2020 Schedule Preview: Detroit Mercy Titans

(Photo Courtesy of Detroit Mercy Athletics)

The Detroit Mercy Titans are the 40th DI team to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Titans come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign in which they went 8-7 overall, 5-2 in the MAAC, and lost to Quinnipiac in the MAAC tournament semifinals. 

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
2/1 Jacksonville Detroit Mercy
2/4 Ohio State Detroit Mercy
2/18 Detroit Mercy Bellarmine Pontiac, Mich.
2/22 Detroit Mercy Marquette Pontiac, Mich.
3/4 Detroit Mercy Robert Morris
3/14 Detroit Mercy St. Bonaventure MAAC
3/21 Manhattan Detroit Mercy MAAC
3/24 Air Force Detroit Mercy
3/28 Detroit Mercy Siena MAAC
4/4 Canisius Detroit Mercy MAAC
4/11 Detroit Mercy Marist MAAC
4/14 Detroit Mercy Cleveland State
4/18 Detroit Mercy Quinnipiac MAAC
4/25 Monmouth Detroit Mercy MAAC

Key Games

2/1 @ Jacksonville

For the fourth season in a row, the Titans will face the Dolphins in an early season clash. Last season, Detroit Mercy subdued a late-game comeback from the Dolphins to secure a narrow 9-8 victory. 

2/18 vs Bellarmine

The Titans and the Knights have met every year since 2009. Bellarmine holds a 7-4 series lead but Detroit Mercy has won four out of the past five contest between these two programs, including a 15-14 win last season. Chris Jarzembowski  went 27-of-33 at the faceoff dot against the Knights last season, setting a new school record for ground balls and faceoffs won in a single game. 

3/4 vs Robert Morris

In 2020, Detroit Mercy will face Robert Morris- the two-time defensing NEC champs- for the first time since 2017 and  time in program history. While Robert Morris won 15-6 the last time these two met, this should be an interesting matchup as both teams lose their top scorer and some other key players from last season. 

4/18 vs Quinnipiac

The Titans will face the Bobcats in their second to last game of the season and will be looking to avenge their regular-season and MAAC semifinal loss to the Bobcats last season. In both contest, Quinnipiac was able to go on some game-changing runs to help them secure the win. However, Detroit Mercy only lost 12-9 in the regular-season meeting. 

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