Findlay, OH – The University of Findlay women's soccer team took their first loss of the season on Saturday, September 29 to the Walsh University Cavaliers with a final score of 1-2. The loss moves the Oilers to a record of 7-1-2 on the season with a 6-1-2 record in conference play. Walsh improves to 7-2-1 on the season with a conference record of 6-1-1. The Oilers are still sitting in first place in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference standings despite the loss to the Cavaliers.
The first half started off strong with both teams attacking the goal. The Oilers struck first in the 4th minute off of a Walsh foul that gave junior Ashley Rings a free kick. The Cavalier goalie tipped the ball but was unable to stop it from going in, giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Walsh fired back in the 10th minute with a goal to make it a tie game.
Walsh began controlling the tempo of the game when they scored another goal in the 18th minute of the first half to take the lead. The Cavaliers would go into half time with a 2-1 advantage over the Oilers.
The second half was controlled by the Cavaliers who were able to keep their lead and limit Findlay's scoring opportunities.
Junior Anna Money took her first loss in the net but still made five saves on the day.
The Oilers will be playing another conference game against Alderson Broaddus on Thursday, October 4. The match is set to begin at 5:00 PM in Philippi, West Virginia.