2010 Archive

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Walsh Announces Staff Changes; New Coaches"

Walsh University Vice President and Director of Athletics Dale Howard have announced the following changes and additions to the athletic coaching staff at Walsh University. Longtime coach Tim Mead will coach only baseball, beginning with the 2011 spring season. John Hall, former Head Coach at Ashland University, will take over the reins of the Walsh men's soccer team.

Mead coached both baseball and soccer since 1984. He coached the Cavaliers highly successful soccer program for 29 years (306-221-32) and is the all-time leader in coaching victories. He guided Walsh to its only NAIA Championship appearance in 1993.

Hall spent nine years (2001-2009) as Head Coach of the both Men's and Women's soccer programs at Ashland University. This past fall he served as a volunteer assistant at the College of Wooster. Hall fashioned a men's mark of 88-60-14 at Ashland and led the Eagles to a pair of GLIAC Conference Championships in 2005 and 2009. His teams appeared in four NCCA Tournaments and reached the Elite Eight in his first season. On the women's side, he recorded a record of 102-54-13 and also led the team to four GLIAC Conference Championships, four NCCA tournament appearances, and to the Elite Eight in 2004. Prior to coming to Ashland, Hall coached at Heidelberg College (women) and Westminster College (men) enjoying success at both stops. At Westminster he was 16-16-2 and at Heidelberg he put together a 30-23-1 record. Part of Hall's coaching education came as an assistant coach. He was an assistant women's soccer coach at Tiffin (1993-96) and served as an assistant with the men's programs at Gannon (1991-92) and Cleveland State (1992-93). Hall earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and sport administration from Tiffin in 1996. He completed his master's degree in business administration from Heidelberg in 2001.


Friday, December 3, 2010

"Walsh Men's Soccer Places Four on 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team"

The NAIA has announced that 284 men's soccer student-athletes have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Walsh placed four on the team. Clint Merck (M, 6-0, 180, Jr., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas), Nate Rech (GK, 6-0, 175, Jr., Lordstown, OH/HS), Steve Alicandro (M, 5-10, 170, Sr. Toronto, ONT/Dante Aligieri) and Matt Charek (D, 5-11, 180, Sr., Green, OH/HS) were each selected. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Merck is a psychology major and carries a 3.79 grade point average (GPA). Rech is a biology/pre-med major and carries a 3.59 GPA, Alicandro is a business administration major and carries a 3.71 GPA and Charek is a pre-med major and carries a 3.93 GPA.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Cavs Earn All-AMC Honors' Truax First Team"

2010 All-AMC TEAM

Five Cavaliers earned post-season honors in this year's All-AMC teams with one player being selected to the first team, two being selected to the second team, and two being selected as honorable mentions.

Ben Truax (Jr., 6-0, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) pictured left was the standout for Walsh placed on the All-AMC First-Team as a forward for the second year in a row. Truax, also an honorable mention selection in 2008, was third in the conference in points scored with 35. Most of those came on goals as he totaled 15, also third-best in the conference, with five assists.

Nathaniel Milhoan (Jr., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) was named to the All-AMC Second-Team for the second consecutive year, this time as a midfielder. Milhoan scored a career-high five goals with two assists for 12 points, fourth-most on the team.

Ben Latimer (R-Jr., 5-11, Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) was selected to the All-AMC Second-Team as a defender. Latimer was an honorable mention selection the two previous years. He played in 16 games and helped the Cavs as they allowed 2.39 goals per game.

Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) was named honorable mention for a second-straight year. He was second on the team with 21 points on eight goals and five assists. His points-per-game average was 1.24 and was 10th best in the conference.

Chris Lynch (Fr., 6-2, Bellbrook, OH/HS) was also an honorable mention selection as a midfielder. Lynch played in 13 games and scored one goal.


Tuesday, November 1, 2010

"Top Ranked RedStorm Too Much for Cavs"

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(Rio Grande, OH) The NAIA's top ranked team, the University of Rio Grande, proved to be too much for Walsh to handle as they bounced the Cavs 8-1 in the season finale tonight at Evan Davis Field. The Cavs close the season 9-9, while Rio improves to 18-0.

Rio scored in the opening minute, then added tallies at the 21 and 43-minute marks to take a 3-0 lead into the half. They would increase the lead to 5-0, before Walsh's Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) scored his team leading 15th goal of the season at the 62-minute mark on an assist by Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak). The RedStorm would then tack on three goals in the next 16 minutes for the final outcome.

