February 24, 2013

Junior Erin Campbell led Detroit Mercy with three goals and one assist in Sunday's 15-1 victory over Delaware State.
© Kevin P. Tucker


Titans Show No Mercy, Rout Delaware State

from staff reports

DOVER, Del. -- Detroit Mercy's women's lacrosse team spoiled the first home game in Delaware State history, Sunday afternoon, with a 15-1 victory at DSU's Alumni Stadium. 

Erin Campbell and Tessa Keuler scored three goals apiece for the Titans (1-2) who had nine different goal-schoolers and used every available player on the roster. The loss drops Delaware State to 0-2.

“We did not want to take Delaware State lightly and we came out strong and played a good game,” said Detroit coach Laura Maness. “We had a chance to play everyone today, move people around the field, and work on our defensive game.”
 
Michaela Schwartz scored the first goal for the Titans taking a pass from Campbell 1:17 into the game. Eight different Titans would score in the first half as Detroit had complete control throughout the opening frame. Campbell then tallied her first of three and Keuler followed with her first of three on a free position shot to make it 3-0 Detroit.
 
Kylie Birney was up next with a tally 3:16 into the game before Campbell added her second of the day taking a pass from Schwartz to make the score 5-0. Keuler then added her second goal before senior captain Zaynib Hamze put her name on the score sheet with the seventh Titan goal.
 
Lindsey Saunders took her turn scoring her first of the day next as she received a pass from Hamze before Campbell, Keuler, and Schwartz added single markers in a row before Saunders' second of the day. That second goal from Saunders with 9:46 to go gave Detroit a 12-0 lead and it gave Saunders, her 50th career goal as a Titan.
 
The UDM offense was not finished just yet as a pair of freshmen then scored their first career goals. It was Ivy Marshall first who took a pass from Jenna Payne with 8:16 to go who lit the lamp first followed by Ally Shrader who registered an unassisted tally with 4:08 remaining.
 
The Titans were up 14-0 at that point and had a 23-1 shooting advantage after the first half of play.
 
In the second half of action, Payne added to her point total on the day and scored on a free position attempt with 25:58 to go and that was the final goal for Detroit's offense.
 
Delaware State, playing in its first ever women's lacrosse home game, did get on the board with 11:03 remaining in regulation on a free position attempt to make the score 15-1.
 
UDM had the chance to play everyone available for the contest as goaltenders Lexie McCormickMelissa Anderson, and Ty Dykes all had the opportunity to see playing time. Dykes was the lone Titan with a save stopping a free position just before the lone Hornet goal was scored on a free position. Freshman Ellery Alexander also made her Titan debut in the second half.

Defenders Morgan Miller and Amanda Guthrie each had three ground balls while Taylor Marshall collected four along with four caused turnovers.
 
UDM will continue with another road game to be played on Sun. March 3 against another first year program in Marquette scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Delaware State hosts Liberty on Friday.


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