2009 Archive

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Mead Adds Three"

Walsh University's baseball and men's soccer head coach Tim Mead has announced three athletes have recently signed NAIA letters of intent to continue their athletic careers and further their education with the Cavaliers.

Jeremy Dietrich of Parma, Ohio and Matt Godfray of Akron, Ohio will be joining the soccer team this fall while Kyle Dummermuth of Dover, Ohio will participate in soccer and baseball.

Dietrich was a standout forward winning three letters at Padua Franciscan under Kevin Leigh and Roman Hubach. He scored 16 goals during his high school career and was part of a national championship indoor soccer team in Baltimore, Maryland in 2008. He helped his team win two NCL championships 2007 and 2008. In 2008, he scored five goals and two assists. In 2009, he led his team to the Division II District championship game after scoring seven goals and one assist. He participated on a team that won the Bowling Green Challenge U18 championship. He was also a four-time honor roll student and will be majoring in business.

Godfray was a teammate of Dietrich at Padua Franciscan and won three letters as goalkeeper. As a junior, he was named to the second-team All NCL and was an honorable mention All Greater Cleveland. As a senior, he was a team captain, named to the first-team All NCL and second-team All Greater Cleveland, and team defensive MVP after making over 200 saves for a 1.2 goals-against average on a 12-8 campaign with nine shutouts. He was also a member of the U18 championship team in the Bowling Green Challenge. He'll be majoring in business.

Dummermuth won four letters each in both soccer and baseball. He was a utility player in soccer for John Loffredo and Rod Simmons. He scored eight goals in 2006, two goals in 2007, five goals and five assists in 2008, and 11 goals and nine assists in 2009. He was an All-Ohio selection. He was a shortstop in baseball for Doug Burtscher. Last year he hit .420 with three home runs and 30 RBI and was an All-District and all-league selection. He is also an honor roll student.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Walsh University Signs Wadsworth's Brandon House"

Walsh University Head Soccer Coach Tim Mead has announced that Brandon House has signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent to continue his education at Walsh and participate in intercollegiate athletics.

House is a goalkeeper from Wadsworth High School. A first-team All-Ohio selection this past fall, House registered an 0.83 goals against average. He earned second-team All-Ohio honors in 2008, first-team All-District in 2008 & 2009, second-team All-District in 2007 and All-County honors form 2007-2009. He was also honored by the Akron Touchdown Club in 2008, 2009 and was Medina County MVP in 2009. A two-year Captain, House fashioned an 0.94 GAA as a junior and 0.63 GAA as a sophomore. He also holds the Grizzly record for career shutouts. He is undecided on a major.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Cavs Ink Bellbrook Midfielder Christopher Lynch"

Walsh University Head Men's Soccer Coach Tim Mead has announced that Christopher Lynch of Bellbrook, Ohio has signed an NAIA National Letter of Intent to continue his education and play intercollegiate soccer for the Cavs.

Christopher (6-2, 180) earned four letters as a center midfielder for Coach Kevin Terrell at Bellbrook High School. He was a second-team All State selection, a first-team All-Area South selection, and SWBL Player of the Year in 2009 after scoring 26 goals and recording 12 assists while leading his team to a 14-2 record. As a junior, he was named to the All Area South First team and SWBL First Team after 22 goals and nine assists in a 14-3 campaign. He was a second-team SWBL and third-team All Area South selection his sophomore year with 14 goals and 11 assists on a team that finished 15-3. His freshman year saw him placed on the All Area South Third Team while being named as the SWBL Newcomer of the Year with four goals and five assists. He is listed on the Honor Roll and was nominated to attend the OHSAA leadership conference.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Walsh Signs GlenOak Twins; Plus One to Play Soccer"

Walsh University Head Men's Soccer Coach Tim Mead has announced that GlenOak High School twin brothers Pat and Marc Julian, plus Tony Rome, have signed NAIA National Letters of Intent to continue their education and play intercollegiate soccer for the Cavs.

Pat (6-1, 170) earned four letters at forward for the Golden Eagles. He was selected first-team All-Federal League three-times, first-team All County, All-District and second-team All-State. He also earned one football letter as a place kicker, and was selected as honorable mention All-Federal League. Pat scored 22 goals and handed out seven assists his senior year. He scored 39 career goals for the Golden Eagles and handed out 17 assists. Pat is currently enrolled in GlenOak's Business Academy and holds a 3.0 GPA. He will major in business and marketing at Walsh.

