime to NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande on Saturday. This week the Cavs look to bounce back against Malone College at home in an AMC contest on Tuesday, then travel to Houghton for a non conference game on Saturday.

Tiffin University (5-3-1, 2-1) continues to be a thorn in the side of the Cavs, as they handed Walsh its first loss of the season on Tuesday, 1-0, in an AMC South match. The Dragons scored the only goal of the game off a free kick, that deflected off a Cavalier at the 86:25 mark. Tiffin out shot the Cavs 12-5. Walsh had seven corner kicks to the Dragons six . Walsh's Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) had seven saves.

Walsh and the University of Rio Grande staged a classic battle last Saturday at Walsh. The Cavaliers led for 83 minutes, but fell 2-1 in overtime. Walsh's Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) scored an unassisted goal to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead 36-minutes into the contest. The lead held until the 83-minute mark when the Redmen tied the game on a goal from Conar Dawson. Rio's Milan Partenjevic then scored five minutes into overtime to give the Redmen the win. Eric Brockmeier stopped eleven shots in goal for the Cavs. Rio out shot Walsh 22-8. The Cavs gave a brilliant effort in defeat.

Walsh renews its rivalry with Malone (3-8-1, 0-2), at Walsh, on Tuesday (4 pm). The Cavs lead the all-time series 29-10, with one tie and have won the last two meetings. Walsh travels to Houghton College, NY (1-9) on Saturday (4 pm). Houghton leads the all-time series 9-2 and won 2-1 in overtime last season.

Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier has allowed just six goals in ten games, with three shutouts in 900 minutes and has an 0.60 goals against average. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) leads the team in scoring with seven goals and 17 points. Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) is second in scoring with 12 points and leads the team in assists with six.

Saturday, October 1 , 2005

"Cavs Lose Heartbreaker, 2-1, in OT to Second Ranked Rio Grande"

NAIA No. 20 Walsh (7-2-1, 1-2) lost a heartbreaker, 2-1 in overtime, to NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande (9-0, 2-0) in an American Mideast Conference South game at Walsh today. The loss was the second straight for the Cavs, who led 1-0 for 83 minutes. Walsh's Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) scored unassisted, to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead 36-minutes into the contest. The lead held until the 83-minute mark when the Redmen tied the game. Rio's Milan Partenjevic then scored five minutes into overtime to give the Redmen the win.

Walsh is home to Malone College at 4 pm on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"Cavs Jump to 20th in Latest Poll"

Walsh (7-1-1, 1-1) jumped to 20th in the latest NAIA Top 25. The Cavs moved up four notches (24th) from the previous week. This is Walsh's first top 20 ranking since 1994. The Cavs are home Saturday (2 pm) to NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande (8-0, 1-0) in an American Mideast Conference South match-up. The Redmen downed Ohio Dominican University 3-1 yesterday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"Cavs Suffer First Loss at Tiffin"

Tiffin University (5-3-1, 2-1) continued to be a thorn in the side of the Cavs, as they handed Walsh (7-1-1, 1-1) its first loss of the season yesterday, 1-0 in an American Mideast Conference South match. The Dragons scored the only goal of the game off a free kick, that deflected off a Cavalier at the 86:25 mark. Tiffin out shot the Cavs 12-5. Walsh had seven corner kicks to the Dragons six . Walsh's Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) had seven saves. Tiffin has won the last three meetings with the Cavs and leads the all-time series 23-9.

Walsh plays host NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande (7-0) on Saturday (2 pm) in a AMC South game.

Monday, September 26, 2005

American Mideast Conference Players of the Week
(Sept. 19-25)

Greg Keller, Walsh (offense)Jordan Knight, Mount Vernon Nazarene (defense)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Mount Vernon Nazarene goalkeeper Jordan Knight (Kentwood, MI) and Walsh forward Greg Keller (Napolean, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) have been chosen the AMC men's soccer Players of the Week.

