Detroit Mercy vs. Mercer
February 16, 2014
The Game Story:
Mens Lacrosse Continues Road Play at Detroit Mercy FINAL 1 2 3 4T Mercer (1-2)222410 Detroit Mercy (1-0)224311 MERCERDETROIT MERCY G: 2 Players (#27, #91 - 2)G: ADAMS, Shayne - 3 A: Chris Baxa - 2A: DRUMMOND, Scott - 3 Sv: Mike Nugent - 4Sv: FLYNN, Connor - 16 GB: Justin Evans - 8GB: FLYNN, Connor - 6 TEAM STATISTICSMERCERDETROIT MERCY Shots3829 Ground Balls2029 Saves416 Clears14-1813-16 Turnovers1618 Face Offs Won1311 Man Up2-52-6 full stats PONTIAC, Mich. The Mercer men's lacrosse team aims to rebound from its first defeat of the year on Sunday as it faces off against Detroit Mercy at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. Mercer is off to a 1-1 start for the second straight year after dropping a 20-7 decision at Michigan on Friday evening. The Bears were paced by reigning Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Zack Ward in the loss, as the senior booked four points on two goals and two assists. SCOUTING DETROIT MERCY The Titans are the defending Metro American Athletic Conference Champions after finishing the 2013 season with a 5-10 (3-3 MAAC) record. Detroit Mercy's five victories a season ago included a pair of upsets in the MAAC tournament, as the Titans knocked off No. 1 Marist and No.3 Siena to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Detroit Mercy returns the entire starting attack and midfield from last year's team and was picked to finish second in the MAAC preseason coaches poll. Senior Alex Maini and junior Mike Birney were named to the Preseason All-MAAC team in the same poll. Sunday marks the 2014 season opener for Detroit Mercy, who will play inside the Ultimate Soccer Arenas for only the fourth time in program history. The Titans are 2-1 in the facility entering Sunday's tilt. Detroit Mercy introduced men's lacrosse as a varsity sport in 2009. The Titans lost their first 17 games, but have since gone 20-35 (15-16 MAAC). FAST FACTS Mercer aims for the first road win of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Bears were 3-4 in road contests last season, including back-to-back victories at St. Joseph's and Wagner. Sunday's game is the second all-time meeting between the teams. In 2011, Detroit Mercy posted a 19-3 win over Mercer on Feb. 26. Current senior Cole Branch scored two of Mercer's three tallies in the loss.