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Kyle Beauregard Nets Game Winner As Titans Surge Past Robert Morris In OT

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PONTIAC, Mich. (2/21/2015) — Sophomore Kyle Beauregard (Clarkston, Mich. / Notre Dame Prep) scored his first three collegiate goals, but it was his last that was the most memorable as the University of Detroit Mercy men’s lacrosse team came back to defeat Robert Morris, 11-10, on Saturday at Ultimate Soccer Arenas.

Freshman Mark Anstead (Potomac, Md. / Gonzaga) had three goals and three assists for his first career hat trick and senior Brandon Beauregard (Clarkston, Mich. / Notre Dame Prep) tallied two goals and four points.

In a game that featured seven ties and a number of lead changes, Detroit (2-1) was able to post the golden goal in overtime. UDM took possession from the start as junior Damien Hicks (Copiague, N.Y. / Copiague) was able to come up with his 10th faceoff victory on the day.

The Titans were able to get off a couple of shots, but Robert Morris (0-3) kept the ball out of the net. The Colonials then attempted to clear the ball, but it sailed over a player giving Detroit another chance at the win. The red, white and blue then set up the final play with senior Mike Birney (Plymouth, Mich. / Catholic Central) finding the younger Beauregard and he ignited the crowd by beating the keeper.

Birney finished with three points on two goals and an assist along with tying for the team lead with three ground balls. Hicks finished 10-of-24 in faceoffs with three ground balls and senior Chris Shevins (Merrick, N.Y. / Mepham) totaled two caused turnovers and two GB’s. Freshman Will Kane (Dallas, Texas / Dallas Jesuit) made his collegiate debut and started at defense collecting two ground balls and a caused turnover, while sophomore Jason Weber (Whitby, Ont. / Christ School (N.C.) got the win in net posting 16 saves.

Detroit got off to a slow start as Robert Morris ran off three-straight goals before B. Beauregard took a pass from Birney and made it 3-1 late in the first.

RMU then took a 4-1 lead at the 12:19 mark of the second when the Titans went on a 3-0 run. Senior Scott Drummond (Birmingham, Mich. / Seaholm (Roanoke) found Anstead and he buried the ball in the back of the net. Birney then raced downed the field and fired one past the goalie and Anstead followed with an unassisted marker to square the game at 4-4 with 4:39 left in the period.

The Colonials went ahead 5-4, but B. Beauregard tied it up at 3:37. A little more than a minute later, he added another point finding Anstead for his hat trick goal and giving Detroit a 6-5 lead at the break.

The second half saw Detroit and Robert Morris trade goals with K. Beauregard scoring his other two markers in the fourth. His first of the game off a feed from Anstead gave the Titans a 9-8 lead with 10:04 remaining, while his second, off another Anstead helper, had UDM in front, 10-9, with just 1:40 on the clock.

Detroit will now get ready for a busy weekend of lacrosse as the Titans head to Louisville, Kentucky, to face Marquette on Friday and host Bellarmine on Sunday. Game time against the Golden Eagles on Friday, Feb. 27, is set at 5:00 p.m., (EST) at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium at Bellarmine.

Game Notes:
Detroit is now 1-5 all-time against Robert Morris… This is the second time Detroit and Robert Morris have gone into overtime as RMU won 14-13 back in 2011… UDM is 4-5 all-time in overtime and all nine games have been decided in the first extra session… Anstead’s six points are the most by a freshman since Shayne Adams (St. Catharines, Ont. / Denis Morris) tallied seven against Mercer in 2011… Adams’ goal extended his NCAA point-scoring streak to 49 consecutive games… K. Beauregard had just one shot in his career coming into the game… The Titans are currently 2-1 on the season, only the third time they have ever been above .500 after its 5-4 record through nine games in 2012 and their season-opening victory last year…

Titan fans, remember to follow #DetroitsCollegeTeam on Twitter and InstagramInstagram at @DetroitTitans and remember to like the Titans on Facebook.

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