(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – The Walsh women's lacrosse team had its biggest come-from-behind victory in program history as it narrowly edged Alderson Broaddus in the waning minutes at Vasco Field Friday evening. The Cavaliers (4-2) trailed the Battlers (4-2) 9-3 at halftime before bouncing back for the victory.
Sarah McCormick provided both the game-tying and game-winning goals. With just under five minutes left, McCormick took advantage of a free-position attempt to knot things up at 12-12. After a shot by Aly Jajack went wide, McCormick took advantage after the restart to position herself in front of the net for the game-winner with 3:09 left in the game.
McCormick went on to win the draw control and Walsh was able to run out the remaining time.
Walsh also used penalties to its advantage as the Battlers were called for three yellow cards, all of which translated to Cavalier goals.
Defensively Walsh did well to regroup at halftime and stop the AB attack. The Battlers' Jasmine Barham recorded four goals in the first half, but was held scoreless in the second as the Cavs kept her in check.
Mikaela Faus was also tremendous in goal as she made eight saves and allowed only seven of the goals scored. She also battled back from an injury in the first half to come back in and record the win.
The Cavs will tango with their second consecutive opponent from the Mountain State on Sunday when they host West Virginia Wesleyan. Opening draw is scheduled for 2 p.m.