Rio out shot the Cavs 36-12 and led in corner kicks 9-1.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Truax Records Hat Trick in 5-2 Win Over Cedarville"

Walsh overcame a two-goal deficit and Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) recorded a hat trick to defeat visiting Cedarville 5-2 in its final regular season home game at Milazzo Field Saturday evening. The win gives the Cavaliers an overall record of 9-8 and a 4-4 mark in the AMC with one match remaining. Cedarville ends its season at 10-8 overall and 3-5 in the AMC.

The scoring started early as Cedarville took advantage of a corner kick in the second minute and headed it in for the game's first score. The Yellow Jackets kept the pressure on and added another goal four minutes later for a 2-0 lead.

The Cavs quickly regrouped and responded with a breakaway goal by Truax received on an assist from Pat Julian (Fr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) in the 13th minute. Walsh eventually tied the game in the 22nd minute on a goal by Clint Merck (Jr., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) on an assist by Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak).

The match remained tied at 2-2 until the 78th minute when Truax provided the go-ahead goal on another assist from Semple. That put the Cavaliers into and offensive machine as Andy Mansour (Fr., 5-9, Westerville, OH/South) scored an insurance goal with just over 10 minutes remaining with Nathaniel Milhoan (Jr., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) assisting on the play. Truax then scored his hat trick goal in the 83rd minute on Semple's third assist, receiving the ball in Cedarville's zone and racing three-fourths of the field to make the final 5-2.

Andrew Baloun (Sr., 5-10, Amherst, OH/HS) earned the win in goal as he came in during the 62nd minute. He made three acrobatic saves during Cedarville's final attack. Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) started in goal and made eight saves on 10 shots faced.

Walsh will finish the regular season on the road against NAIA No. 1 University of Rio Grande Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

"MVNU Edges Cavs 2-1"

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(Mount Vernon, OH) Walsh (8-8, 3-4) was dealt a setback in their bid to secure an American Mideast Conference playoff bid, as they fell 2-1 at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (9-6-1, 3-2-1) today. The loss drops the Cavs to 3-4 in the AMC, while the Cougars improve to 3-2-1. Mount Vernon now has ten points, while Walsh has nine. The Cavs have one AMC match remaining, next Saturday at home to Cedarville University (7 pm).

Walsh would score first, as leading scorer Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) scored on an assist from Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) at the 17:06 mark. MVNU would knot the game with only 31 seconds in the half, when Cody Snoufer scored on an assist from Chris Allen.

The Cougars would tally the game-winner, when Clint Eutsey scored an unassisted goal at the 72:23 mark.

Mount Vernon out shot the Cavs 16-8 and led in corner kicks 9-5.


GAME PREVIEW

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walsh University at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

WHERE: Mt. Vernon, Ohio

TIME: 3 pm

RECORDS:
Walsh University: 8-7, 3-3 (AMC)
Mount Vernon Nazarene University: 8-6-1, 2-2-1 (AMC)

Walsh now holds it playoff fate in their own hands after back-to-back American Mideast Conference wins. Four teams qualify for the AMC playoffs. Walsh is currently in fourth place with nine points. Mount Vernon Nazarene is fifth with seven points. After the Cavs meet the Cougars, they host Cedarville in their AMC finale on 10/30.

Walsh defeated cross town Malone 3-1 Tuesday night before a large crowd at Milazzo Field. The Cavs opened up the scoring when Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) nailed a shot on an assist from Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) in the 34th minute. The shot appeared as though it would be saved, but it slipped through the goalie's hands and into the net.

The game remained 1-0 until two minutes into the second half when Clint Merck (Jr., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) lined a shot into the goal thanks to assists from Bly and Semple. Malone eventually scored off a rebounded shot in the 66th minute.

Nathaniel Milhoan (Jr., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) put the game away in the last minute as Malone's goalie came out to field the ball on the sideline. Milhoan slid to get the ball away from the goalie and in turn put it on net in which it slowly rolled in and made the final 3-1.

Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) was outstanding between the pipes with five saves. Four of the saves came in the second half with a few coming on one-on-one chances.

MVNU: The Cougars stayed in the playoff hunt with a 3-2 overtime win at Point Park on Tuesday. They have won their last two matches, but in their last four AMC contests they are 1-2-1.

ONE-TWO PUNCH: Ben Truax leads the Cavs in scoring with ten goals and 25 points. He is 5th in scoring in the AMC. Matt Bly is 11th in scoring with eight goals and four assists for 20 points. He has scored six goals in the last four games.

Walsh is second in the AMC in scoring, averaging 2.4 goals per game.

SERIES: Walsh leads the all-time series 19-9, with three ties. Walsh won 3-2 at home last year.

