@ACCWLax: Maryland and Syracuse Collect Weekly Honors
Tuesday February 25, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland redshirt junior attacker Brooke Griffin and Syracuse sophomore attacker Kayla Treanor have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Maryland redshirt junior goalkeeper Abbey Clipp has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week as announced Tuesday by the conference.
Griffin led the Terps to a pair of wins, including a convincing 14-7 victory at No. 7 Penn State on Feb. 22. The Edgewater, Md., native totaled 14 points on 11 goals and three assists in the two wins to help keep Maryland undefeated. In Maryland’s 18-8 win over Boston University, Griffin posted four goals and two assists, while also pitching in on defense with a caused turnover and a ground ball. Griffin followed that performance with a career-high seven goals and an assist to lead the Terps to their first win of the season over a nationally-ranked foe.
Treanor played a part in seven of Syracuse’s goals in its ACC debut - an 18-14 win at No. 9/13 Virginia on Feb. 23. She contributed to SU’s scoring early as she recorded a goal and an assist during the Orange’s 4-0 scoring run during the first seven minutes of the game. After Virginia cut Syracuse’s lead to two, 10 minutes into the second half, Treanor scored three goals and an assist during a 5-1 run, which gave Syracuse its largest lead of the game, 18-12 with just under five minutes to play.
Clipp put together the finest outing of her career against Penn State with a career-high 21 saves, including 12 in the first half, while helping the Maryland defense sustain a rare 36-31 shot deficit on the day. Clipp’s 21 saves were three shy of the Maryland single-game record held by Denise Wescott in 1977, and the most since Virginia’s Andrea Pfeiffer posted 22 against Princeton in the 2004 national championship game. The Ellicott City, Md., native record three saves in 30 minutes against Boston University.
ACC women’s lacrosse action continues tonight with Maryland playing at Hofstra.