DETROIT, Mich.- The Marist men's lacrosse team lost a hard fought overtime game 8-7, against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Detroit on Saturday afternoon. Detroit was the preseason favorite to win the MAAC.
Evan Guarini (Long Valley, N.J.) led the Red Foxes in scoring on the day with three goals. Connor Rice (Penfield, N.Y.) also contributed to the Marist offense with one goal and three assists, while Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.), Brendan Woods (Essex, Conn) and Colin Joka (Conshohocken, Pa.) each added a goal.
Guarini started gave the Red Foxes (3-3, 1-1 MAAC) the opening lead scoring their first goal at the 13:38 mark of the first period off of an assist from Joka.
Scott Drummond and Detroit answered back with a goal one minute and six seconds later to tying the game at one.
At the 11:21 mark, Joka gave the Foxes the lead again with a goal assisted by Rice after picking up a ground ball.
The Titans tied the game again with a goal by Alex Maini at the 9:52 mark, but Rice responded with his only goal of the day giving the Foxes a 3-2 lead with 8:12 remaining.
Detroit tied the game at three with 11:51 remaining in the second. Marist answered back with a goal by Woods at the 3:10 mark giving Marist a 4-3 lead going into halftime.
Coming out of the half Detroit tied the game at four at the 11:45 mark with a goal by Shayne Adams.
With a little over five minutes remaining in the period Nesmith scored off of a ground ball pickup by Connor Rice giving Marist a 5-4 lead.
The Titans tied the game at five with 3:57 remaining and then scored two more times before the period ended, giving them a 7-5 lead.
Evan Guarini help Marist fight back from a 7-5 deficit by scoring his second and third goals in the fourth quarter and tying the game at seven, sending it into overtime.
In overtime Detroit scored coming out of a Marist timeout with 1:30 remaining in the period giving them the 8-7 win over the Red Foxes.
The Red Foxes will head to Lexington, Virginia next Saturday, March 31, to take on the Virginia Military Institute, starting at 1 P.M.