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March 19, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Maryland sophomore attackman Jay Carlson and Duke sophomore goaltender Kyle Turri have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday by the conference office. It is the first career ACC weekly award for both players.
Carlson set his career-high with five goals to lead No. 1 Maryland past an upset-minded Villanova squad on the road in slushy conditions. He scored twice near the end of the second quarter to give the Terrapins their first lead of the game at 4-3, and then added two goals in the third quarter to help Maryland build an 8-5 lead. After the Wildcats scored two to pull to within a goal, Carlson scored his fifth of the game to seal the win with 7:46 to play.
The native of Cockeysville, Md., is the first Maryland player to account for at least 50% of the team’s goals in a victory in which the Terrapins scored 10 or more goals since April 15, 2006 when Joe Walters had six of Maryland’s 11 goals in an 11-4 win at Johns Hopkins. Carlson has 12 goals on the season and ranks fifth in the ACC with 2.0 goals per game.
Turri turned in a stellar performance with a .657 save percentage and a 6.06 goals against average in a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils. In his third start of the year, Turri made nine stops on 17 shots faced and picked up three ground balls in an 11-8 win at No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday.
Three days later, the West Islip, N.Y., native had a career-high 15 saves on 19 shots in a 12-4 victory over Towson. He also had five ground balls in the victory over the Tigers. In his three starts this season, Turri is averaging 11 saves per game, owns a 6.67 goals against average, a .623 save percentage and a 3-0 record.