Marc (5-10, 158) earned four letters at sweeper. He earned first-team All-Federal League, All-Stark County and second-team All-District accolades as a junior and senior for the Golden Eagles. Marc is currently enrolled in GlenOak's Health Academy and holds a 3.1 GPA. He plans to major in physical therapy at Walsh.

Rome (6-1, 170) earned three letters at defender for the Golden Eagles. He was named honorable mention All-Federal League as a junior and senior. He will major in business management at Walsh.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"McCreary, Truax Earn NAIA All-Ohio Honors"

Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) PICTURED LEFT have been selected to the NAIA All-Ohio Team. Each were also named first-team All-American Mideast Conference.

McCreary, a mainstay at midfield, scored two goals and tied for the team lead with four assists. Truax put together a breakthrough year at forward with 10 goals and four assists for 24 points.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Latimer, McCreary, Merck Earn All-Ohio Academic Accolades"

Walsh University placed three student-athletes on the All-Ohio Academic Team. Ben Latimer (So., Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut), Camden McCreary (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Clint Merck (So., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) were each selected to the team.

McCreary, PICTURED LEFT a first-team selection, is sociology (criminal justice) major and carries a 3.74 GPA.

Latimer and Merck were third-team selection. Latimer is a psychology/marketing major with a 3.24 grade point average. Merck is a psychology major and carries a 3.76 GPA.


Friday, December 4, 2009

"Cavs Place Five on 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Team"

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that a total of 256 men's soccer student-athletes have been named 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Soccer Scholar-Athletes. Walsh University place five student-athletes on the team. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.

Adam Brately (Sr., North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas), Matt Charek (Jr., Green, OH/HS), John Dubios (Sr., Steubenville, OH/Catholic Central), Camden McCreary (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Clint Merck (So., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) were all selected from Walsh.

Brately, a forward, is a communications major and carries a 3.50 GPA. Charek, a defender, is a pre-med major and carries a 3.92 GPA. Dubios, a midfielder, is a pre-dental major and carries a 3.66 GPA. McCreary, a midfielder, is sociology (criminal justice) major and carries a 3.74 GPA and Merck, a midfielder, is a psychology major and carries a 3.76 GPA.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Mt. Vernon Blanks Cavs 3-0 in AMC Playoff

Walsh (11-7) fell 3-0 at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (13-5-1) on Saturday in the opening round of the AMC playoffs.

After a scoreless first half, Mt. Vernon Nazarene scored at 49:10 and again at 51:31 on a 40-yard free kick to stun the Cavaliers. In the 66th minute, Mt. Vernon Nazarene added an insurance goal for the final tally.
Walsh outshot the Cougars 7-2 in the first half, but were outshot in the second half 11-4.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Cavs Fall 3-0 in AMC Playoffs"

The Walsh University men's soccer team fell to Mt. Vernon Nazarene Saturday by a score of 3-0 in the opening round of the AMC playoffs bringing their season to a close. The Cavaliers held the Cougars scoreless for the first half, but went down by two scores early in the second half forcing the team to change their game plan.

Starting the second half with the wind in their favor, Mt. Vernon Nazarene scored at 49:10 and again at 51:31 on a 40-yard free kick to stun the Cavaliers. In the 66th minute, Mt. Vernon Nazarene added an insurance goal to set up the final score.

Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH) took four shots with two of them on goal to lead the Cavalier attack. Seven other players had one. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) made three saves in goal. Nate Rech (So., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) came in with about 20 minutes to go and made one save.

Walsh outshot the Cougars 7-2 in the first half, but were outshot in the second half 11-4. Mt. Vernon also held an 8-4 advantage on corner kicks. The loss drops the Cavs to 11-7 and Mt. Vernon up to 13-5-1.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Cavs Place Six on All-AMC Team, McCreary, Truax First-Team'

Walsh (11-6) placed six players on the All-American Mideast Conference Team. The Cavs placed two players on the first-team, one on the second-team and three were selected honorable mention. The Cavs are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene University for an AMC Playoff game at 2 pm.

Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson) pictured left and Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) pictured bottom left were each selected first-team. McCreary, a mainstay at midfield, has scored two goals and is tied for the team assist lead with four. Truax has put together a breakthrough year at forward with 10 goals and four assists for 24 points. He is second on the team in goals and total points. He earned honorable mention honors last season.

Nathaniel Milhoan (So., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) earned second-team honors at defender. Milhoan played a key role in a defense that allowed only 24 goals in 17 games.

