February 20, 2014

Jackson's OT Strike Leads Michigan by Detroit

from Press Release

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, andTrevor 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


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