Detroit Schedule for the 2013 Lacrosse Season Announced

DETROIT -- Games against regional foes Michigan and Ohio State as well as a trip to Annapolis, Md., to face Navy highlight the schedule for the Titans as head coach Matt Holtz announced the 2013 men's lacrosse schedule today.

"We are extremely happy with our schedule," said Coach Holtz, who is entering his fifth year at UDM. "The non-conference schedule will be a tough test, but it will help us get ready for the grueling MAAC schedule."

The Titans will open the season in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 9 as Detroit takes on Ohio State for the fifth-straight year. The game will most likely be indoors at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center as UDM looks for its' first-ever win over the Buckeyes.

The following week (Feb. 15), the Titans will visit one of the most storied programs in the world of sports when they travel to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to take on the Naval Academy in the first career meeting between the red, white and blue and the Midshipmen.

A game at Robert Morris on Feb. 23 will end a three-game road swing to begin the season as the Titans open the home campaign against Quinnipiac on Mar. 2.

Other home games for the Titans include three MAAC contests in VMI (Mar. 23), Manhattan (Apr. 6) and Senior Day against Canisius on Apr. 27.

Other non-conference road games will have Detroit at Bellarmine (Mar. 5) and at first-year program Marquette (Apr. 20), but one of the bigger games will be when the Titans square off against the Wolverines in the "Big House" on Apr. 17. Last year, 1800 fans came out to Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac to see the contest between UDM and Michigan, with Detroit posting a 13-9 victory.

The rest of the conference road docket will feature Detroit at two teams that made the MAAC Tournament a year ago in Marist (Mar. 16) and Siena (Apr. 13) as well as getting on a plane for a match-up at Jacksonville (Mar. 30).

The 2013 MAAC Championship will be held at Canisius the site of the Titans reaching the 2011 championship game from May 3-5 as the top four seeds will once again battle it out for the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Detroit returns 35 members from last year's squad that went 6-9, including tying for second in the conference at 3-3. UDM earned the No. 2 seed in the MAAC Championship, falling in the semifinals to eventual conference tournament champion Canisius.

Date       Opponent                        Location             Time
2/9 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio TBA
2/15 Navy Annapolis, Md. TBA
2/23 Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. TBA

3/2 Quinnipiac Detroit, Mich. 11:00 a.m.
3/5 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. TBA
3/16 * Marist Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 3:00 p.m.
3/23 * Virginia Military Institute Detroit, Mich. Noon
3/30 * Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. 1:00 p.m.

4/6 * Manhattan Detroit, Mich. Noon
4/13 * Siena Loudonville, N.Y. TBA
4/17 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 7:00 p.m.
4/20 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. TBA
4/27 * Canisius Detroit, Mich. Noon

5/3 MAAC Semifinals (at Canisius) Buffalo, N.Y.
5/5 Championship (at Canisius) Buffalo, N.Y.

2012-11-21



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