March 28, 2009

Detroit Mercy Wins Second Straight

from press release

The Detroit Titans women's lacrosse team won its second straight game as UDM defeated Presbyterian College by a score of 21-15 Saturday afternoon at Titan Field. The 21 goals is a season-high, with the previous high a 20 goal showing in Detroit's season opener at Howard. 

Less than 30 seconds into the contest, Detroit freshman Emily Boissonneault (Brooklin, ON/Donald A. Wilson), who ended with a game-high eight goals, opened up the scoring as she found the back of the net off a free position shot. Freshman Anna Eidem (Champlin, MN/Totino-Grace), who collected a game-high 11 points with seven goals and four assists, netted the second goal of the afternoon, which was unassisted.

After being down by a score of 5-4, Detroit responded with seven consecutive goals, four of which came from Boissonneault and the last from freshman Olivia Mendoza (Lansing, MI/Catholic Central) off an assist from Eidem. PC was able to tack on three more goals the rest of the half, but Detroit had a 14-8 advantage at the break.

Again, Boissonneault did not waste any time scoring as she netted two within the first two minutes of the second stanza. PC junior Brittini Dulaney, who scored a team-high five goals, pulled the Blue Hose within seven (19-12) off a free position shot at 23:43. After Dulaney scored again with just over 11 minutes remaining, no one scored from either team until 5:56, which came from PC junior Jordan Newberry off an assist from freshman Laura Meade.

Detroit freshman Corina Mahorn (Whitby, ON/Anderson CVI) added three goals in the win, while Mendoza and senior Liz Hardy (Clarkston, MI/Clarkston) ended the afternoon with two and one, respectively.

Freshman Brett Yenger (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) earned the win as she saw action in net the entire game for the Titans and ended with eight saves. Freshman Susan England played the first half for the Blue Hose and was credited with the loss as she allowed 14 goals on the afternoon. 

The Titans ended with a 27-11 advantage on draw controls and also tallied 40 shots compared to PC's 30. In addition, Detroit collected 24 ground balls to Presbyterian's 21. 

The Titans will next face Longwood on the Lancers' home field on April 4 at 11 a.m. But, Titan Field will be the host of another women's lacrosse game tomorrow as Presbyterian and Fresno State will face off against one another at 11 a.m.    

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