BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men's lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season to the College at Brockport (N.Y.) 12-9 in non-conference action inside George Finnie Stadium.
Senior two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference attack Mike Nanosky (Medina) led the Yellow Jackets (5-1) in the loss with two goals and one assist for three points. Senior three-time All-OAC attack Chad Steinwachs (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville North) also registered three points off one goal and two assists. Senior midfielder Thomas Moesch (Ithaca, N.Y.) netted a career-high tying two goals for the second straight game while senior attack Blake Bower (Lewis Center/Olentangy) also added a pair of goals.
A trio of sophomore attackmen were the leading scorers for Brockport (2-3). Liam O'Connor scored a game-high five goals while Patrick Sheridan added three goals of his own. Peter Scavone tallied one goal and one assist for two points.
Nanosky got BW off to a quick start, netting his first goal in just the first minute of action. Brockport answered with a man-up goal at the 12:29 mark and then proceeded to outscore the Yellow Jackets 3-1 in the period with the help of some lockdown defense.
The Golden Eagles' offense continued to roll into the second quarter, building up to a 7-1 lead off some quick transition goals. Nanosky put a stop to the scoring run with his second goal of the afternoon with 7:25 remaining, kickstarting BW's own run. The Yellow Jackets then added three additional goals, including a pair from Moesch, to cut down Brockport's lead to 7-5 at halftime.
Steinwachs opened up the second half with an unassisted goal, tying Brock Riemenschneider's school record with his 107th career goal and trimming the Golden Eagles' lead to 7-6. Brockport went back up by three scores with before BW came roaring back on offense. Scores from sophomore midfielder Nicholas Nanosky (Medina) and a pair of goals from Bower tied the game at 9-9 heading into the final period.
Defense was the mark to start the fourth quarter as neither team could find the back of the net. The Golden Eagles regained the lead with 8:45 left in the game and added another score less than 40 seconds later. Brockport added its final goal with 3:23 remaining while its defense held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for the entire period, marking the first time all season BW did not score once in a quarter.
BW begins OAC action on Saturday, March 23, when the Yellow Jackets host Capital University at 1 p.m. inside George Finnie Stadium.