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Aquilla's Late Fourth Quarter Game Winner Lifts Men’s Lacrosse Past Otterbein

Jonas Aquilla (Photo Courtesy of Brittany Webb '23)
Jonas Aquilla (Photo Courtesy of Brittany Webb '23)

BEREA, Ohio – Junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference midfielder Jonas Aquilla (Westlake/St. Edward) scored the game-winning goal with 1:36 remaining as the Baldwin Wallace University men's lacrosse team held off a second half rally by Otterbein University to secure an OAC victory by a final score of 11-10 on the Tressel Field inside the George Finnie Stadium. 

BW Leaders (10-3, 7-0 OAC)

  • Junior attack midfielder/attack Kyler Byerly (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) scored a game-high tying three goals and added two assists for a game-best five points
  • Aquilla scored two goals, including the game-winner, for two points
  • Senior Academic All-OAC midfielder John Schulte (Grosse Pointe, Mich./South) and sophomore attack/midfielder Rhys Leach (Canton/GlenOak) each had a goal and assist for two points
  • Junior All-OAC netminder Joe Storner (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) won his 10th game of the season and had nine saves

Otterbein Leaders (5-8, 3-4 OAC)

  • Senior Academic All-OAC midfielder Dekaider Jackson and senior midfielder Nawan Bailey each scored three goals
  • Senior attack Nick Clay and freshman attack Nathan Lewis each tallied two goals
  • Senior goalkeeper Zach Groene had seven saves

1st Quarter (BW, 6-2)

  • 13:56   Byerly goal assisted by junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC defender Neil Randall (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Palos Verdes)
  • 13:24   Schulte unassisted goal
  • 12:27   Jackson unassisted goal
  • 8:58     Senior midfielder Eric Bechtel (Westlake) goal assisted by junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC midfielder Declan Tubbs (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls)
  • 6:58     Leach goal assisted by Byerly
  • 6:34     Aquilla goal assisted by Byerly
  • 0:45     Sophomore midfielder Hunter Boehm (Delaware/Olentangy) unassisted goal

2nd Quarter (BW, 7-5)

  • 13:49   Bailey unassisted goal
  • 11:41   Jackson unassisted goal
  • 10:39   Bailey unassisted goal
  • 4:41     Clay goal assisted by sophomore attack Aidan Moore
  • 4:34     Freshman defender/midfielder Zach Zoul (Strongsville) unassisted goal

3rd Quarter (Tied, 8-8)

  • 12:08   Clay goal assisted by senior Academic All-OAC attack Marco Cuda
  • 10:36   Lewis unassisted goal
  • 6:48     Byerly goal assisted by Schulte
  • 0:25     Jackson unassisted goal

4th Quarter (BW, 11-10)

  • 10:20   Lewis goal assisted by Clay
  • 7:52     Bailey unassisted goal
  • 5:08     Junior midfielder Olin Ferguson (Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington) goal assisted by Leach
  • 4:02     Byerly goal assisted by sophomore All-OAC attack Jake Nanosky (Medina)
  • 1:36     Aquilla unassisted goal

The Yellow Jackets are back in action when they travel to University Heights for an OAC game against crosstown rival John Carroll University on Wasmer Field inside the Don Shula Stadium at 7 p.m.  BW returns home on Wednesday, April 17 when it hosts the OAC regular season finale on Seniors' Night against Ohio Northern University on the Tressel Field inside the George Finnie Stadium at 7 p.m.