Despite scoring a season best nine goals, the Stetson lacrosse team (0-13, 0-2) dropped its second straight Atlantic Sun Conference contest on Friday, falling to Detroit (3-11, 2-0) by a score of 19-9 at the Athletic Training Center.
Freshman Danielle Horgan led the way for the Hatters, setting program records for goals in a single game and points in a single game. The Miami, Fla. native put four in the back of the net and assisted on another to total five points on the afternoon.
Horgan only slightly overshadowed freshman Maylis Broderick’s complete performance. The midfielder scored three goals for the second time this season, added one assist, two ground balls, and one draw control, while causing two turnovers on defense.
Unfortunately for the Hatters, the Titans sped out to a 7-2 lead and cruised to a 13-4 halftime advantage, making it difficult for Stetson to mount a comeback. Zaynib Hamze and Megan Callahan led Detroit during the first 30 minutes, scoring three goals each in the first half.
After Horgan opened up the second period with a goal just 30 seconds into play, the Titans fired back with five straight scores to take a commanding 18-5 lead. There was no quit in Stetson though. The Hatters then rattled off four consecutive goals to cut it to 18-9 late in the game.
Freshman Paige Levesque ignited the rally, scoring her second goal of the game off of an assist by Horgan with 14:06 to play. Less than three minutes later Broderick connected on a free position, and then Horgan concluded the run with back-to-back scores within two minutes of each other.
Detroit countered with another score by Hamze, her game high fifth of the contest, to end the game with a 19-9 victory. Erin Campbell chipped in with four goals, while Callahan finished with three for the Titans.
Stetson was outshot 40-13 in the game, but the Hatters were efficient with their chances. Stetson scored nine goals on just 13 shots. The Titans had the advantage on the ground, recording 21 ground balls to Stetson’s nine, and finished the game up 20-9 on draw controls.
Freshmen Caili Guilday and Whitney Meyers split time in goal. Guilday finished with nine saves in just over 45 minutes of action. Lexie McCormick picked up the win in net for the Titans, finishing with two saves in over 51 minutes.
Stetson will next play Kennesaw State on Sunday at the Athletic Training Center. It will mark the final home game of the season for the Hatters, and it is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.