Matt Bly (5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS), Derrick Gullen (5-10, So., Steubenville, OH/Catholic Central) and Ben Latimer (R-So., 5-11, Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) were named honorable mention. Bly leads the team in scoring with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points. Gullen and Latimer have both been key components on the Cavs' playoff team. Latimer also earned honorable mention accolades last year.


Monday, November 2, 2009

"Cavs Return to Post Season, Play at Mt. Vernon on Saturday"

Walsh (11-6, 6-3) returns to the post season for the first time since the 2006 season, when they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (12-5-1, 6-2-1) on Saturday for a 2 pm start. The Cavs hold the AMC's fifth seed, with MVNU the number four seed. Walsh downed the Cougars 3-2 on November 24 at home. The winner advances to the AMC Tournament semifinals on November 13 at Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College to take on the host Raiders, who are the No. 1 seed and the regular-season AMC champs. Walsh finished the regular season with 18 points, good for fifth place in the AMC, one point ahead of Cedarville University.

Walsh locked up their playoff spot with a 3-2 win at Cedarville University on Tuesday night. AMC Offensive Player of the Week, Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters), scored at the 88:02 mark to snap a 2-2 deadlock and give the Cavs the win. The win was the sixth straight conference win for the Cavs.

Despite holding the NAIA's No. 2 team scoreless in the first half, the University of Rio Grande (14-2-2) scored three second half goals down the Cavaliers 3-0 last Saturday night.

Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) has 1.39 goals against average on the season with five shutouts. Freshman Matt Bly (5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) leads the team with 11 goals and 26 points. Bly is tied for second in the AMC in points per game (1.53). He is also tied for third in scoring with 26 points and tied for second with 11 goals. Ben Truax has 10 goals and 24 points. Truax is fifth in scoring with 24 points.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Walsh Holds Rio Grande Scoreless for a Half but Falls 3-0"

Despite holding the No. 2 team in the nation scoreless for the first half, Rio Grande pulled away from Walsh with three goals in the second to down the Cavaliers on their senior night. The loss drops Walsh to 11-6 and improves the Red Storm to 14-2-2.

Although the Red Storm scored three goals, Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) was excellent in goal with 15 saves. He was pressured throughout the game as Rio Grande outshot the Cavaliers 29-6. The first goal was scored at 48:02 on a foul kick just outside the box. The Red Storm added another goal with 25:51 left to play and closed it out with another at the 84th minute. Walsh had few opportunities to score and held an advantage on corner kicks at 8-5, but their only shot on goal just missed by hitting the crossbar.

Adam Brately (Sr., 6-2, North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas), John Dubois (Sr., 5-10, Steubenville, OH/Catholic Central) and Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson) were playing in their final home game for Walsh. It won't be the final time they put on the maroon and gold as the Cavaliers qualified for the AMC tournament. As the No. 5 seed, they will travel to Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Saturday to take on the No. 4 seed Cougars.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Truax Goal in Final Two Minutes Gives Cavs 3-2 Win at Cedarville and Playoff Berth"

(Cedarville, OH) American Mideast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) scored at the 88:02 mark to give the Cavs (11-5, 6-3) a hard fought 3-2 victory at Cedarville University (10-4-3, 5-1-2) and a berth in the post season tournament. The win was the sixth straight conference win for the Cavs. Walsh has 18 points and is tied for second place in the AMC with Roberts Wesleyan College. The only question is where the Cavs will finish. Mt. Vernon Nazarene stays in the playoff hunt with 16 points by virtue of their 5-0 win over Malone University today. The Cougars close the regular season against Cedarville on Saturday. Who ever wins the Cedarville/Mt. Vernon game clinches the final playoff spot. Roberts Wesleyan also has 18 points after upsetting Notre Dame College 2-1 today. The Cavs can finish no higher than third place, as Roberts Wesleyan owns the tie-breaker. Notre Dame has 17 points and closes the season at Daemen College on Saturday. A Notre Dame win would place them above the Cavs. Walsh closes the regular season with non-conference game against the NAIA second ranked University of Rio Grande at Len Milazzo Field Saturday at 7 pm.

Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) gave the Cavs a 2-1 halftime lead on an assist from Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson) at the 37:10 mark. The Yellow Jackets would even the score at the 56:58 mark. The game would remain deadlocked for the next 30 minutes, setting the stage for Truax's game-winner. McCreary added his second assist on the winning goal.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Cavs Come From Behind to Beat MVNU 3-2"

The Walsh University men's soccer team picked up a huge win tonight after defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene 3-2 in an AMC clash at Len Milazzo Field. The win improves the Cavs to 10-5 and 5-3 in conference. The Cougars fall to 10-5-1 and 4-2-1 in conference.