Keller, a six-foot sophomore, figured into all but one goal in Walsh's 5-0 victory at Urbana in an AMC South Division match. He scored three goals and was credited with one assist.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Cavs (7-0-1, 1-0) Win Fifth Straight, Plus AMC Opener

NAIA 24th ranked (next ranking released 9/28) Walsh (7-0-1) remained unbeaten after blanking Urbana University 5-0 in their American Mideast Conference South opener, played at Urbana on Saturday. It was the Cavs only game of the week. Walsh's 7-0-1 start is their best ever under Head Coach Tim Mead, who is in his 24th season. Mead's 1993 team, his only NAIA National Qualifier, started the season 5-1-1 and finished 21-4.

This week, the Cavs have maybe their toughest week of the season thus far. They travel to Tiffin University (4-3-1, 1-1) on Tuesday (4 pm), then host NAIA No. 2 University of Rio Grande (7-0) on Saturday (2 pm). Both are AMC South games.

Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) led the attack with the "Hat Trick" in the shutout win at Urbana. He also an assist. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) also scored and had an assist. Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) dished out two assists and Corey Dekker (Fr., Mansfield, OH/Lexington) scored, as the Cavs built 4-0 lead at the half. Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) had six saves.

Walsh has out scored its opponents 24-3 in the first eight games. Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier has allowed only three goals in eight games, with three shutouts in 715 minutes and has an 0.38 goals against average. Hayes leads the team in scoring with seven goals and 17 points. Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) is second in scoring with 12 points and leads the team in assists with six. Keller, who became the second Cavalier to score three goals in a game this season, is third in scoring with 11 points on four goals and three assists.

Walsh and Tiffin are meeting for the 32nd time, with Tiffin holding a 22-9 series advantage. Walsh's last win over the Dragons was 5-4 in 2001. The Cavs and Redmen are meeting for the 29th time, with Rio holding a 14-13 lead. There has been one tie. Walsh's last win in the series was a 2-0 win in 1997. The Redmen have won the last 11 meetings.

Saturday, September 24, 2005"

"NAIA No. 24 Cavs Blank Urbana 5-0"

NAIA No., 24 Walsh (7-0-1, 1-0) remained unbeaten, and won its American Mideast Conference South opener, defeating Urbana University 5-0 on the road today. Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH/HS) led the attack with the "Hat Trick" and an assist and Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) scored and had an assist. Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) dished out two assists and Corey Dekker (Fr., Mansfield, OH/Lexington) scored, as the Cavs built 4-0 lead at the half. Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) had six saves.

The Cavs are at Tiffin University on Tuesday (4 pm) and home to the University of Rio Grande on Saturday (2 pm). Both are AMC South games.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"Cavs 24th in Latest NAIA Poll"

Walsh (6-0-1) has moved into the NAIA Top 25, ranked 24th in the latest poll. The Cavs were just out of the top 25, ranked 27th. Walsh opens the American Mideast Conference season, with a South Division game at Urbana. Game time is 3 pm.

Monday, September 19, 2005

"Cavs (6-0-1) Roll On/Hayes Has Big Week/Cavs Open AMC Play at Urbana"

Walsh (6-0-1) remained unbeaten after going 3-0 this past week. The Cavs won road matches at Daemen, Grace and Saint Francis (Ind.). This week they open American Mideast Conference South play at Urbana University (2-5, 0-0) on Saturday at 3 pm. It is the Cavs only match of the week. Walsh's 6-0-1 start is their best ever under Head Coach Tim Mead, who is in his 24th season. Mead's 1993 team, his only NAIA National Qualifier, started the season 5-1-1 and finished 21-4.

Walsh started the week with a 3-0 win at Daemen College in New York on Wednesday. Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns) put the Cavs on the board in the first half, with his first goal of the season, on assists from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) and Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) (Pictured top right). Walsh led 1-0 at the half. Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) then gave Walsh a 2-0 lead, on assists from O'Neill and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) then added an insurance goal on an assist from Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH/HS) and Hayes. Walsh goalkeepers Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) and Adam Urban (So., Hudson, OH/Walsh Jesuit) combined for the shutout.

