Detroit, Mich. – Five points each from Kamryn Corraro (five goals) and Kaitlyn Wandelt (three goals, two assists) Detroit Mercy held off a late Paladin rally and downed Furman, 14-12, on Friday afternoon in Detroit, Mich. The win moves the Titans to 6-7, 2-1 SoCon on the year, while the loss drops the Paladins to 6-7, 1-1 SoCon.
Furman was led by Sydney Catts with three goals, while Abby Shields added three and Grace Pollak tallied two. Catts also won a team-high tying three draws, and Kyra LaMotte picked up a team-high five ground balls while also adding three goals. Hannah Demis dished out three assists, while Courtney Baker made eight saves.
The teams traded scores to open the game, until Detroit Mercy used a 3-0 run to grab a 5-2 lead over the Paladins with 8:04 to go in the half. The Paladins and Titans again traded scores until Catts netted a free-position attempt with five seconds on the clock to cut the Titans' lead to 7-5 heading into halftime.
The teams again traded scores to open the second half, before Detroit Mercy used another 3-0 scoring run to take an 11-6 lead with 17:30 to go. The Paladins netted back-to-back scores to cut the lead to 11-8, but the Titans responded with a goal by Kristina Ellis to take a 12-8 lead with 7:12 to go. Following another Sydney Catts score, the Titans netted back-to-back goals to push the lead to 14-9, before Abby Shields scored with 3:22 to go to cut the lead to four at 14-10. The Paladins continued to cut into the lead, as back-to-back goals by LaMotte cut the lead to 14-12 with under 1:00 to go, but could not come any closer, as the Titans held on for the 14-12 victory.
Furman is back in action on Sunday, taking on Central Michigan in a 11:00 AM matchup in Mount Pleasant, Mich.