Feb. 19, 2014
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Site: Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arena)
Score: Michigan 14, Detroit 13
Records: U-M (2-1), Detroit (1-1)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 22 -- at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.), Noon
PONTIAC, Mich. -- A score from Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) with 2:47 left in overtime lifted the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team to a 14-13 win over the Detroit Titans in a matchup of the state of Michigan's two varsity lacrosse teams Wednesday (Feb. 19) at Ultimate Soccer Arena.
Five players scored multiple goals, led by Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier), who tied the Michigan record with four on the night.
U-M jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first seven minutes, as King took a feed from fellow attacker Andrew Portnoy (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) to give U-M the early 1-0 advantage 51 ticks into the contest. The Titans cut the lead to 3-2 at the 6:02 mark, but the Wolverines closed the first quarter on a 4-0 run and led 7-2 with two scores apiece from Portnoy and King heading in the opening quarter.
The Titans then cut the lead to 7-4 at 10:39, before the two sides traded tallies, with David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) netting his second of the night on a helper from Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) at the 7:09 mark. However, the Titans closed the quarter with two straight goals to bring the tally to 8-6 at the half.
At the half, U-M was outshooting Detroit 26-16, while Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) was 12-of-16 on face-offs.
Following a Detroit goal 2:14 into the third to cut the lead in 8-7, Doug Bryant (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) had an unassisted tally at 11:30 to bring the score to 9-7. The Titans went on a 3-0 run to take their first lead of the night with 2:15 left in the third, as UDM gained its biggest lead of the night at 11-9.
King stopped the scoring drought, which spanned from the 11:30 portion of the third quarter to the 14:33 mark of the fourth with his third score of the day to bring the Wolverines within one. It was Jackson who knotted the game at 11-11 on a hands-free rip from 10 yards out right side with a helper from Paras, and King followed with his fourth of the day on a dodge from X to run the score to 13-11. However, Detroit used a pair of goals in the final three minutes to knot the score at 13-13 and send the game to overtime.
At the start of overtime, Lott won the faceoff to gain possession. Following a U-M timeout, Jackson sealed the victory for the Wolverines with his third of the game, an overhand-left shot from 10 yards out on a feed from Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) to give the Wolverines their first overtime in in program history.
Michigan outshot Detroit with a record of 52 shots to 36 for the Titans; Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) stopped eight shots on the win. Lott had a career night, winning 23-of-31 face-offs.
The Wolverines conclude their two-game week Saturday (Feb. 22), with a trip to No. 8 Johns Hopkins. The matchup from Homewood Field is slated for noon in Baltimore, Md.
N O T E S
Ian King's 12 shots tie Kyle Jackson's record of 12 shots vs. High Point last season
The four scores by King tie the U-M record, held by three other players in Mike Hernandez (twice), Thomas Paras, and Trevor Yealy.
Andrew Hatton (defender) made his collegiate debut.
The OT matchup was the second in program history and first win, as U-M fell to Jacksonville, 9-8, on March 2, 2012