Walsh improved to 5-0-1 after shutting out Grace College 5-0 on Saturday in Indiana. Sam Hayes had the "Hat Trick," scoring three times for the Cavs. Hayes scored twice in the first half as the Cavs built a 2-0 lead, then scored the first goal of the second half. Alex Birtcher (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) tallied to give the Cavs a 4-0 lead and Ryan Inama scored to conclude the scoring. Inama also had two assists.

Walsh capped the week by blanking the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday. Sam Hayes who had the "Hat Trick" against Grace on Saturday, scored the first two goals in today's win. Alex Birtcher, who also tallied on Saturday, added the third goal. Hayes leads the Cavs in scoring with six goals and two assists for 14 points. Inama is next with 11 points and a team leading five assists.

Walsh has out scored its opponents 19-3 in the first seven games. Senior goalie Eric Brockmeier has allowed only three goals in seven games and 625 minutes and has an 0.42 goals against average.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

"Cavs Win Third Straight, Blank St. Francis 3-0"

NAIA 27th ranked Walsh won its third straight game, and remained unebeaten at 6-0-1, after shutting out the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 in Fort Wayne, Indiana today. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) (Pictured top right) who had the "Hat Trick" against Grace on Saturday, scored the first two goals in today's win. Alex Birtcher (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right), who also tallied on Saturday, added the third goal. Walsh is now idle until Saturday, when they travel to Urbana University for their American Mideast Conference opener.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

"Cavs Remain Unbeaten, Hayes Records Hat Trick in Win at Grace"

NAIA 27th ranked Walsh improved to 5-0-1 after shutting out Grace College 3-0 today in Indiana. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines) had the "Hat Trick," scoring three times for the Cavs. Hayes scored twice in the first half as the Cavs built a 2-0 lead, then scored the first goal of the second half. Alex Birtcher (Fr., Napoleon, OH/HS) tallied to give the Cavs a 4-0 lead and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored to conclude the scoring. Inama also had two assists. Walsh out shot Grace 18-10 and had nine corner kicks to Grace's three. The Cavs are at the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) at 1 pm tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

"Cavs Blank Daemen"

NAIA 27th ranked Walsh improved to 4-0-1 after blanking Daemen College 3-0 in New York today. Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns) put the Cavs on the board in the first half, with his first goal of the season, on an assist from Leon O'Neill (Jr., Blackburn, ENG/Nordan) and Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, ENG/St. Augestines). Walsh led 1-0 at the half. Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) then gave Walsh a 2-0 lead, on assists from O'Neill and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Casey Eck (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) then added an insurance goal on an assist from Greg Keller (So., Napoleon, OH/HS) and Hayes. Walsh out shot the Warriors 24-4 and led in corner kicks 10-5. Walsh goalkeepers Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) and Adam Urban (So., Hudson, OH/Walsh Jesuit) combined for the shutout.

Walsh stays on the road this week, playing at Grace College (IN) at 2 pm on Saturday and at the University of St. Francis (IN) at 4 pm on Sunday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

American Mideast Conference Players of the Week
(Sept. 5-11)

H.P. McCracken, Geneva (offense)
Kevin Hadley, Walsh (defense)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Geneva forward H.P. McCracken (Beaver Falls, PA) and Walsh defender Kevin Hadley (Norton, OH) (pictured top right) are the AMC men's soccer Players of the Week.

McCracken, a 5-foot-9 junior, scored three goals for his first career hat trick in a 5-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg. He also tallied an assist in a 2-1 victory against Urbana. McCracken was also tabbed the NAIA Region IX Player of the Week.

Hadley, a 5-10 senior, netted the first goal of the match in a 3-0 decision versus Siena Heights. He also keyed the Cavs' defense in a 1-1 tie against NAIA No. 24 Judson.