The Cavaliers went down early to the Cougars by a 2-0 count in the first half, but turned the momentum around just before the half when Matt Bly (Jr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) scored off of a rebound with two seconds remaining. Just seven minutes into the second half, Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) scored the equalizer on an assist from Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson). With less than a minute remaining, Mount Vernon Nazarene was called for a foul just outside the box. Truax took the free kick and sent it into the back of the net for the game-winning goal.

Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) was in goal for Walsh and made five saves on the evening.

The Cavaliers outshot the Cougars 12-10 had the edge on corner kicks at 7-4. Walsh becomes the second team this season to score at least three goals against Mount Vernon Nazarene. The Cavaliers' fifth-straight conference win keeps their playoff hopes alive as the top five teams in the AMC qualify for the conference tournament.

The Cavs' will return to action with their final conference game at Cedarville Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Their final home game will be Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and will close out the regular season.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Truax Scores Twice in 4-1 AMC Win at Point Park"

(Pittsburgh, PA) Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) scored Walsh's (9-5, 4-3) first two goals in a 4-1 American Mideast Conference win at Point Park University (1-12-1, 0-7-1) tonight. Truax scored at the 13:14 and 15:02 marks on assists from Broc Sutek (Fr., 6-0, Minerva, OH/HS) and Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH/HS) to give the Cavs a 2-0 lead. Flath then scored on an assist from Truax and Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) to give the Cavs a 3-0 halftime lead. Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) scored an unassisted goal with 1:01 to play for the final tally.

Walsh outshot the Pioneers 25-8. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) recorded three saves. The Cavs return to action on Saturday night at 7 pm, when they host Mt. Vernon Nazarene in an important AMC match.


Monday, October 19, 2009

"Cavs Even in AMC With Third Straight Conference Win"

Walsh (8-5, 3-3) kept its post season chances alive, with a 4-0 win at Daemen College on Saturday night. The Cavs have recorded shutouts in each of their last five wins. The Cavs have three AMC games to play, with two big ones this week. On Tuesday, Walsh travels to Point Park University (1-11-1, 0-6-1) for a 7 pm start. Walsh then plays host to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (10-4, 4-1) on Saturday night (7 pm). Walsh is sixth in the AMC.

Walsh had its four-game win streak stopped at Indiana Tech 3-1 in a non-conference game on Tuesday. The Cavs took a 1-0 lead on a Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) goal in the first half, but trailed 2-1 at the half when the Warriors scored at the 18 and 33-minute marks. Indiana Tech added an insurance goal nine minutes into the second half for the 3-1 final.

Walsh received two goals apiece from Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) and Camden McCreary (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) in their 4-0 win at Daemen College on Saturday. All four Walsh tallies came in the second half. Bly broke the scoreless tie 1:08 into the second half on an assist from McCreary, then struck again two minutes later on an unassisted goal to put the Cavs up 2-0. McCreary added the third goal on an assist by Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH/HS) at the 67:24 mark, then scored again on another Flath assist at the 70:26 mark. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Nate Rech (So., 6-0, Lordstown, OH) combined in goal for the shutout. Kelley stopped six shots in 75 minutes. Walsh dominated the game, outshooting Daemen 35-10.

Mike Kelley has lowered his goals against average to 1.14 on the season. He has recorded five shutouts. Matt Bly has put together a fine freshman season and leads the team with nine goals and 21 points. Bly is fifth in the AMC in scoring (1.62) and fourth in goals per game (0.69).


Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Cavs Even AMC Mark with Shutout Win at Daemen"

Walsh pulled even in the AMC at 3-3, with a 4-0 win at Daemen College (2-10, 1-6) today. Walsh, now 8-5 overall, received two goals apiece from Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS)and Camden McCreary (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson), all in the second half.

Bly broke the scoreless tie 1:08 into the second half on an assist from McCreary. He then struck again, 2:12 later, on an unassisted goal to put the Cavs up 2-0. McCreary added the third goal on an assist by Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH/HS) at the 67:24 mark, then scored again on a Flath assist at the 70:26 mark.

Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Nate Rech (So., 6-0, Lordstown, OH) combined in goal for the shutout. Kelley stopped six shots in 75 minutes. Walsh dominated the game, outshooting Daemen 35-10.

Walsh is at Point Park Universitiy for an AMC game at 7 pm on Tuesday.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Indiana Tech Stops Cavs Four-Game Win Streak"

Walsh (7-5) had its four-game win streak stopped at Indiana Tech (6-5), as they fell 3-1 tonight. Walsh took a 1-0 lead on Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) goal in the half, but trailed 2-1 at the half when the Warriors scored at the 18 and 33-minute marks. Indiana Tech added an insurance goal nine minutes into the second half for the 3-1 final. Walsh was outshot 14-8.

