April 9, 2010

Detroit Mercy Preps for Titan Doubleheader

from press release

DETROIT
- After hitting the road for a pair of games over the holiday weekend, the UDM men's lacrosse team will welcome Mount St. Mary's into Titan Field on Saturday in the first ever lacrosse doubleheader in school history. Game time is set for noon with the women hosting Liberty at 3:00 p.m.

The "Titan Lax Doubleheader" will feature Team Day at Detroit with FREE ADMISSION to both the men's and women's games for all high school, middle school, and youth club lacrosse teams and coaches.

Detroit saw its' two game winning streak come to an end last week in heartbreaking fashion as the red, white and blue fell by just one goal, 9-8, to defending MAAC champion Siena, which was followed by a tough 12-8 setback at Yale.

The Titans entered the week as the top team in the nation in caused turnovers forcing their opponents into 11.1 miscues per game. Freshmen Joel Matthews (St. Catharines, ON/Holy Cross Secondary) and Jordan Houtby (St. Catharines, ON/Holy Cross Secondary) are also among the top players in the country as Matthews leads the MAAC with 30 goals and is sixth in the nation with 3.0 goals per game. His six hat tricks on the season is tied for the second most by a player at the Division I level. On the defensive side, Houtby leads the conference and is sixth in the country with 2.3 caused turnovers per game

Mount St. Mary's comes into the contest at 5-3, 2-0 in the MAAC. The Mountaineers are second in the conference averaging 10.88 goals per game, led by Cody Lehrer, who has tallied 29 goals and 32 points on the season. Mount goalie T.C. DiBartolo also leads the conference with 12.86 saves per game.


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