Brooks, Fluharty Named @ACCFieldHockey Players Of The Week
Tuesday October 29, 2013
Syracuse forward, Maryland midfielder lead wins over ranked teams
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse junior forward Lauren Brooks and Maryland junior midfielder Maxine Fluharty have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Co-Players of the Week.
Brooks scored winning goals for the third-ranked Orange in back-to-back victories over 16th-ranked Wake Forest and Cornell. In Saturday’s match vs. Wake Forest, the Lancaster, Pa., native set the tone early by scoring the game’s first goal in the 12th minute on a nifty reverse-stick shot from the top of the circle in a match Syracuse went on to win, 5-2. On Sunday against Cornell, Brooks again scored the game’s first goal, this time in the sixth minute, before netting the game-winner in overtime for a 3-2 Orange victory.
Brooks has a team-high 12 goals on the season and leads Syracuse with four game-winning goals, two of which have come in overtime. Brooks also had the winning goal in overtime versus No. 7 Duke on Oct. 11.
Fluharty helped jump-start Maryland’s offense with two goals in a 4-1 win over No. 5 Virginia, clinching the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Field Hockey Championship for the Terrapins. The Millsboro, Del., native buried Maryland’s second goal for a 2-0 lead in the 13th minute versus the Cavaliers, taking a pass from Anna Dessoye and sending the shot home from the top left part of the circle. She then gave the Terps a 3-0 lead with just over 90 seconds to play in the first half, when she scored on a rebound of Sarah Sprink’s shot on a penalty corner.
Fluharty picked up an assist in Sunday’s 9-0 rout of Georgetown, giving her five points for the weekend.