February 25, 2011

Detroit Mercy Eyeing First Win vs. Mercer

from press release

DETROIT -- The Detroit Titans men's lacrosse team will play in the Great Lakes State for the first time this season as UDM prepares for its home opener against Mercer on Saturday. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m., with the contest played indoors at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.

Tickets for the home opener are set at $10 for adults (18 and over) and $7 for all students (with proper ID) and children. The only way to purchase tickets will be at the gate on game day. Fans that can't make it to the game can follow all the action with live stats by clicking here.

Last year, over 1500 fans came out to see Detroit take on Bellarmine in its home opener and the red, white and blue hope to exceed that attendance and get every seat filled for the Division I lacrosse event.

Detroit (0-4) is still looking for its first win, but the Titans have played a tough non-conference schedule with two ranked teams in the Titans first four opponents. That number can even be adjusted to three now that Ohio State is ranked 13th in the latest USILA coaches poll.

Reigning MAAC Rookie of the Week Shayne Adams leads the Titans in scoring with six points on six goals. Sophomore A.J. Levell has 40 saves on the year in net, while sophomore Jordan Houtby tops the squad with 25 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers.

Mercer, a first-year program, is also 0-4 on the season after falling to Jacksonville, 24-4, this past Wednesday. The Bears and Titans have played two common opponents in Ohio State and Bellarmine. Mercer dropped a 20-2 decision to the Buckeyes and a 20-6 contest against the Knights. Alex Baird leads the Bears with five goals and is tied for the team lead in points with John Avent (3G, 2A).

Located in Pontiac, Ultimate Soccer Arenas features three playing fields, including one with stadium seating that holds over 1,500 fans. The facility also houses a restaurant and café for fans as no outside food or beverage is permitted in the arena.

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