NEXT: Walsh meets Cedarville at home next Saturday in the final regular season home match (7 pm).


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Walsh Wins Rivalry Game Against Malone 3-1"

Walsh defeated their neighboring rivals Malone in a physical 3-1 decision Tuesday evening before a large crowd at Milazzo Field. The Cavaliers (8-7, 3-3) kept away a strong Pioneers (5-11, 2-5) attack to earn the victory.

The Cavs opened up the scoring when Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) nailed a shot on an assist from Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) in the 34th minute. The shot appeared as though it would be saved, but it slipped through the goalie's hands and into the net.

The game remained 1-0 until two minutes into the second half when Clint Merck (Jr., 6-0, Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) lined a shot into the goal thanks to assists from Bly and Semple. Malone eventually scored when Felipe Delgado (Fr., 5-6, Bogota, Columbia/Agustiano Norte) scored off a rebounded shot in the 66th minute.

Nathaniel Milhoan (Jr., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) put the game away in the last minute as Malone's goalie came out to field the ball on the sideline. Milhoan slid to get the ball away from the goalie and in turn put it on net in which it slowly rolled in and made the final 3-1.

Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) played an excellent game in goal with five saves on six shots on goal. Four of them came in the second half with a few coming on one-on-one chances.

Walsh returns to action this Saturday on the road at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University with a scheduled start time of 3 p.m. The Cavaliers return home on Saturday, Oct. 30 when they host Cedarville at 7 p.m.

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GAME PREVIEW

Tuesday, October 19 (H) Malone University

WHERE: Millazzo Field

TIME: 7 pm

RECORDS:
Malone: 5-10, 2-4 (AMC)
Walsh: 7-7, 2-3 (AMC)

Walsh plays host to rival Malone University in a key AMC match-up. Walsh climbed back into the conference playoff picture with a 5-2 win over Daemen College on Saturday night. The Cavs are tied for fourth place with Cedarville University and Point Park University. The Cavs have two AMC matches (Mt. Vernon Nazarene, Cedarville) left after tonight.

The Cavs have lost six of their last nine matches.

Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) scored twice and Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) had a goal and two assists in the win over Daemen. The game was tied at 1-1, when Chris Lynch (6-2, 180, Fr.,. Bellbrook, OH/HS) scored with a little less than five minutes to play in the first half to give the Cavs a 2-1 halftime lead. Bly would then score twice in the first five minutes of the second half to extend the lead.

MALONE: The Pioneers lost for the third time in four matches, when they were blanked 4-0 at home by Houghton College on Saturday. The Pioneers have just scored two goals in their last four matches and are 8th in the AMC in goals per game (1.3),

CLOSE: Four of the last six losses have been by one goal. Walsh has scored just six goals in their last five losses.

TRUAX: Ben Truax leads the Cavs in scoring with ten goals and 25 points. He is fourth in scoring in the AMC. Matt Bly is 12th in scoring with seven goals, three assists for 14 points.

Walsh is second in the AMC in scoring, averaging 2.4 goals per game.

SERIES: Walsh leads the all-time series 33-10, with two ties. Walsh won 2-0 at Malone last year, and have not lost to the Pioneers since 2002. Walsh is 6-1 with one tie in the last eight meetings.

NEXT: Walsh travels to Mount Vernon Nazarene for an AMC contest on Saturday at 1 pm.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Walsh Defeats Daemen 5-2"

Walsh put a mark in the win column once again as they defeated Daemen College 5-2 at Milazzo Field Saturday evening. The Cavaliers (7-7, 2-3) ended a two-game skid, while the Wildcats (4-9, 0-6) have now fallen in six straight matches.

The Cavaliers started the scoring in the 11th minute as Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) was driving before being fouled in the box by Daemen's goalie, resulting in a penalty kick. Truax rang true and provided a 1-0 lead. The lead didn't last long as Daemen answered five minutes later with a goal by Erik Tellgren (So., Springville, NY/HS). Walsh stayed on the attack and went up once again in the 41st minute on header from Chris Lynch (Fr., 6-2, Bellbrook, OH/HS) on a perfectly placed assist by Tim Cavanaugh (Jr., 5-11, Wadsworth, OH/HS/Mt. Union) from 40 yards out.

After halftime, Truax connected with Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS) on consecutive goals three minutes apart for a 4-1 Walsh lead to open the half. Daemen's Tellgren added another goal in the 61st minute, but could get no closer. Chad Dickerhoof (So., 6-0, Alliance, OH/Marlington) added the final Cavalier goal on an assist from Pat Julian (Fr., 6-1, Canton, OH/GlenOak).

Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) and Brandon House (Fr., 5-9, Wadsworth, OH/HS) split time in goal with each player taking a half. House made one save.

Walsh returns to action Tuesday as they entertain rival Malone with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m.

BOXSCORE


GAME PREVIEW

Saturday, October 16 vs. Daemen College

WHERE: Milazzo Field

TIME: 6 pm

RECORDS:
Daemen: 4-8, 0-5 (AMC)
Walsh: 6-7, 1-3 (AMC)

Walsh plays host to Daemen College in a key AMC match-up. The Cavs are coming off a 3-1 conference loss to third ranked Notre Dame College on Tuesday night. The Cavs have lost six of their last eight matches.

Walsh played its finest game of the season against Notre Dame. Jacob Child scored an unassisted goal to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the contest. Walsh's Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) then scored on a low shot past Falcons keeper Alex Klein on an assist from Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) at the 36:36 mark to knot the game at 1-1. For Bly, it was his fifth goal of the season. The two teams played to a 1-1 halftime deadlock. Notre Dame snapped the tie in the second half on Erik Beattie's first goal of the season, from 33 yards out, at the 70:42 mark. Falcon's leading scorer Luke Holmes then scored his 15th of the season with 39 seconds to play on a penalty kick to ice the win. Notre Dame out shot the Cavs 22-10. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) recorded nine saves.

Daemen makes its second trip to Stark County in five days. The Wildcats lost at Malone 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday. It was their seventh consecutive loss. The Wildcats have scored only three goals during the seven-game skid.

CLOSE: Four of the last six losses have been by one goal. Walsh has scored just six goals in the last five losses.

TRUAX: Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) leads the Cavs in scoring with nine goals and 21 points. He is sixth in scoring in the AMC.

SERIES: Walsh leads the all-time series 10-0, and won 4-0 at Daemen last year

NEXT: Walsh is home Tuesday for an AMC contest with Malone University at 7 pm.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Third Ranked Falcons Edge Cavs 3-1"

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(Lyndhurst, OH) Walsh (6-7, 1-3) battled NAIA No. 3 Notre Dame College (13-0, 4-0) to the final gun, before falling 3-1 in an American Mideast Conference contest at Brush High School tonight. The Cavs are back in action on Saturday, when they host Daemen College at 6 pm in an AMC game.

Jacob Child scored an unassisted goal to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the contest. Walsh's Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) pictured left then scored on a low shot past Falcons keeper Alex Klein on an assist from Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) at the 36:36 mark to knot the game at 1-1. For Bly, it was his fifth goal of the season. The two teams played to a 1-1 halftime deadlock. Notre Dame snapped the tie in the second half on Erik Beattie's first goal of the season, from 33 yards out, at the 70:42 mark. Falcon's leading scorer Luke Holmes then scored his 15th of the season with 39 seconds to play on a penalty kick to ice the win.

Notre Dame out shot the Cavs 22-10. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) recorded nine saves.


GAME PREVIEW

Tuesday, October 12 vs. Notre Dame College

WHERE: Brush High School

TIME: 7 pm

RECORDS:
Notre Dame: 12-0, 3-0 (AMC)
Walsh: 6-6. 1-2 (AMC)

NAIA RANKING: Notre Dame No. 3

Walsh meets third ranked Notre Dame in a key AMC match-up. The Cavs are coming off a 2-1 non-conference loss to Indiana Tech last Wednesday. The Cavs have lost five of their last seven matches.

MILHOAN: Nathaniel Milhoan (5-11, 180, Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) who turned the Hat-Trick at Georgetown on October 3, has scored four goals in the last two games. He scored Walsh's lone goal in the 2-1 loss to Indiana Tech

CLOSE: Four of the last five losses have been by one goal. Walsh has scored just five goals in the last five losses.

TRUAX: Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) leads the Cavs in scoring with nine goals and 20 points. He is sixth in scoring in the AMC.

NOTRE DAME: The Falcons are ranked third in the NAIA, with a new poll due out 10/12. They are coming off a 7-1 AMC drubbing of Malone University on Saturday. The Falcons boast four of the top five scorers in the AMC. Luke Holmes leads the AMC and is third in the NAIA with 14 goals and seven assists for 35 points. Steven Kane is second in the AMC with 13 goals and two assists for 28 points. Keeper Alex Klein is first in the AMC and third in the NAIA with a 0.37 goals against average.

The Falcons started the season with seven straight shutouts and have nine on the year. They have allowed only four goals.

SERIES: Notre Dame leads the all-time series 4-0, with one tie and won 5-0 last year.

