4.3.13 WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Cavs Come From Behind For Historic First Win
Women's Lacrosse, 2013-04-03
Walsh won its first game in program history as it defeated visiting Alderson-Broaddus 6-4 in a GLIAC game at Vasco Field. It was also the first home game ever for the Cavaliers (1-1, 1-0). The Battlers (0-6, 0-1) was also playing in their first conference game and are associate members of the GLIAC.
Aside from the historical nature, the game itself was exciting as the Cavaliers had to come from behind to record the win. Alderson-Broaddus controlled most of the first half and took a 3-1 lead into the halftime break as a result.
Just over six minutes into the second half, Lauren Griswold (Jr., 5-6, Strongsville) scored her second goal of the game to spark the rally. Lauren Bricker (So., 5-2, Louisville, OH/HS) followed up with a goal five minutes later to tie the game with 18:21 left to play. At the 16:45 mark, Ivy Meloy (Jr., 5-8, Cuyahoga Falls/HS) also scored to give Walsh its first lead of the game.
The Battlers answered with a goal by Cynthia Rice, but they couldn’t stop Griswold as she scored her third goal of the game with 7:16 to play. Alicia Dovicsak’s (Sr., 5-1, North Canton, OH/Hoover) goal on a woman-up opportunity with 23 seconds left was the icing on the cake.
Tia Tyler (Fr., 5-8, Columbus, OH/St. Francis DeSales) played a strong game with 15 saves on the day on 28 shots faced.
The Cavs return to action as they host Tiffin in another GLIAC contest this Friday at 4 p.m.