Tiffin University (2-2) hung with 17th ranked Mercyhurst early but a late first half surge by the Lakers eventually led to a 16-6 loss on the road.
With the score tied 3-3 at 17:12, Mercyhurst made its move, closing out the first half with a 4-0 run to take a 7-3 halftime lead.
The Lakers never looked back, opening the second half on a 5-2 run that gave them a 12-5 lead with 15 minutes remaining. TU managed just one more goal the rest of the way.
Overall Mercyhurst controlled the stats, outshooting TU 38-22 and winning the draws 16-8. They also held a 22-13 ground ball edge.
Tiffin had 15 turnovers in the contest and, though holding the Lakers to just 2 for 8 on free position shots, managed only one free position goal of their own on four attempts.
Kat Schneeberger took the loss in goal, making 15 saves over 60 minutes.