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Donahue records seven points in a win over Duke; Doss posts the second shutout in ND history
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Syracuse’s Dylan Donahue has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Notre Dame’s Shane Doss is the Defensive Player of the Week.
Donahue tallied a season-best seven points, including a game-high five goals, as top-ranked Syracuse handed No. 4 Duke its worst loss in over a decade, 19-7, Sunday at the Carrier Dome. Donahue had one goal and one assist in an early 4-0 scoring spurt that gave the Orange control of the contest. He also scored consecutive goals in the second quarter as part of a 9-0 Syracuse run that put the game away. In the second half, the red-shirt junior from Camillus, New York, struck twice more, including scoring his NCAA-leading ninth extra-man goal of the year midway through the fourth quarter. With the performance, Donahue extended his goal-scoring streak to 16 straight games and his team-leading streak of the consecutive games with a point to 30.
Doss started and played all but 4:25 between the pipes in the Fighting Irish’s 9-0 shutout of Ohio State. The sophomore stopped 11 Buckeye shots and helped the Irish defense negate four man-up opportunities during his time in the game. The 9-0 victory marked the second shutout in program history, and first since 1984. The Glen Ridge, New Jersey, native has rejected 10-or-more shots four times this season.
League play continues on this weekend with No. 2 Notre Dame hosting No. 1 Syracuse on Saturday, March 28 at Noon, and No. 4 North Carolina hosting No. 6 Duke on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. Both games will air on ESPNU/WatchESPN app. The ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be played at PPL Park in Philadelphia April 24 and 26, with the top four finishers from the regular season competing in the tournament. The fifth-place team that does not qualify for the Championship will play Penn on Saturday, April 25 at PPL Park. Single game and all-session tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets.