Eagle Men Lose Road Finale To Walsh, 1-0

Eagle Men Lose Road Finale To Walsh, 1-0


THE TURNING POINT: Wednesday's lone goal came in the 27th minute from Walsh senior forward Bailey Moody.

STAT OF THE DAY: The Eagles outshot the Cavaliers, 16-11, flipping the result of the first meeting of 2016 (16-13 Walsh advantage).

In its final road game of 2016, Ashland University's men's soccer team lost 1-0 to Walsh on Wednesday (Oct. 26) night.

The Eagles are 4-11-1 overall and 2-11-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Cavaliers are 6-10-1, 4-10-1.

"We can't do any more to win the game," said Ashland head coach Oliver Slawson. "Their keeper saved a penalty and made eight point-blank saves. We won the game in every category aside from the one that ultimately counts, and that's goals scored."

Wednesday's lone goal came from Walsh senior forward Bailey Moody in the 27th minute, with an assist from freshman forward Myles Cornwall.

Ashland senior goalkeeper Nick Ciraldo made two saves, giving him 93 for the season, good for fifth-most in a campaign in program history.

The Eagles outshot the Cavaliers, 16-11, and Ashland had five corner kicks to Walsh's four.

"We did the things you need to do to get a win, aside from one play defensively, and then not taking our numerous chances in front of their goal," Slawson said. "It's a tough pill to swallow, and it's the sixth game where we've lost by one goal. We will continue to feel disappointed with the results if we don't take our chances."

Wednesday's game was the start of a three-games-in-five-days stretch for Ashland, its fourth such pack of games of the fall.

"I cannot ask more from the players with their efforts and attitude," said Slawson. "It was a performance well deserving of a positive result."

UP NEXT: Back home to Ferguson Field for another GLIAC contest on Friday (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m. against Findlay (7-8-1, 6-7-1).