Detroit Rallies to Defeat Davidson, Wins 3rd Straight

DETROIT -- Senior Emily Boissonneault (Brooklin, ON/Donald A. Wilson) tallied a game-high five goals to lead five Titan goals scorers as Detroit rallied from a halftime deficit to post a 12-9 victory over Davidson on Easter Sunday.

The win was the third straight for Detroit, tying a school record as UDM moved to 4-7, 3-1 in the National Lacrosse Conference and good for second place at the moment.

Senior Anna Eidem (Champlin, MN/Totino-Grace) had a hat trick with three goals, while sophomore Tara Grady (San Jose, CA/Pioneer) netted two. Senior Corina Mahorn (Whitby, ON/Anderson CVI) and junior Lindsey Saunders (Pasadena, MD/Northeast) were the other scorers as each had a goal and an assist on the day.

Davidson (4-8, 1-2 NLC) scored the final three goals of the first half to take a 7-5 lead at the break, but the Titans responded with four straight after the intermission to take a lead it would never give back.

Mahorn started the rally with an unassisted marker nearly five minutes into the half. Boissonneault then had back-to-back goals before freshman Tessa Keuler (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City) found Eidem on the side of the cage and the senior did the rest to put the red, white and blue up, 9-7, with 13:03 left.

Detroit saw its lead trimmed to just one about a minute later, but Eidem took advantage of a Wildcats' foul to post a free position goal and Grady's second marker had the Titans out in front by three, 11-8, with seven minutes remaining. Boissonneault would add a goal late to help secure the Titan victory.

UDM outshot Davidson, 34-28, and did a great job clearing the ball with a 17 of 18 performance. The Titans also dominated draw controls to the tune of a 17-6 advantage, while causing 10 Davidson turnovers.

Saunders and Grady each had a game-high five ground balls and Mahorn pulled down a game-best five draw controls. Boissonneault added four draw controls and a game-high three caused turnovers, while freshman goalie Lexie McCormick (Peterborough, ON/St. Peters) made a season-high 13 saves.

The Titans got on the board first as the high-scoring senior duo of Boissonneault and Eidem had one apiece in the opening minutes. Detroit and Davidson then traded goals as Grady took a pass from Saunders for her first tally and Boissonneault had an unassisted marker at 15:56 to give UDM a 4-2 lead.

Davidson tied it at 4-all before Saunders found the back of the net at the 7:50 mark. That was when the Wildcats ended the period on a 3-0 run.

Detroit will be back in action next Sunday when first place High Point visits the Motor City. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m., with Senior Day festivities taking place prior to the first draw as UDM honors its four veteran players in Boissonneault, Eidem, Mahorn and Alycsa Valentine.

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DETROIT, Mich. Davidson traveled to Detroit, Mich., for a National Lacrosse Conference game on Easter Sunday, but was unable to return home victorious as it saw a 7-5 halftime lead get wiped out and dropped a 12-9 decision to host Detroit Mercy Sunday afternoon in women's lacrosse.

The Titans (4-7, 3-1 SoCon) netted their first win in the series against Davidson (4-8, 1-2 NLC) as Emily Boissonneault led the second-half comeback by scoring three of her game-high five goals in the half. Detroit outscored the Wildcats 7-2 overall in the stanza.

Seven different Wildcats found the back of the net on the day with Emily Rademacher and Erin Keitel going off for two goals each. Leading scorer Ann Fucigna was held to just one goal after scoring 14 in the previous four games combined.

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2012-04-08



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