Detroit Drops Midweek Contest to Michigan

DETROIT (4/16/2014) - Junior goalkeeper Lexie McCormick had 13 saves and a game-high six ground balls, but University of Detroit Mercy fell by a 16-6 score to the Michigan Wolverines at Titan Field Wednesday afternoon.

Erin Campbell had a pair of goals for the Titans while Michaela Schwartz had a goal and an assist. Tessa Keuler, Kylie Birney, and Vittoria Wallace each had goals for Detroit (2-12) against Michigan (3-11) in the first ever women's lacrosse meeting between Detroit and Michigan.

Amanda Guthrie had four ground balls while Kylie Birney added three. Guthrie, Birney, and Campbell each helped defensively with two caused turnovers while Annie Mendoza, Miklain Huntsman, and Birney each had two draw controls.

The Titans came out roaring as Campbell started the game with two goals giving Detroit a 2-0 lead with 21:08 to play as Campbell netted her 20th and 21st goals of the season.

The Wolverines countered with three goals but Schwartz replied with her seventh of the year to make it a 3-3 game.

A Michigan goal followed to put the visitors ahead but Keuler and Birney scored to give Detroit a 5-4 lead and 7:13 left to play in the opening half.

UM closed out the half with five straight goals to take a 9-5 lead into the break.

The second half began with more offense from Michigan as the Wolverines tallied six straight to take a 15-5 lead before Wallace made a great individual effort for Detroit's sixth goal of the game but there were just 58 seconds left to play.

A late marker came from Michigan with three seconds left in regulation time en route to the Wolverines finishing with a 33-15 overall shooting advantage. Michigan also had the slight edge in overall ground balls, 23-22.

Detroit will host Stetson on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. for the final home game of 2014 at Titan Field. It will also be Senior Day prior to the start of the game as Vittoria Wallace and Erin Campbell will represent the senior class of 2014.


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