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Ravens Take Thriller against Presidents

Ravens Take Thriller against Presidents

The Anderson University men's lacrosse team (2-2) took a 9-8 thriller against Washington & Jefferson College (3-4) on Wednesday in Washington, Pa.

Cole Whatley broke an 8-8 tie by finding the back of the net with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining. The senior from Green Bay, Wis. closed the match with four goals and an assist. Freshman Timothy Jackson made his debut start in goal and saved 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) shots.


This was a great all-around team win. It was a great way to respond after a tough loss. I'm proud of our determination and resiliency. We have a quick turnaround back at home against Franciscan on Saturday.


  • Clayton Emery put the Ravens on the board with 10:55 left in the first quarter. Anderson carried a 1-0 lead through the first.
  • The Ravens entered halftime with a 3-1 lead.
  • After the Ravens took a 4-1 lead in the third, Washington & Jefferson scored three consecutive goals to tie the game at 4-4 with 7:15 left in the third quarter.
  • Emery and Jacob Glowner provided goals to give Anderson a 6-4 lead through three quarters.
  • The Presidents added a goal early in the fourth. Whatley then netted a goal to out Anderson ahead 7-5 with 13:02 to go.
  • Washington & Jefferson continued to chip away. Aidan Herman evened the score at 7-7 with 7:27 to go.
  • Carter Watts scored his third goal of the day to give the Presidents an 8-7 lead with 3:12 to go.
  • Kenny Bentley contributed a critical goal to tie the game back at 8-8 with 2:26 to go.
  • Robert Okougbo found Cole Whatley and Whatley found the back of the net for the go-ahead goal with 1:38 remaining.
  • After the Presidents won the faceoff, Timothy Jackson came up with a save with 1:02 to go. Washington & Jefferson got the ball back, but turned it over with 27 seconds remaining, sealing the match for the Ravens.


  • Washington & Jefferson cleared 20-of-23 (87.0 percent) attempts while Anderson finished 23-of-31 (74.2 percent) clears.
  • The Presidents outshot the Ravens 41-38.
  • Anderson held a 34-28 advantage in ground balls.
  • The Ravens finished with a 10-9 advantage in faceoffs.
  • Timothy Jackson – Saved 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) Shots in debut start
  • Cole Whatley – 4 Goals, 1 Assist, 5 Points (Scored go-ahead goal)
  • Kenny Bentley – Won 10-of-19 (52.6 percent) faceoffs, 7 Ground Balls, 1 Goal
  • Clayton Emery – 2 Goals, 2 Assists, 4 Points
  • Robert Okougbo – 2 Assists, 2 Points, 4 Ground Balls
  • Justin Bemis – 4 Ground Balls
  • Johnathan Havener – 2 Assists, 2 Points
  • Jacob Glowner – 1 Goal
  • Michael Ertel – 1 Goal


Anderson battles Franciscan University (4-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Macholtz Stadium.