Midweek Notebook: Ohio State Dominates Detroit Mercy in Season Opener

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The Ohio State Buckeyes opened up their 2020 campaign with a very convincing, 23-9, win over Detroit Mercy inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Tuesday night.  Continue reading “Midweek Notebook: Ohio State Dominates Detroit Mercy in Season Opener”

2020 Schedule Preview: Monmouth Hawks

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The Monmouth Hawks are the 72nd DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Hawks come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the MAAC, and missed the MAAC tournament for the first time since their inaugural season in 2014.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Monmouth Hawks”

2020 Schedule Preview: Quinnipiac Bobcats

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats are the 51st DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Bobcats come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 9-7 overall,5-2 in the MAAC, and lost to Marist on the MAAC championship game.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Quinnipiac Bobcats”

2020 Schedule Preview: Canisius Golden Griffins

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The Canisius Golden Griffins are the 45th DI team to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Golden Griffins come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign in which they went 8-8 overall, 4-3 in in the MAAC, and loose to Marist in the MAAC semifinals. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Canisius Golden Griffins”

2020 Schedule Preview: Detroit Mercy Titans

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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.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Detroit Mercy Titans”

Early Contenders: MAAC

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As the calendar turns to November it marks the end of fall ball and the beginning of, essentially, the pre-season for NCAA lacrosse. While it is still early and there is only so much you can take from fall ball scrimmages, let’s take a look at who some of the early contenders in each conference are. Continue reading “Early Contenders: MAAC”

Detroit Mercy Edges Bellarmine in Road Victory

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It was a chilly one in Louisville,Ky as the Detroit Mercy Titans defeated the Bellarmine Knights in a tight back-and-forth contest. It was a Matthew Vangalen goal that secured the win in the final seconds for the Titans. 

Detroit Mercy was led by Matthew Vangalen and Brett Erskine on the offensive end. Vangalen notched 8 points (3G,A), while Erskine tallied 6 points (5G,1A) in the win. Alex Jarzembowski was the difference in this game, winning a school record 27-33 faceoffs for the Titans. In goal, Logan Shamblin made 9 saves on the day. 

Bellarmine was led by Riley Seay as he tallied 7 points (5G,2A). Ian Miller tallied 4 points (2G,2A) and Blake Roshkowski had a hat trick as well. Jordan Dondoyano made 20 saves for the Knights. 

This game started off quickly with Ian Miller putting the Knights on the board first. Matthew Vangalen answered just a few minutes later for the Titans to make it a 1-1 tie. A three goal run for the Knights put them up 4-1 with 3:33 in the first. Riley Seay had two goals during that three goals run. Two goals from Titans late in the first cut it to a one goal 4-3 Bellarmine lead heading into the second. 

In the second it was a very back-and-forth game of runs with a lot of transition play. Bellarmine started out with two goals early to go up 5-3. Detroit Mercy answered with two inside goals to make it a one goal game. Bellarmine ended the half with a lot of energy after getting two late goals to go up 8-5 at the half. 

Detroit Mercy took over in the third as they were winning in every facet of the game. The Titans were able to use their successes on the defensive end to fuel a great offense showing. 

After Bellarmine got the first goal of the third, Detroit Mercy went on a three goal run to cut the Bellarmine lead to 9-8. Brett Erskine caught fire, scoring two of the three goals for the Titans during that run. Riley Seay was able to stop the bleeding for the Knights, but the Titans answered quickly. 

Another three goal run for the Titans midway through the third gave Detroit Mercy their first lead of the game, going up 11-10 with 4:09 left in the third. It was Seth Mendell that got hot during that Titans run as he scored two of the three goals. Morgan Mack tied the game at 11 for Bellarmine late in the fourth.

Fans inside Owsley B. Frazier Stadium were on the edge of their seats throughout the fourth quarter with each team striking back and one another. Brett Erskine gave the Detroit Mercy the lead back 12-11 with an early fourth quarter goal. 

Bellarmine gained a ton of energy midway though the fourth with a few great defensive stops and momentum changing saves from Dondoyano. Blake Roshkowski got Knights fans up and on their feet with two huge outside rips to give Bellarmine the 13-12 lead. The Titans striked back with two goals courtesy of Seth Mendell and Brett Erskine to take back the lead 14-13 with 6:35 in the fourth. 

After some huge stops from both defenses the Bellarmine offense woke up with a Riley Seay goal to tie things up at 14 all with :45 in the fourth. Detroit Mercy won the faceoff and was able to get the ball inside for a Matthew Vangalen for the game winning goal with :9 on the clock. The Titans walked away with the very close 15-14 win. 

Both squads will be in action next week as Detroit Mercy travels to Air Force on March 6th and Bellarmine travels to Utah on March 9th.