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Duke’s Duryea and Syracuse’s Levy and Radziewicz claim honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse’s Nicole Levy has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Orange teammate Alexa Radziewicz and Duke’s Kelsey Duryea are this week’s Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
Levy tied her career high with a team-high four goals in a road win at fourth-ranked Notre Dame, 12-11. The freshman attacker scored a pair of goals in the first half before her third goal tied the game 7-7 just over eight minutes into the second half. Her fourth and final goal of the day broke a 10-10 tie and gave Syracuse the lead for good.
On the defensive end for the Orange, freshman defender Radziewicz defended Notre Dame’s Cortney Fortunato, the nation’s leading goal scorer, and limited her to just one goal on a free position attempt with 4:14 remaining. Radziewicz also had one ground ball and a draw control.
Duke goalie Duryea held 13th-ranked Virginia to just two scores in the opening half en route to an 11-8 victory. She finished with double-digit saves for the fourth time on the season, making seven of her 12 stops in the second half. The Beverly, Massachusetts, native also registered at least four ground balls for the sixth time this year. Duryea and the defensive unit made several stands down the stretch that helped the Blue Devils remain in front despite being outdrawn 14-7 for the contest and 7-3 in the second half.