Greenville, S.C. – Behind 10 second-half goals, Detroit Mercy rallied to down Furman, 16-13 on Saturday afternoon inside Paladin Stadium. The win moves the Titans to 8-6 on the year and 3-1 in SoCon play, while the loss drops the Paladins to 4-10 on the year and 1-2 in SoCon play.
Furman was led offensively by Meg Lingo with five goals on the afternoon, while Sophie Brennan and Isabelle Walsh each added three. Hannah Demis turned in a game-high five assists, while Courtney Baker and Maggie Friel combined for 13 saves.
The Paladins opened the game with five-straight scores before Detroit Mercy responded with back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 5-2 with 12:29 to go in the first. Meg Lingo netted her second goal of the day to push the lead to 6-2, but the Titans scored three-straight to cut the lead to 6-5 with 4:10 remaining. Lingo scored again to push the lead back to two at 7-5, but Kaitlyn Wandelt converted on a free-position opportunity as time expired to cut the Furman lead to 7-6 heading into halftime.
The teams traded goals to open the second half, before the Titans opened a 12-9 advantage on five-straight scores. Lingo netted her fourth goal of the day to end the Detroit run and cut the lead to 12-10, before the Titans pushed the lead back to three at 13-10 with 16:49 to go. The Paladins got back-to-back goals to cut the lead to one, but Detroit Mercy ended the game on a 3-1 scoring run to down the Paladins, 16-13.
Furman is back in action next weekend, traveling to Howard and Delaware State in the final regular-season road trip of 2018.