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Notre Dame’s Doss and Perkovic and North Carolina’s Kelly honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame’s Sergio Perkovic has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Shane Doss and North Carolina’s Stephen Kelly are this week’s Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
Perkovic scored Notre Dame’s final two goals in an 8-7 overtime thriller against Virginia. The junior midfielder scored the game-tying goal with 23.9 seconds remaining in the fourth period before putting away the golden goal 29 seconds into overtime for the Irish’s first ACC win of the season. Perkovic finished four points on three goals and an assist.
Junior goalie Doss made 14 saves in Notre Dame's overtime win over the Cavaliers, while holding them without a goal for the first 22:20 of the game. Along with his double-digit saves total, he also added four ground balls to his stat line. Doss ranks second nationally in both goals-against average (5.94) and save percentage (.624), and has limited all six opponents to date to single-digit goals.
North Carolina midfielder Kelly played an integral role for the Tar Heels in wins over Manhattan and No. 19 Richmond. He won 33 of 39 face-offs in the two games and scooped up 16 ground balls, allowing the Tar Heels to dominate possession in both victories. Against Manhattan, Kelly set the school record for face-off winning percentage in a game by winning all 16 of his face-offs. He came back with a tremendous performance against the Spiders, winning 17 of 23 draws and collecting a game-high seven ground balls as the Tar Heels took charge early and pulled away for a 15-6 win.