Titans Fall to Duquesne in Cold Weather Affair

DETROIT (3/16/2014) -- It was a cold day in Detroit as game time brought a temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun came out but it was still frigid and the Duquesne Dukes came into Titan Field and won a 13-4 affair in a game on Sunday that was modified for the cold weather temperature.

The game featured a running clock right from the start of the game and after 15 minutes of playing time, both teams, staff, officials, and fans all headed inside Calihan Hall for a 10-minute warming period. Both teams returned to their exact positions before the warming period and teams continued to play on.

Duquesne came out firing right from the start as the Dukes tallied seven straight goals before the first warming period. An eighth straight goal was recorded for the Dukes before freshman Jaclyn Snyder scored her second goal in as many games tallying an unassisted marker. Her goal came from the free position, with the advantage and the Titans playing up a person, and 6:34 to play in the first half.

Duquesne added one more goal before half time to take a 9-1 lead into the break.

Four straight goals from the Dukes put their advantage up to 13-1 with 12:39 to play.

Junior Annie Mendoza scored the first of two on the day with 10:24 left in regulation that was her fourth straight game with a goal. Sophomore Kylie Birney followed with a goal in her fifth straight game that was also her team-best 13th of the year. Mendoza recorded her eighth of the year and concluded the scoring for the day with 10 seconds left in regulation for the 13-4 final.

Junior defender Morgan Lear and sophomore defender Morgan Miller each had a team-high three ground balls. Lear and Miller also had a team-best two caused turnovers each. Birney had a Titan-best three draw controls and senior Vittoria Wallace added two.

Duquesne finished with an overall 20-16 advantage in ground balls but the Titans won the second half, 13-10. Detroit also finished with more draw controls on the afternoon with 10 to just nine for the Dukes.

Junior goalkeeper Lexie McCormick made 13 saves playing all but the final 2:23 of the game before sophomore Ty Dykes relieved her without having to make a save in her time on the field.

The next game for Detroit will be on March 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio where the Titans will play a 12:00 p.m. game.


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