Strong First Half Leads To Route Of Franciscan

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – A dominant first half allowed Walsh to coast to a 19-2 victory over visiting Franciscan at Vasco Field on Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers (5-3) used a 15-goal first half en route to the defeat of the Barons (1-9).

Franciscan did hold the lead for a short while after Tracy McClelland scored an unassisted goal just over two minutes into the game, but the Walsh offense tied the game on a goal by Aly Jajack (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) 58 seconds later. That was only the beginning for the Cavs as they scored 16 unanswered goals.

Aly Jajack (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Maria Nobile (Fr., Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) led the Cavs with five goals each. Mary Myers (Sr., Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit) added three goals. Nobile was also strong on the draw as she recorded six draw controls. She leads the team in goals scored with 26.

Mo Chalko (Fr., Mentor, OH/HS) and Tia Tyler (So., Columbus, OH/St. Francis DeSales) split time in goal. Chalko picked up the start and win with five saves in the first half. Tyler played the second and stopped four Franciscan attempts.

Walsh is off a day before playing host to Georgetown College on Thursday. That game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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