NEXT: Walsh is home Saturday for an AMC contest with Daemen College at 6 pm.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Walsh Loses 2-1 Heartbreaker to Indiana Tech

Walsh led for a majority of the game against Indiana Tech but couldn't hold on as they lost a heartbreaker by a 2-1 count Wednesday evening. The Cavaliers (6-6) scored first but couldn't hold on as the Warriors slipped two goals past in the last five minutes.

The Cavs' lone goal came in the 23rd minute as Nathaniel Milhoan (Jr., 5-11, Hartville, OH/Lake) pictrued left scored his fourth goal in two games. Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, GlenOak) was credited with the assist as he dribbled in from the left side of the box to pull the goalie out before sending it on to Milhoan.

The lead held up until Indiana Tech's Sam Terman (Jr., 6-2, Mason, MI/HS) scored the equalizer off a rebound at the 84:46 mark. With 50 seconds remaining, Terman scored the game winner on an assist from Callum Stanley (Fr., Hampshire, England).

Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) tallied two saves in the match. Overall, the Cavs outshot the Warriors 5-4.

Walsh returns to action and conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Notre Dame College before returning home to face Daemen on Saturday, Oct. 16.

BOXSCORE


GAME PREVIEW

Wednesday, October 6 (H) vs. Indiana Tech University

TIME: 6 pm

RECORDS:
Indiana Tech University: 6-4
Walsh: 6-5

Walsh meets Indiana Tech University in a non-conference match tonight. The Cavs are coming off a 6-1 win at Georgetown College on Sunday, but have dropped two of their last three games and four of the last.

HAT TRICK: Nathaniel Milhoan (5-11, 180, Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) turned the Hat-Trick at Georgetown, scoring once in the first half and twice in the second.

CLOSE: Three of the last four losses have been by one goal. Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) scored twice in the win.

TRUAX: Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) leads the Cavs in scoring with nine goals and 20 points. He is fourth in scoring in the AMC.

INDIANA TECH: Indian Tech competes in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. They are coming off a 3-2 overtime win at home against Concordia University on Saturday, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

SERIES: Indiana Tech won the only meeeting between the two schools, 3-1, last year.

NEXT: Walsh is idle until next Tuesday, when they travel to Brush High School to meet NAIA third ranked Notre Dame College (11-0, 2-0) in an AMC contest at 7 pm.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Milhoan Turns Hat-Trick in Win at Georgetown"

(Georgetown, KY) Nathaniel Milhoan (5-11, 180, Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) pictured left turned the Hat-Trick in Walsh's 6-1 win at Georgetown College (1-9) today. The win improves the Cavs to 6-5 on the season and gives them a weekend split in the Blue Grass state. Walsh is back in action on Wedensday, when they host Indiana Tech at 6 pm.

Walsh scored three times in each half and led from start to finish in the road win. Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) opened the scoring on an assist from Chad Flath (5-10, 170, Jr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) at the 5:35 mark of the first half. Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) then scored his team leading ninth goal of the season, unassisted, to give the Cavs a 2-0 lead at the 16:07 mark. Milhoan then scored the first of his three tallies to put Walsh up 3-0 at the 33:22. Tim Cavanaugh (5-11,165, Jr., Wadsworth, OH/HS/Mt. Union) assisted on Milhoan's first goal.

Georgetown tallied two minutes later, and Walsh led 3-1 at the half.

Walsh would score three times in the final 13 plus minutes to put the game away. Milhoan scored unassisted at the 76:51 mark to increase the Cavs lead to 4-1. Bly then scored his second goal of the game, on an assist from Milhoan, at the 79:37 mark for a 5-1 Walsh lead. Milhoan then closed the scoring at 81:23 on an assist from Bly.

Walsh outshot Georgetown 19-11. BOXSCORE


Friday, October 1, 2010

"Cumberlands Defeat Walsh 4-1"

The University of the Cumberlands downed Walsh in a non-conference match by a count of 4-1 Friday evening in Williamsburg, Ky. The Cavaliers are now 5-5 while the Patriots improve to 6-1-3 on the season.

The Cumberlands jumped out to an early lead with a goal in the first minute of the game. The Patriots offense remained a problem for Walsh for the rest of the half as they scored two more goals, one in the 14th and 21st minutes, to take a 3-0 lead going into halftime. The Cumberlands added one more in the second half before Walsh finally got on the board with an unassisted goal by Broc Sutek (So., 6-0, Minerva, OH/HS) in the 80th minute.

Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) started in goal for the Cavs and played the first half. Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) played the second half. Each made one save.

