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2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:31 am
by Commissioner
After a tough non-conference season (2-6, with losses to nationally ranked Ohio State and Michigan plus two other teams "receiving votes" in the poll, Marquette and Air Force) the Titans have opened MAAC play with wins over Manhattan and at Quinnipiac. Manhattan and Q are the worst teams in the MAAC (Q is dead last in the NCAA in RPI), but that's OK--you're supposed to beat bad teams and the Titans did, including on the road at Quinnipiac.

Titans play another bad MAAC team--Siena--this week-end on the road. Always tough to win on the road, but the Titans should be favored. A win would situate the Titans' very nicely, leaving our guys in first place in the regular season title race and almost guaranteeing a top 4 finish (and hence a spot in the conference tournament to decide the NCAA bid). The last three games are against the conference's better teams--Canisius, Monmouth, and Marist--but the first two are at home.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:21 am
by JimmyChitwood
Nice update Commissioner. Anything can happen with a 4 team field in the MAAC tournament.

The Titans seem to be finding their groove lately. They are having some new young guy step up which is a good sign, and Weber is playing well in goal, as expected. I haven't asked what happened to Mark Anstead, the leading returning scorer. He hasn't played this year. I assume he is injured.

If the Titans can replace Weber next year with a decent goalie the future is looking pretty good for the Titans.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:57 pm
by Commissioner
The Titans beat Siena on the road Saturday to remain unbeaten in MAAC play, tied for first with Monmouth at 3-0, and a half game ahead of Canisius, which is 2-0. The Titans' next two games are at home against Canisius this Saturday, and Monmouth the next. Win both and the Titans are conference champions and top seed in the MAAC tournament, regardless of the outcome in their final conference game at Marist. Winning any one of their final 3 conference games guarantees the Titans a top 4 conference finish and a spot in the conference tournament.

In Saturday's 10-6 win, Jason Weber had 13 saves as the Titans held Siena, the 2nd highest scoring team in the conference, to barely half its season average. Freshman Seth Mandel led the offense with 4 goals and 2 assists.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:42 am
by Commissioner
A late reminder to make it in person, but Titan lacrosse takes on Canisius today at Titan field at noon. A win leaves the Titans in sole possession of first place in the MAAC. The game is also on ESPN 3. I'm going to watch the replay this evening--unlike basketball, it shouldn't be hard to avoid learning the final score before watching.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:28 pm
by Commissioner
Commissioner wrote:A late reminder to make it in person, but Titan lacrosse takes on Canisius today at Titan field at noon. A win leaves the Titans in sole possession of first place in the MAAC. The game is also on ESPN 3. I'm going to watch the replay this evening--unlike basketball, it shouldn't be hard to avoid learning the final score before watching.

Titans scored before the players could break a sweat, and led 4-1 early in the second period. Then Canisius clamped down. The Titans scored just once more, and were shut out in the second half. The game game was still tied entering the 4th period, 5-5, but things fell apart for Detroit and Canisius won it going away, 11-5.

The loss leaves the Titans in 3rd place, a half game behind Canisius and Monmouth. The Titans host Monmouth next Saturday.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:47 pm
by Commissioner
On Saturday, the Titans lost to Monmouth 11-8 on Senior Day at Titan Field, and have suddenly gone from being in the driver's seat to win the MAAC regular season, to scrambling to make the MAAC tournament. If Detroit loses at Marist next week, the best the Titans could finish would be 4th. But to do that, they would also need Siena to lose one of its final two games, to Quinnipiac or Marist. A win next week, however, still clinches a playoff spot and no worse than a 3rd place finish. In yesterday's game, the Titans spotted Monmouth a 5-0 lead. Our guys closed the gap to 1 at 7-6, but got no closer.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:47 pm
by Commissioner
The Titans, who looked like sure things 15 days ago, lost at Marist today, 7-6, and fall into 5th place in the MAAC. If Siena loses to Marist next week, the Titans will get the 4th and final spot in the conference tournament. A Siena win gives them the spot. In today's game the Titans fell behind 7-1 and a furious rally fell just short.

The Titans final regular season game is a non-conference match up at Cleveland State next week.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:27 am
by Commissioner
The Titans backed into the MAAC Conference tournament yesterday when Marist beat Siena, 6-5. A Siena win would have given the Saints the 4th and final spot in the tournament. And it looked grim for the Titans as Siena led 5-3 with just 1 minute left to play. But Marist scored 3 goals in the final minute, completing a comeback from a 5-1 4th quarter deficit. The Titans--who led the MAAC race at the halfway point of the season--enter the postseason reeling, after losing a non-conference matchup to Cleveland State, 13-6. Detroit has lost 4 in a row.

The Titans will play top-seeded Monmouth, which finished the regular season unbeaten in conference play, this Friday, May 5, at 4:00 at Marist. The game will be televised on MAAC-TV through this link: http://www.maacsports.com/ViewArticle.d ... =210348310.

Re: 2017 Lacrosse

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:52 am
by SHJoe1975
Titans lose to Monmouth 11-7 and eliminated from tourney.