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Playing with eight, Titans exceed expectations

By KARIC JONES/ VN STAFF WRITER
On March 22, 2016

 

BY KARIC JONES

VN STAFF WRITER

 

Women’s basketball season has wrapped up, and the Titans finished much better than most expected.

The Titans, led by first-year head coach Bernard Scott, had just eight players for a majority of the season. 

The team finished with a 15-15 record, and a fourth place finish in the Horizon League.

Rosanna Reynolds was voted to the Horizon League first team. She averaged 15.5 points per game and led Detroit with 142 assists, good for third in the league.

Brianne Cohen was voted Sixth Player of the Year. Cohen averaged 15.3 points per game and scored in double figures 21 times off the bench.

As a team, Detroit set a school record for three-pointers in a season (234) and in free throw percentage (73.8). This was also the best conference road record in school history (7-2).

 

Men’s lacrosse

The men are now 1-5 on the season.

Since we last published the red, white and blue have lost three games. They fell to top-ranked Notre Dame 14-5 before dropping contests to Bellarmine and number 19 Marquette.

During this span, sophomore attackman Mark Anstead was voted MAAC Offensive Player of the Week.

In the contests vs. Bellarmine and Marquette, Ansted had five goals and four assists.

The Titans came away with a win Saturday, March 19, in New York City over Manhattan.

The 9-3 victory gets them off to a 1-0 start in conference play.

So far on the season, the Titans are lead by Anstead with 16 points, Andy Hebden with 13 points, Alec Gilhooly with 13 points and Sean Birney with 12 points.

Detroit will start a three-game homestand against Air Force Saturday at Titan Field before hosting MAAC foe Siena on April 2 at 1 p.m. and Quinnipiac on April 10 at 10.30 a.m.

 

Women’s lacrosse

Women's lacrosse has been on a tear in the month of March. The team is so far 3-2 and on a three-game win streak.

In that stretch, the Titans have outscored their opponents 55-14. 

Kaitlyn Wandelt, a freshman, leads the team in scoring with 21 points.

The Titans take on Robert Morris on March 25 at 1 p.m. before playing Central Michigan March 30 at 4 p.m. in a fundraiser related to the Flint water crisis.

 

Women’s softball

Women’s softball has been hard at work this spring and is currently 6-19 on the year, one of their best starts in recent history.

The team has gone south for tournaments in Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. 

Offensively the Titans are led by Alyssa James, who is batting .345. James is a junior utility player and a JUCO transfer from Mount San Antonio College; she is a Riverside, Calif., native.

Ashley Mauser leads the team in ERA with 3.80 in 62.2 innings pitched. She is 3-6 on the year for UDM. Mauser is a freshman from Shelby Township who attended Utica High School.

Softball will be in action this weekend in the windy city vs. UIC. The Titans will then take on Eastern in Ypsilanti before playing their home opener on April 1 against Wright State. 

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