Walsh held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks but was outshot 10-6. Walsh returns to action Sunday at Georgetown College with a 2 p.m. start.

BOXSCORE


Thursday, September 30, 2010

GAME PREVIEW

Friday, October 1 at University of Cumberlands (KY)

TIME: 4 pm

RECORDS:University of Cumberlands (KY): 5-1
Walsh: 5-4

Walsh travels to the Blue Grass State for the weekend, first meeting the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. The Cavs are looking to bounce back after a 3-2 loss to NCAA-ll Lake Erie College at home on Tuesday.

CLOSE: Each of Walsh's last three losses have been by one goal.

TRUAX MACHINE: Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) has scored two goals in each of the last two games and leads the team with eight goals and 18 points. Truax has scored a goal in seven of the Cavs' nine games. He is fourth in the AMC in scoring.

UC PATRIOTS: NAIA No. 26 University of the Cumberlands competes in the Mid-South Conference. They have won five of their last six matches. Their five-match win streak was snapped 2-0 by NAIA No. 11 Lindsey Wilson on Tuesday night.

SERIES: Cumberlands won the only meeeting between the two schools, 3-1 in 2008.


GAME PREVIEW

Sunday, October 3 at Georgetown College (KY)

TIME: 2 pm

RECORDS:Georgetown College (KY): 1-8
Walsh: 5-4 (before Friday game at Cumberlands

Walsh closes out the weekend in Kentucky at Georgetown. The Tigers, a member of the NAIA's Mid-South Conference are 1-8 overall and 0-2 in the MSC. They have lost their last four games and have lost five games by just one goal. They lost 5-1 to the Cumberlands on September 22.

This is the first meeting between the two schools.

NEXT: Walsh is home on Wednesdsay (10/6) for Indiana Tech at 6 pm.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Cavs Fall 3-2 to Lake Erie"

BOXSCORE

Walsh (5-4) lost 3-2 to Lake Erie College (1-8) in a non-conference game at Milazzo Field.

The Cavaliers struck first in the second minute of the game when Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) dribbled up the left side on an assist from Adam Greenwood (So., 5-11, Blackpool, England/Lytham St. Annes) for the lead.

Lake Erie responded in the 24th minute with a tying goal by Nathan Bias (Fr., 5-10, Dayton, OH/Kettering Fairmont) on an assists from David Traffis (Sr., 6-0, Parma, OH/HS). The Storm took the lead four minutes later on a goal by Marco Gaudio (Jr., 5-8, Cambridge, England/Impinton Village) on an assist from Alex Royko (Sr., 5-10, Willoughby, OH/Willoughby South).

In the second half, Walsh tied the game at 2-2 when Truax scored his second goal on a rebound in the 59th minute. However, the Cavs couldn't take advantage of the momentum as Lake Erie scored the game winner in the 72nd minute when Gaudio scored the game winning goal.

Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) made three saves on the night. Walsh outshot the Storm 14-6 and had a 15-3 advantage on corner kicks.

The Cavs return to action next Wednesday, Oct. 6 when they host Indiana Tech.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GAME PREVIEW

Lake Erie College at Walsh University

TIME: 7 pm

RECORDS:Lake Erie: 0-8
Walsh: 5-3

Lake Erie (Painesville, OH) travels to Walsh for a non-conference match. The Storm are NCAA D-ll and compete in the Great Lakes Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Walsh snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 American Mideast Conference win at Roberts Wesleyan College on Saturday. Walsh scored all three goals in the first half. Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the contest when he scored on an assist from Clint Merck (6-0, 180, Jr., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas). Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) then scored an unassisted goal five minutes later to push the lead to 2-0. Roberts Wesleyan cut the lead to 2-1, but Walsh answered with only 13 seconds left in the half when Truax scored on a penalty kick. Walsh outshot Roberts 13-10. Keeper Mike Kelley (6-0, 175, So., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had five saves.

Ben Truax leads the Cavs in scoring with 14 points on six goals and two assists. Jordan Semple has four goals.

Lake Erie lost 6-0 to Gannon University on September 25. The Storm have been outscored 23-4 in their first eight games. They finished 7-11-2 last year.

SERIES: Walsh won the only meeting between the two schools, 1-0 at Lake Erie last year. Ben Truax scored 20 minutes into the second half for the games' only goal.

Keeper Mike Kelley is fifth in the AMC with a 1.55 goals against average.