Monday, September 12, 2005

"Cavs (3-0-1) Remain Unbeaten"

Walsh (3-0-1) remained unbeaten after defeating Siena Heights University and battling NAIA ranked Judson University to an overtime tie in the Walsh Invitational this past weekend. The Cavs hit the road for the first time this week. They play at Daemen College on Wednesday (4 pm) and in Indiana over the weekend. Walsh battles Grace College at 2 pm on Saturday and St. Francis at 4 pm on Sunday.

Walsh improved to 3-0 after shutting out Siena Heights University 3-0 on Friday. Kevin Hadley (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead with his first goal of the season at the 23-minute mark of the first half. Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) then gave Walsh a 2-0 with at the 48-minute mark of the second half and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored the games final goal on an assist from Alex Moglinicki (So., Lakemore, OH/Springfield) at the 80-minute mark. For Walsh, it was their second shutout in three games.

Walsh and Judson College (3-2-1) battled to a hard-fought 1-1 double overtime tie on Saturday. The Cavs Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead, 13 minutes into the game on an assist from Dan Harlan (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Green) and Anthony Vituccio (Sr., Marietta, OH). The lead held until the final six minutes, when Judson rallied and tied the game on a goal from Diego Rossi and assist from Carlos Guillen. This well executed, hard-fought contest then ended in an 1-1 deadlock after two ten-minute scoreless overtimes. Judson out shot the Cavs 15-10, corner kicks were 4-4. Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) recorded 12 saves.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

"Cavs and 24th Ranked Judson Battle to 1-1 Overtime Tie"

Walsh (3-0-1) and NAIA 24th ranked Judson College (3-2-1) battled to a hard-fought 1-1 double overtime tie today in the final game of the Walsh University Invitational. Walsh's Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead just 13 minutes into the game on an assist from Dan Harlan (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Greren) and Anthony Vituccio (Sr., Marietta, OH). Judson ralied and tied the game with just six minutes to go in regulation on a goal from Diego Rossi and assist from Carlos Guillen. This well executed and hard-fought contest then ended in an 1-1 deadlock. Judson out shot the Cavs 15-10, corner kicks were 4-4. Walsh goalkeeper Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) recorded 12 saves.

The Cavs are on the road three times next week. Walsh travels on Wednesday to Daemen College (NY) (4 pm), Saturday to Grace College (IN) (2 pm) and next Sunday play at the University of Saint Francis (IN) (1 pm).

Friday, September 9, 2005

"Cavs Improve to 3-0, Blank Siena Heights"

Walsh improved to 3-0 after shutting out Siena Heights University 3-0, in the second game of the Walsh Invitational. Judson College, ranked 24th in the NAIA, edged 23rd ranked Notre Dame College (OH) 2-1 in the first game. The Cavs meet Judson at 3 pm tomorrow, while Notre Dame and Siena Heights meet at 1 pm.

Kevin Hadley (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead, with his first goal of the season at the 23-minute mark of the first half. Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) gave Walsh a 2-0 with at the 48-minute mark of the second half and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored the games final goal on an assist from Alex Moglinicki (So., Lakemore, OH/Springfield) at the 80-minute mark. The loss dropped Siena Heights to 1-4. For Walsh, it was their second shutout in three games.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

"Cavs Host Two NAIA Ranked Teams in First Ever "Walsh University Invitational"

This Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 & 10), the Walsh Soccer Complex plays host to the first ever "Walsh Invitational." The stage is set for two games on Friday and two on Saturday. Friday's first game will feauture Notre Dame College (3-0) and Judson College (2-2) at 2 pm, followed by Walsh (2-0) and Siena Heights University (1-3) at 4 pm. On Saturday, Notre Dame meets Siena Heights at 1 pm, followed by Walsh and Judson at 3 pm. Admission is free for all games.

