(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) - Walsh had little trouble in its 16-3 victory over visiting Urbana in GLIAC action on Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers (6-5, 3-2) broke a modest two-game losing streak with the win. The Blue Knights (1-7, 1-4) have now lost four-straight.
The offense was well balanced for Walsh as five Cavaliers scored multiple goals. Brianna Moss (Fr., Brunswick, OH/HS) led the charge with four goals and an assist for five points. Maria Nobile (Fr., Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) also had five points on three goals and two assists.
Urbana initially led early in the game with goals that made the score 1-0 and 2-1, but the Walsh attack was too much as it eventually caught fire and led 7-2 by halftime. Three of Moss' four goals came in the first half. The second half was all-Walsh as they shut down Urbana's offense and limited the Blue Knights to just three shots. Urbana was held in single digits in shots with nine for the game.
The Cavs easily controlled every major statistical category and held a 38-21 advantage in ground balls, 18-3 advantage in draw controls, and were a perfect 11-of-11 on clears. Walsh also benefited from 22 Urbana turnovers while it committed just 11 of its own.
Nobile was key player in the ground ball and draw control categories as she tallied 10 draw controls and picked up seven ground balls.
Tia Tyler (So., Columbus, OH/St. Francis DeSales) picked up the win between the pipes to improve to 4-3 on the season.
Walsh will look to keep the momentum going as they host Grand Valley State on Saturday. The GLIAC contest is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.