NEXT: Walsh travels to Kentucky for the weekend, meeting the University of Cumberlands on Friday and Georgetown College on Sunday.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Cavs Win 3-1 at Roberts Wesleyan; Truax Scores Twice"

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Walsh (5-3, 1-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 American Mideast Conference win at Roberts Wesleyan College (4-5, 1-1) today. The Cavs are back in action on Tuesday night, when they host Lake Erie College at 7 pm.

Walsh scored all three goals in the first half. Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the contest when he scored on an assist from Clint Merck (6-0, 180, Jr., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas). Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) then scored an unassisted goal five minutes later to push the lead to 2-0.

Roberts Wesleyan cut the lead to 2-1, but Walsh answered with only 13 seconds left in the half when Truax scored on a penalty kick.

Walsh outshot Roberts 13-10. Keeper Mike Kelley (6-0, 175, So., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin)had five saves.


GAME PREVIEW

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Walsh University at Roberts Wesleyan College

TIME: 3:00 pm

American Mideast Conference Match

RECORDS:Roberts Wesleyan 4-4 overall, 1-0 in AMC
Walsh 4-3 overall, 0-2 in AMC

Walsh lost its second straight AMC game, falling 2-1 at Point Park last Friday. The Cavs lost 1-0 to Houghton on September 14 in their AMC opener at home.

Keeper Mike Kelley is sixth in the AMC with a 1.64 goals against average.

The Raiders have won their last three matches and won their AMC opener at Malone 3-1 on September 18th.

SERIES: Roberts Wesleyan leads the all-time series 7-5, with one tie, and defeated the Cavs 1-0 on September 19 at Walsh last year.

Raiders' keeper Eric Read is fourth in the AMC with a 1.60 goals against average.

NEXT: Walsh is home to the College of Wooster in a non-conference match Tuesday at 7 pm.


Friday, September 17, 2010

"Point Park Hands Cavs Second Straight AMC Setback"

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(Pittsburgh, PA) Point Park University (5-1, 1-0) freshman forward Manuel Schneckenreither scored early and late to lift the Pioneers to a 2-1 American Mideast Conference win over the Cavs (4-3, 0-2) at Founders Field tonight.

Schneckenreitherscored in the third minute to give Point Park the early lead, a lead that the Pioneers held until the 79th minute when the Cavs Jordan Semple (5-7, 160, So., North Canton, OH/GlenOak) scored the equalizer for Walsh).

But Schneckenreither would hammer home a rebound five minutes later to give Point Park the go-ahead goal in the 84th minute.

Schneckenreither's first goal came off a free kick from teammate Alex Sala (Weiler, Austria). From 20 yards out and to the right of the goal, Sala curved a low pass to the left of the wall and connected with Schneckenreither.

Point Park goalkeeper Zeke O'Donnell (Butler, Pa./Butler) faced 13 shots and made seven saves. The only goal he gave up resulted after Walsh's George Moga (5-10, 160, Jr., Akron, OH/Springfield) perfectly place a pass behind the Point Park defense and dropped it into a streaking Semple.

Walsh held a slight, 13-12 advantage in shots. The Cavaliers entered the game having given up one goal or less in five of their six games. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (6-0, 175, So., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had five saves.

The Cavs are at Roberts Wesleyan University in an AMC contest next Saturday (3 pm).


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Cavs Fall in Conference Opener"

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Walsh University was defeated in its conference opener by Houghton College 1-0 Tuesday night at Milazzo Field. The Cavs fall to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference. The Highlanders improve to 3-4.

The lone goal of the match came in the 68th minute when Zach Wise (Sr., Hudson, OH) threw the ball to the front of the net where Michael Dix (So., Lagrangeville, NY) headed it in.

Goalkeeper Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) stopped the rest of the shots he faced, making four saves.

Walsh returns to action Friday, Sept. 17 at Point Park University.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Sutek Scores Twice in Home Opening Win"

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A weather delay of nearly two and a half hours did not dampen the spirits of the Walsh University men's soccer team as they defeated Franciscan University 5-0 Tuesday night. The Cavaliers improve to 4-1 after their home opening win while the Barons fall to 0-3. Lightning delayed the eventually cancelled women's game to push the men's match back with a start time of 9:24 p.m.

The Cavs first goal came early with Broc Sutek (So., 6-0, Minerva, OH/HS) took a loose ball in the box and sent it into the back of the net in the 10th minute. Sutek scored a second goal just five minutes later of a throw in assist by Matt Bly (So., 5-10, Bellbrook, OH/HS). Ben Truax (Jr., 6-1, Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) added another goal in the 31st minute, also on a Bly assist, to give Walsh a 3-0 advantage at the half.

