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Syracuse’s Murray earns 300th career point; Maryland’s Douty earns second weekly honor
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse senior attacker Alyssa Murray and Maryland junior defender Megan Douty have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday by the conference.
Murray led the Orange to a 19-15 win over No. 8/9 Duke on March 29, while tying a season-high seven points on three goals and four assists. She also recorded her 300th career point in the win, making her just the third player in Syracuse women’s lacrosse history to reach the milestone. Five of her points came in the second half as Syracuse built a nine-goal lead. She assisted on SU’s first two goals of the second half and recorded two goals during a 5-0 scoring run that gave the Orange its largest lead of the game. Murray leads Syracuse with 23 assists and ranks second in points (49) and goals (26).
Douty was crucial to two strong defensive performances last week for the Terps as they held their 12th and 13th straight opponent to 10 or fewer goals in a pair of victories. Against Towson Wednesday, Douty picked up two ground balls and helped hold the Tigers to eight scores in a 19-8 win at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. In a pivotal ACC showdown with Boston College, Douty was critical to the Terps’ success around the crease, limiting BC to eight goals on 26 shots and recorded two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
ACC women’s lacrosse action continues tonight with Syracuse hosting Albany and American playing at Virginia.