Detroit Loses MAAC Contest to Marist

Junior Matt Gregson (Flint, MI/Powers Catholic) and freshman Joel Matthews (St. Catharines, ON/Holy Cross Secondary) scored two goals, but a tough second period was the story as Detroit took a 13-6 loss to Marist on Saturday afternoon at Titan Field.

Junior Tim Lehto (Farmington, MI/North Farmington) added a goal and an assist, while sophomore John Nowicki (Clinton Twp., MI/De La Salle Collegiate) tallied a marker. Gregson also added a helper and picked up three ground balls, while Matthews scooped up four GB's. Freshman Brandon Davenport (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI/GP North) won 11 face-offs on the day with five ground balls and freshman defenseman Jordan Houtby (St. Catharines, ON/Holy Cross Secondary) added four.

Detroit (2-12, 1-6 MAAC) took a 2-1 lead late in the first as Matthews and Lehto found the back of the net just 32 seconds apart from each other. From there, Marist (8-4, 5-1 MAAC) notched the game's next 10 goals to go up, 11-2.

In the third with a man down, Nowicki was able to beat the goalie for his seventh of the season and that was followed by Gregson's score at the 2:52 mark.

The Red Foxes got one back early in the fourth, but Lehto found Gregson for his second of the game with under four minute to go. The midfielder then hooked up with Matthews for the Titans last score.

Senior goalkeeper Vince Diana (Massillon, OH/Jackson) started and played all 60 minutes in net recording 13 saves and picking up five ground balls.

As a team, Detroit won the battle of ground balls, 41-39, and forced 18 Marist turnovers on the day.

The red, white and blue will end the season next Saturday as the Titans face Wagner at 11:00 a.m., on Titan Field. The contest will also mark Senior Day with Detroit honoring their two seniors in Diana and Chris Butts.

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DETROIT The Marist men's lacrosse team scored 10 unanswered goals over a stretch of 22:53 to earn a 13-6 win over the Detroit Titans at Titan Field in Detroit on Saturday afternoon in the first-ever meeting between the Red Foxes and Titans. The starting attack unit of Ryan Sharkey (West Field, N.J.), Corey Zindel (Randolph, N.J.), and Connor Rice (Penfield, N.Y.) had five points apiece as Marist moved to 5-1 in the MAAC Lacrosse League.

Sharkey led all scorers with four goals and tallied his first assist of the season. Zindel had two goals and a team-high three assists. Rice had a hat trick for the fourth time in six games and added a pair of assists.

Marist (8-4, 5-1 MAAC) got on the board 1:37 into the game as senior midfield Matt Teichmann (Huntington, N.Y.) scored his 16th goal of the season. Late in the first quarter, Detroit (2-12, 1-6 MAAC) scored back-to-back goals as Joel Matthews and Tim Lehto put the Titans ahead 2-1 with 3:19 to go in the quarter. The lead would not last long, as Zindel scored off a Jim Marks (Camillus, N.Y.) pass to tie the game 2-2 16 seconds later.

Zindel's goal started the 10-0 run for Marist. The Red Foxes scored seven goals in the second quarter, led off by Rice's first goal at the 12:28 mark of the quarter. Sharkey scored with 8:53 to go in the half, followed by a Kyle Reny (Marblehead, Mass.) goal with 7:10 remaining in the second to make the score 5-2. Zindel and Sharkey then scored 18 seconds apart to put the Red Foxes ahead 7-2 with 4:18 left in the half. Rice and Bob von Hoffman (Montclair, N.J.) each scored in the quarter as well, giving Marist a 9-2 lead at halftime.

Marist scored two goals in the third to end the run. Sharkey scored a man-up goal with 11:17 remaining to make the score 10-2. Mike McLachlan (Norwalk, Conn.) then scored at the 10:12 mark to make the score 11-2. Detroit scored its third goal with 6:40 to go in the quarter, but by then the game was well in hand for the Red Foxes.

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