Notre Dame, coached by former Cavalier standout Michael McBride, comes into the invitational 3-0 and ranked 23rd in the NAIA. They defeated Wheeling Jesuit 3-0 last Friday. Judson, ranked 24th in the latest NAIA poll, lost their last game 7-1 to NAIA 5th ranked Azusa Pacific last Saturday. Siena Heights picked up their first win 2-0 against Adrian last Saturday. Walsh opened the season wiht back-to-back wins over Saint Vincnet College (2-1) and Seton Hill University (2-0) last Friday and Saturday. It was the first time since 1997 that the Cavs have opened the season with two wins.

Monday, September 5, 2005

"Cavs Open 35th Season with Back-to-Back Home Wins"

Walsh (2-0) opened its 35th season at home with back-to-back wins over the weekend. The Cavs defeated Saint Vincent College 2-1 on Friday and Seton Hill University 2-0 on Saturday. Walsh's 2-0 start is their first since the 1997. This weekend the Cavs host the Walsh Invitational. Notre Dame (OH) meets Judson College at 2 pm on Friday, followed by the Cavs and Siena Heights at 4 pm. On Saturday, Siena Heights and Notre Dame play at 1 pm, followed by the Cavs and Judson at 3 pm.

Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines) snapped a 1-1 tie with the game-winning goal on penalty kick late in the second half in the 2-1 win over Saint Vincent. Walsh opened the scoring, after a scoreless first half on a goal by Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit). Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) stopped four shots in goal for the Cavs. Walsh out shot the Bearcats 8-5.

Walsh completed its weekend sweep with the shutout of Seton Hill University (2-2). Alex Birtcher (Fr., Napoleon, OH) put the Cavs on the board 12 minutes into the game on an assist from Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Greg Keller (So., Napoleon) then provided an insurance goal on an assist from Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns) at the 39-minute mark of the second half. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) stopped five shots in goal for the Cavs in recording his first shutout of the season. Walsh out shot Seton Hill 14-9.

Saturday, September 3, 2005

"Cavs Complete Weekend Sweep"

Walsh (2-0) completed its weekend sweep with a 2-0 win over Seton Hill University (2-2) today. Freshman Alex Birtcher (Napoleon, OH) put the Cavs on the board 12 minutes into the game on an assist from Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Greg Keller (So., Napoleon) then provided an insurance goal on an assist from Jeremy Hess (So., Damascus, MD/St. Johns) at the 39-minute mark of the second half. Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) stopped five shots in goal for the Cavs in recording his first shutout of the season. Walsh out shot Seton Hill 14-9.

The Cavs host the Walsh Invitational next Friday and Saturday.

Friday, September 2, 2005

'Walsh Wins Opener on Hayes Penalty Kick"

Walsh opened the 2005 season today with an exciting 2-1 win over Saint Vincent University. Sam Hayes (So., Blackburn, England/St. Augestines) snapped a 1-1 tie with the game-winning goal on penalty kick late in the second half. Walsh opened the scoring, after a scoreless first half on a goal by Zeljko Vasiljevic (So., Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit). Eric Brockmeier (Sr., Marietta, OH/HS) stopped four shots in goal for the Cavs. Walsh out shot the Bearcats 8-5.

The Cavs host Seton Hill University at 2 pm tomorrow.

Monday, August 29, 2005

"Cavs Open 35th Season at Home"

Walsh opens its 35th season at home this week, with a pair of contests. The Cavs meet Saint Vincent College at 4 pm on Friday and meet Seton Hill University at 2 pm on Saturday.

Veteran Head Coach Tim Mead (250-175-26) is at the helm for the 24th straight season. Walsh finished 9-10 overall and 5-3 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference. The Cavs return 20 letter winners and eight seniors from last season. The Cavs won four of their last five games last season to qualify for the AMC Playoffs. Walsh and Saint Vincent are meeting for the 21st time, with the Cavs holding a 15-4 edge with one tie. The Cavs and Seton Hill are meeting for the third time. Walsh leads the series 2-0.