The Braves scored the first six goals in Saturday’s 15-1 win, their second in a row.

With three regular season matches remaining, the third-year Ottawa University men’s lacrosse program earned a 15-1 blowout win against Lindenwood University-Belleville at Peoples Bank Field in Ottawa. After starting 1-5, OU has now won its last two heading into a road match 7 p.m. Friday at Central Christian College in McPherson.

Pearson Willis, junior attacker, scored the first two goals of the match on a day he would go on to lead all scorers with four total goals. The Braves built up a 10-1 lead at halftime, and shutout Lindenwood 5-0 in the second half.

Ottawa had 57 total shots (44 on goal) to Lindenwood’s five. The team also won 17 of 20 face-offs.

Aidan Baker, junior midfielder, had three goals for OU, and teammate Devyn Stowers, sophomore midfielder, had two.


The OU women’s lacrosse team suffered its third loss in its last four matches Sunday. Visiting Midland University scored three unaswered goals in the final 6:33 to sneak by the Lady Braves 11-10.

Kiarah Thomas, junior midfielder, gave Ottawa a 10-8 lead with 7:21 left by scoring two straight goals in less than a minute-and-a-half. She finished the match leading all scorers with seven total goals.

Midland had three separate players score in the finals minutes. Megan Collins scored at the 6:33 mark, Masey Jay scored at the 4:46 mark to tie the match and Riley Yanek scored what would be the game-winner at the 2:48 mark. Yanek lead her team with three goals.

Midland out-shot Ottawa by a narrow 34-32 margin, and led in shots-on-goal 25-21.

Bailey Williams, junior goalkeeper, had 14 saves for OU.

Ottawa (5-5) plays 3 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Bank Field in Ottawa against Missouri Valley College.