March 23, 2013

Candyman: Hebden Sets CT Mark in Detroit Win

from press release

DETROIT -- Senior Jamie Hebden broke the school record with seven caused turnovers and eight different Titans found the back of the net as Detroit outgunned VMI, 11-6, on Saturday at Titan Field.

Hebden broke the school record of current teammate Jordan Houtby – who has had six on five different occasions – as he led a defensive charge that caused 20 turnovers and forced VMI into 29 miscues on the day. The 20 caused turnovers is tied for the second most in school history.

Juniors Alex Maini and Tom Masterson each had a pair of goals and assists, while sophomore Scott Drummond tallied two goals and had a helper. Freshman Andy Hebdenrecorded two assists and a goal and sophomore Brandon Beauregard posted a marker and a helper.

VMI (0-8, 0-2 MAAC) actually got on the board first nearly 10 minutes into the game, but Detroit (1-6, 1-1 MAAC) tied that up as sophomore Mike Birney posted his ninth goal of the season off a great pass from Maini with the man-up.

That was the first of seven-straight scores for the Titans as they took a 6-1 lead at the break and a 7-1 advantage early in the third quarter. After Birney tied it up, UDM took full use of a two minute, non-releasable penalty on VMI as Masterson first found Maini for a goal and then fed junior Nick Garippa, who beat the Keydets' goalie for his first collegiate marker.

The Titans continued to pour it on as Masterson scored two of the next three goals with Drummond adding the one inbetween for a 6-1 lead at the half. With another VMI penalty just before the final whistle of the second period, the Titans had possession to start the third and Drummond's second tally made it 7-1 at the 14:38 mark.

The Keydets did fight back with three straight to trim the UDM lead to three, 7-4, heading into the fourth, but then the red, white and blue put the game away with a 3-0 run. Maini started that surge with another goal as the younger Hebden had his second assist and that was followed by freshman Nick Melucci's lone score of the game to make it 9-4 with 13:18 left.

Hebden then tallied a goal for his third point of the game and after VMI notched back-to-back scores, Beauregard ended the winning afternoon with a goal to cap the five-point victory.

Detroit outshot VMI, 49-24, and was 15-of-19 on clears and a perfect 4-for-4 on the man-up.

Senior A.J. Levell made 10 saves in net and had a pair of caused turnovers and five ground balls. The elder Hebden added to his career day with six GB's, while Houtby tallied three caused turnovers and five ground balls.

Freshman Damien Hicks had a fantastic day on faceoffs with a career-best 11-of-15 effort picking up five ground balls, and senior Brandon Davenport added to the Titans' GB mark with four.


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