The Cavs remained in control in the second half with a pair of goals. Jordan Semple (So., 5-7, North Canton, OH/GlenOak) scored the first on a free kick from the left side of the box in the 59th minute. Adam Greenwood (So., 5-11, Blackpool, England/Lytham St. Annes) added the final score by splitting the Franciscan defense unassisted in the 82nd minute.

Mike Kelley (So., 6-0, Chagrin Falls, OH/NDCL) and Nate Rech (Jr., 6-0, Lordstown, OH/HS) paired up for the shutout with each recording a single save thanks to a strong defense that allowed only two shots on goal.

Walsh returns to action next Tuesday, Sept. 14 at home in their conference opener against Houghton College. It will be a men and women's doubleheader with the women starting at 5 p.m. and the men starting approximately at 7 p.m.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Bly Goal in Final Two Minutes Lifts Cavs to 2-1 Win to Give Head Coach Tim Mead his 300th Career Win"

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(Daytona Beach, FL) Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) scored on an assist from Ben Truax (6-1, 185, Jr., Mansfield, OH/St. Peter) at the 88:32 to mark to lift Walsh (3-1) to a 2-1 win over Northwood University (3-2) to give the Cavs a split in the Sunshine State and Head Coach Tim Mead pictured left his 300th win. Mead, in his 29th season, is the longest tenured coach in Walsh soccer history. He has a career record of 300-213-32.

Northwood opened the scoring at the 6:10 mark, and held the 1-0 lead until Truax scored an unassisted goal to tie the game with a little over 20 minutes to go in the first half.

Walsh outshot Northwood 19-9 and led in corner kicks 5-2. Cavs keeper Mike Kelley (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) had two saves.

The Cavs open the home season on Tuesday at 7 pm against Franciscan University.


Friday, September 3, 2010

"Walsh Falls to NAIA No. 5 Embry-Riddle"

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(Daytona Beach, FL) Walsh (2-1) dropped its first match of the season, falling 6-1 to NAIA No. 5 Embry-Riddle University (1-0) tonight. Head Coach Tim Mead will look for career win number 300 on Sunday, when the Cavs take on Northwood University at 12 pm.

The Eagles led 3-0 at the half, scoring twice in the first 16 minutes. Walsh scored early in the second half, cutting the lead to 3-1 when Ben Truax (6-1, 185, Jr., Mansfield, OH/St. Peter) pictured left scored an unassisted goal at the 46:27 mark. Walsh played well, and kept the score 3-1 until the final three minutes when the Eagled tallied three times for the 6-1 final Walsh was outshot 24-7.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Cavs Win 3-1/Remain Unbeaten"

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(Cornerstone, MI) Walsh improved to 2-0 on the season, after defeating Cornerstone University (0-1) 3-1 today. The Cavs are back in action next weekend in Florida, when they meet Embry-Riddle University on Friday night at 7 pm.

Clint Merck (6-0, 180, Jr., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) scored on an unassisted goal to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead at the 16:51 mark of the first half. The Cavs would take the 1-0 lead into the locker room. Matt Bly (5-10, 170, So., Bellbrook, OH/HS) PICTURED LEFT put Walsh up 2-0 at the 50:21, also on an unassisted goal. George Moga (5-10, 160, Jr., Akron, OH/Springfield) would turn trick, unassisted at 57:39, to give Walsh a 3-0 lead. Cornerstone tallied their only goal at the 66:15 mark. Mike Kelley (6-0, 175, So., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) stopped seven shots in goal.

Cornerstone outshot Walsh 16-11 and led in corner kicks 5-4.

Walsh's 2-0 start is their first since the 2007 season. The win is number 299 for Head Coach Tim Mead.


Friday, August 27, 2010

"Cavs Blank Aquinas 2-0 in Opener/400th Career Win"

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(Aquinas, MI) Walsh (1-0) opened the 2010 season with a 2-0 win at Aquinas College (0-1) today. The win was number 400 in Walsh history and number 298 for head coach Tim Mead. The Cavs are at Cornerstone University at 3 pm tomorrow.

Walsh scored two first half goals in the season opener for both teams. Ben Truax (6-1, 185, Jr., Mansfield, OH/St. Peters) gave Walsh a 1-0 lead on an assist from Clint Merck (6-0, 180, Jr., Randolph, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) at the 15:42 mark. Truax then assisted on an insurance goal by Jordan Semple (5-7, 160, So., North Canton, OH/GlenOak) at the 35:40 mark. Aquinas outshot the Cavs 11-9. Mike Kelley (6-0, 175, So., Chagrin Falls, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) stopped five shots in recording the shutout.