The Cavs are on the road for an American Mideast Conference game at Daemen College at 4 pm on Saturday.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Postponement Doesn't Bother Men's Soccer In 3-0 Win"

Walsh University wasted little time in getting a leg up on Ohio Dominican during Saturday afternoon's soccer match at Len Milazzo Field. The Cavaliers (7-4) scored two goals in the first 18 minutes of the game and never looked back en route to their fourth- straight shutout with a 3-0 win over the Panthers (6-3-2).

Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) earned the first goal after receiving the assist from Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) in the box at the 14-minute mark. Four minutes later, Bly tallied another point by scoring a goal on an assist from Derrick Gullen (So., 5-11, Steubenville, OH/HS). George Moga (So., 5-10, Akron, OH/Springfield) added the final goal on an assist from Adam Brately (Sr., 6-2, North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) with eight seconds remaining in the game. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) was in goal and made three saves on the day.

Walsh held a slight advantage in shots in the game at 9-7 while ODU received more corner kicks at 7-5.

The Cavaliers will return to action this Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Tech University at 6 p.m. in another non-conference battle.


Friday, October 9, 2009

"Men's Soccer Game Changed to Saturday"

Walsh's men's soccer game against Ohio Dominican University has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10 at 2 pm. The non-conference game was originally scheduled for tonight.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Walsh Takes Down Malone for Third-straight Shutout"

Walsh University outmuscled neighboring rival Malone for a 2-0 win in a very physical match Tuesday evening in Canton. It is the Cavaliers' third-straight shutout as they improve to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the AMC. Malone falls to 4-6-1 overall and 2-2 in the AMC.

The offense for both teams were strong in the first half with nine shots each, but it was Walsh that struck first. Taking advantage of a free kick on a foul, Nathaniel Milhoan (So., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) centered the ball to Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH/HS) who sent a laser into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead at 13:20. Despite many other close opportunities, Walsh wouldn't score again until the 85th minute when Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) assisted a goal by Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) to ice the game.

Momentum was clearly on Walsh's side in the second half as they limited the Pioneers to three shots while taking nine on their own. Overall, Flath led the Cavs with five shots. Clint Merck (RS-So., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) and Camden McCreary (Sr., 6-5, Massillon, OH/Jackson/Toledo) had three. Bly had two. Truax, Matt Charek (Jr., 5-11, Green, OH/HS), Ben Latimer (RS-So., 5-11, Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut), Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak), and Adam Brately (Sr., 6-2, North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) each had one.

The Cavaliers return to action on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. as they entertain Ohio Dominican University in a non-conference match.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Cavs (5-4, 1-3) Capture Back-To-Back Wins

Walsh (5-4, 1-3) recorded back-to-back shutouts last week, and captured their first American Mideast Conference win in the process. The Cavs blanked Lake Erie College 1-0, then shutout Shawnee State University 3-0 for their first AMC win on Saturday. This week, the Cavs travel to Malone University (4-5-1, 2-1) for an AMC game on Tuesday at 3 pm, then host Ohio Dominican University in a non-conference game on Friday at 7 pm.

Walsh snapped a three-game losing streak with the win at Lake Erie College. After being outshot 5-3 in the first half, the Cavs gained momentum and control of the game in the second half as playing conditions worsened due to an on and off rain. Walsh finally capitalized at the 65:00 mark as Ben Truax (So., Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) connected from about five yards out off a header on the end line from Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) and Jarod Weaver (So., Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe). Walsh keepers Nate Rech (So., Lordstown, OH/HS) and Mike Kelley (Fr., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) stopped three shots. The Cavs' defense did not allow a shot on goal in the second half.

The Cavaliers dominated all aspects of the game to earn their fourth shutout of the season (3-0) against Shawnee State University. Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) started the scoring at the 19th minute with assists from Jarod Weaver (So., 5-10, Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe) and Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters). Weaver was just starting a big night as he also assisted Adam Brately (Sr., 6-2, North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) at the 37th minute. Weaver then paired with Brately to assist Ben Latimer (R-So., 5-11, Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) for the final goal with five minutes remaining in regulation. Keeper Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) recorded the shutout with two saves and lowered his goals against average to 1.37.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Cavs Dominate Shawnee State in 3-0 Win"

The Walsh men's soccer team earned their first conference win after defeating Shawnee State 3-0 to cap off Homecoming weekend. The Cavaliers (5-4, 1-3) dominated all aspects of the game to earn their fourth shutout of the season. The Bears fall to 4-4 and 0-3 in the AMC.

Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) started the scoring in the 19th minute with assists from Jarod Weaver (So., 5-10, Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe) and Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters). Weaver was just starting a big night as he also assisted Adam Brately (Sr., 6-2, North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) in the 37th minute. Weaver then paired with Brately to assist Ben Latimer (R-So., 5-11, Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) for the final goal with five minutes remaining in regulation.

The offense remained in control for most of the night, outshooting Shawnee State 14-3. Bly led the team with three shots, followed by Truax, Brately, Chad Flath (So., 5-10, Wadsworth, OH/HS) and Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) with two. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) was in goal and made two saves. Walsh led in corner kicks 7-5.

Walsh will return to action at Malone on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Their next home game will be Friday, Oct. 9 against Ohio Dominican University at 7 p.m.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Truax Goal Snaps Losing Streak"

Walsh (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 win at Lake Erie College's (2-6-1) Slatery Field today.

After being outshot 5-3 in the first half, the Cavs gained momentum and control of the game in the second half as playing conditions worsened due to an on and off rain. Walsh finally capitalized at the 65:00 mark as Ben Truax (So., Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) connected from about five yards out off a header on the end line from Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) and Jarod Weaver (So., Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe).

Walsh keepers Nate Rech (So., Lordstown, OH/HS) and Mike Kelley (Fr., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) stopped three shots. The Cavs' defense did not allow a shot on goal in the second half. For the game, Walsh outshot the Storm 9-8.

Walsh is home Saturday at 7 pm, in an American Mideast Conference match agaisnt Shawnee State University.


Monday, September 28, 2009

"Cavs (3-4, 0-3) Fall to 0-3 in AMC"

Walsh (3-4, 0-3) dropped its third straight American Mideast Conference last week, losing 5-0 to Notre Dame College last Tuesday night at home. The Cavs are back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Lake Erie College for a non-conference game at 4 pm. Walsh returns home, and to AMC play on Saturday, when they host Shawnee State University at 7 pm.

Notre Dame scored early and often with the first goal coming at the 14-minute mark. Two more goals followed in the next seven minutes to close the scoring for the first half. Two more goals followed in the second half as the Falcons controlled the momentum of the game and outshot the Cavaliers 11-4.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Cavs fall to Notre Dame College"

Walsh University (3-4, 0-3) fell to Notre Dame College 5-0 Tuesday evening in American Mideast Conference play. The loss is the third straight for the Cavaliers, while the Falcons improved to 6-1 in their conference opener.

Notre Dame scored early and often with the first goal coming at the 14-minute mark. Two more goals followed in the next seven minutes to close the scoring for the first half. Two more goals followed in the second half as the Falcons controlled the momentum of the game and outshot the Cavaliers 11-4.

Walsh will attempt to bounce back when they visit Lake Erie University next Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in a non-conference clash.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Cavs (3-3, 0-2) Fall Twice in AMC Play

Walsh fell to 3-3 overall and to 0-2 in the American Mideast Conference on the season, after falling 2-0 at Houghton College on Tuesday night and 1-0 at home to Roberts Wesleyan College on Saturday. The Cavs are home on Tuesday for an AMC contest with Notre Dame College (5-1, 0-0) at 7 pm.

Houghton shutout the Cavs 2-0 in the AMC opener for both teams. The loss snapped the Cavs modest two-game win streak. The Highlanders scored in each half and outshot the Cavs 17-14. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) had eight saves.

Solid defense was the story in the 1-0 loss to Roberts Wesleyan. The only score came at the 17-minute mark when an inadvertent own goal by Walsh gave Roberts Wesleyan the only goal of the contest. Mike Kelley was in goal recorded five saves.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Own goal dooms Walsh"

The Walsh Cavaliers men's soccer team lost 1-0 to Roberts Wesleyan College in an American Mideast Conference game. The loss drops Walsh to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

The defenses for both teams were pretty solid for the match with Walsh holding a slim advantage on shots on goal at 6-5. The only score came at the 17 minute mark when an inadvertent own goal by Walsh gave Roberts Wesleyan the lead. Mike Kelley (Fr., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) was in goal and held the Roberts Wesleyan offense scoreless.

The Cavaliers will host Notre Dame College on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. following the women's game.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Cavs Shutout in AMC Opener"

(Houghton, NY) Houghton College (3-4, 1-0) shutout the Cavs 2-0 in the American Mideast Conference opener for both teams tonight. The loss snapped the Cavs (3-2, 0-1) modest two-game win streak. Walsh returns to action on Saturday, when they host Roberts Wesleyan in an AMC game at 2 pm.

