Marquette takes down Detroit Mercy, 8-6

March 5, 2017

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MILWAUKEEAndy DeMichiei and Kyran Clarke each scored a pair of goals as the Marquette University men’s lacrosse team defeated Detroit Mercy, 8-6, on Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.

“Results aside, we improved as a team and that’s the goal this time of year,” Marquette head coach Joe Amplo said. “There is a long season to go and we can’t lose sight of that. I told the guys in the locker room, we have set the bar so high for this program, and rightfully so. That expectation is a good thing and a bad thing and I think we are starting to feel that a little bit. It’s hard for those kids because there’s external expectations and there’s internal expectations – and that’s a tough thing to manage as an 18- to 22-year old kid. I am proud of them for fighting a tough, scrappy Detroit team and coming out with a win today.”

The Golden Eagles (2-2) also received goals from Ryan McNamara, Jack Zerrillo, Joe Dunn and John Wagner as MU out-shot Detroit Mercy, 34-27.

The Titans (2-5) were led by junior midfielder Sean Birney's two goals and were held scoreless in the third frame before Marquette surged ahead by as many as four goals in the fourth.

Marquette face-off specialist returned to the field after missing Friday's game against Ohio State and won 10-of-18. Melillo also posted a team-best four ground balls as MU grabbed 20 to the Titans’ 16.

Junior goalie Cole Blazer followed up Friday's program record 18 saves with another 13 on Sunday, including five in the first quarter.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, March 11 as they travel to Moon, Pennsylvania to take on Robert Morris at 12 p.m. Central time.

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