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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse junior attackman Kevin Rice and senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday by the league.
Rice posted his second eight-point game of the season, scoring a career-high four goals and passing out four assists to lead Syracuse to a 14-8 victory over St. John’s at the inaugural Cobb County Lacrosse Classic in Kennesaw, Ga. Six of his points (three goals, three assists) came during a 10-1 Orange run that broke open a 2-2 game. Rice is the first SU player to record multiple eight-point games in the same season since Ryan Powell and Liam Banks did so in 2000. It was also Rice’s ninth career three-plus assist game.
Lamolinara anchored an Orange defense that held St. John’s to just four goals in the first three quarters of the 14-8 triumph over the Redstorm in the Cobb County Lacrosse Classic. Lamolinara made 12 saves in 45 minutes of work, including 11 in the first half. Seven of his saves came during an 8-0 Orange run; a stretch in which the SU defense shut out the Red Storm for nearly 26 minutes (25:21). Lamolinara also picked up five ground balls.
ACC men’s lacrosse action continues tonight with No. 4/6 Duke hosting Marquette and No. 5/4 North Carolina hosting Bucknell. Both games can be watched on ESPN3.