Houghton led 1-0 at teh half, after scoring at the 17:50 mark of the first half. Houghton added an insurance goal 15 minutes into the second half. The Cavs were out shot 17-14. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) had eight saves.


Monday, September 14, 2009

"Cavs (3-1) Notch Hard Fought Road Win"

Walsh improved to 3-1 on the season, after defeating Grace College 2-1 on the road last Saturday. The Cavs 3-1 start is their best since the 2007 season when they won their first three games. This week the Cavs open American Mideast Conference play at Houghton College (2-4) on Tuesday night (7 pm), then play at home against Roberts Wesleyan College (1-3) at 2 pm on Saturday. Walsh finished 4-7 in the AMC last year.

Walsh handed Grace College (2-3-1) its third straight loss, downing the Lancers 2-1 in a hard fought contest in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Cavaliers' Clint Merck (So., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) scored on penalty kick to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead, just five minutes into the contest. Grace responded five minutes later on a breakaway to tie the game (1-1). The game remained tied until the 79th minute mark, when the Cavs Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/Glen Oak) rolled a goal through the legs of the Grace keeper for the game-winner. George Moga (So., 5-10, Akron, OH/Springfield, OH) recorded the assist. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) had five saves, including some key stops in the second half.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Semple Goal Provides 2-1 Road Win"

Walsh handed Grace College (2-3-1) its third straight loss, downing the Lancers 2-1 in Winona Lake, Indiana today. The win, the second straight for the Cavs, improves their record to 3-1. Walsh opens the American Mideast Conference season at Houghton College on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers' Clint Merck (So., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) scored on penalty kick into the left side of the net to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead, just five minutes into the contest. Grace responded five minutes later on a breakaway to tie the game 1-1.

The game remained tied until the 79th minute of the game when the Cavs Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/Glen Oak) rolled a goal through the legs of the Grace keeper. George Moga (So., 5-10, Akron, OH/Springfield, OH) recorded the assist. The Lancers (2-3-1) had several opportunities in the final minutes including one shot that went off the right crossbar. The Cavaliers led in shots on goal 9-6. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) had five saves, including some key stops in the second half.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Cavs Bounce Back Against Concordia"

Walsh (2-1) bounced back from yesterday's loss with a 2-0 victory against Concordia University (1-1-1) today in the last game of the Comfort Inn/Subway Challenge. It was a defensive game for the majority of the match with the first goal coming at the 70-minute mark from Matt Bly (Fr., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS). Broc Sutek (Fr., 6-0, Minerva, OH/HS) added an insurance goal four minutes later. Jordan Semple (Fr., 5-7, North Canton, OH/Glen Oak) was credited with assists on both goals. Mike Kelley (Fr., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) was in goal for the shutout.

The Cavaliers out shot Concordia 9-3 and had an 8-3 advantage on corner kicks. They will be off until next Saturday when they travel to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.


Friday, September 4, 2009

"Walsh edged by Aquinas in Overtime"

Walsh (1-1) suffered its first loss of the season, losing 4-3 in overtime to the Aquinas College Saints (1-1) this evening at home in the Comfort Inn/Subway Challenge. The scoring went back and forth with Walsh starting out fast with a goal by Josh Habeck (Fr., 6-0, Uniontown, OH/Lake) on an assist from Nathaniel Milhoan (So., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) eight minutes into the game. Three minutes later, Aquinas tied the game on a penalty kick. The Cavaliers scored their second goal from Broc Sutek (Fr., 6-0, Minerva, OH/HS) on an assist by Clint Merck (So., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) in the 14th minute. The Saints answered again by tying the game at the 24-minute mark.

In the second half, Walsh took the lead on penalty kick by Ben Truax (So., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) in the 60th minute. Aquinas rallied with a goal in the 87th minute to send it to overtime before scoring the golden goal in the 99th minute. Walsh out shot the Saints 12-6 and had more corner kicks at 10-4. Eric Cooper made two saves in goal.

Walsh will entertain Concordia University on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Cavs Blank Franciscan 7-0 in Road Opener"

(Steubenville, OH) Walsh (1-0) opened the season with a 7-0 road over Franciscan University (0-1) in the season opener for both teams. Ben Truax (So., Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) and Matt Bly (Fr., Bellbrook, OH/HS) each scored twice, with Bly adding an assist. The Cavs handed out nine assists in the win.

