(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh dropped its conference opener to visiting Northwood by a score of 1-0 Friday night at Milazzo Field. The Cavs are now 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference. The Timberwolves improve to 1-1-1 overall and 1-0 in the GLIAC.
The goal came in the 65th minute following a corner kick. After a header bounced off the right post, Northwood's Allison Carroll picked up the rebound and flicked it into the left side of the net.
The Cavs had some strong opportunities to tie the game as Kristen Conti (So., 5-8, Hartville, OH/Lake) found herself on a breakaway, but Northwood's Julie Shields made an excellent save. Lauren Jokovich (Sr., 5-4, Canton, OH/Jackson) also had a solid attempt following a Northwood yellow card just outside the box, but her shot on goal was punched over the crossbar by the leaping Shields.
Walsh returns to the pitch against Saginaw Valley State on Sunday. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.