Adam Brately (Sr., North Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas), Jordan Semple (Fr., North Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Clint Merck (So., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) also scored. Walsh out shot Franciscan 19-7 and led in corner kicks 9-6. Three Walsh goalies combined for the shutout.

Walsh opens the home season on Friday night against Aquinas College in the first game of the Comfort Inn/Subway Challenge at 7 pm.


May 22, 2009

"Walsh University Men's Soccer Adds Eleven for 2009"

Head coach, Tim Mead, has announced the signing of eleven student-athletes for the class of 2009. Stephen Alicandro, Evan Binkley, Matt Bly, Chad Dickerhoof, Josh Habeck, Ethan Liskey, Michael Kelley, Alex Miehls, Jordon Semple, Willis Shultz and Broc Sutek will continue their athletic and academic careers at Walsh University beginning in the fall of 2009.

Stephen Alicandro is a transfer from Eastern New Mexico State University (NCAA Div. II). Alicandro, originally from Toronto, Canada, is a 5'10 central midfielder that has earned numerous MPV and League MVP awards in his career as a youth. Alicandro traveled to Italy for trials and was offered a spot on the US Bojano team. Stephen is majoring in business administration.

Evan Binkley is a midfielder from Marlington High School. He was a four year letter winner that earned First Team All-Conference and All-District his junior and senior years. Binkley led his team to two conference and district titles. Evan is the son of Robert and Celine Binkley and plans to major in Criminal Justice while attending Walsh University.

Matt Bly is a 5-10 forward from Bellbrook High School out of Bellbrook, Ohio. Bly is a four year letter winner and was named caption his junior and senior campaigns. He assisted his team in earning conference championships all four years. Bly earned Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference, and All-Area his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was also named All-Ohio Second Team for two seasons. Matt is the son of Mike and Janet Bly and plans to major in Biology.

Chad Dickerhoof is a four year letter winner from Marlington High School. Dickerhoof earned Second Team All-District, Team MVP, and was named Captain his senior year. He assisted his team in earning two conference and district titles. Dickerhoof scored 41 goals and added 12 assists while at Marlington. Chad is the son of Brad and Anita Dickerhoof and is undecided on a major.

Josh Habeck is a four year letter winner from Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio. This defender earned All-League and All-District at Lake. Habeck also earned two letters in basketball and three in track. Josh is the son of William and Michelle Habeck and is undecided on a major at this time.

Michael Kelley is a goalkeeper from Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin out of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Kelley is a four year letter winner and was named First Team All-League, Second Team Greater Cleveland in 2008. He also earned Second Team Greater Cleveland and Honorable Mention All-Conference in 2007. He assisted his team in earning League Champs in 2008 and sectional champs in 2005, 2007, and 2008. Michael is the son of Jack and Cheryl Kelley and plans to major in biology/business.

Ethan Liskey is a defender from Lake High School in Hartville, Ohio. Liskey is a three year letter winner that earned Best Defensive Player, Honorable Mention All-League, and Second Team All-Federal League. Liskey also earned four letters in track and graduated Cum Laude. Ethan is the son of David and Judi Liskey and is undecided on a major at this time.

Alex Miehls is a defense/midfielder from Elyria Catholic High School. Miehls earned four letters while at Elyria Catholic and earned All-County First Team, All-League Honorable Mention, and was also All-Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention three years. Miehls was team captain in 2008 and helped his team to a league championship in 2005 along with a regional final and district champs. Miehls also earned four letters in swimming and two in football. Alex is the son of Donald and Tracy Miehls and plans to major in business.

Jordon Semple is a midfielder from Glen Oak High School in Canton, Ohio. Semple earned four letters while at Glen Oak and was named First Team All-League, First Team All-County, and First Team All-District his senior campaign. Jordon is the son of Jeff and Angela Semple and plans to major in nursing.

Willis Shultz is a 6-0 goalkeeper from Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio. Shultz is a four year letter winner and two-time First Team All-Conference player. He also earned Second Team All-Conference in 2007. Shultz was named Honorable Mention All-County in 2007 and Second Team All-County in 2008. Willis assisted his team in earning District champions and regional semi-finalists in 2007 and Federal League Runner-up in 2006. Willis is the son of Bill and Jamie Shultz and plans to major in business administration.

Broc Sutek is a four year letter winner from Minerva High School. Sutek is a midfielder that earned League Player of the Year, was a two year captain, First Team All-County and All-District and holds the assist record at Minerva. This four year starter had 26 goals as a senior. Broc is the son of Vic and Suzanne Sutek and is undecided on a major at this time.