Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/23/21 – From Press Release
Virginia senior attackman Matt Moore (Garnet Valley) was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, and Duke graduate goalie Mike Adler (St. Joseph’s Transfer) claimed ACC Defensive Player of the Week laurels in the latest ACC weekly honors, which were announced Tuesday.
Moore scored a game-high five goals in Virginia’s road win Saturday at No. 11 Loyola. A native of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, Moore scored three goals in the third quarter, twice giving UVA the lead, including giving UVA the lead for good at 10-9 with 2:58 left in the third. From nearly a negative angle dodging from the X, he iced the game with his unassisted goal with 5:21 left to play, putting UVA up by two goals, 14-12. Moore also picked up four ground balls in the victory.
Adler was strong in goal in Duke’s 19-7 win at Towson, making eight saves and allowing just two goals in 45 minutes of action. After making three saves in the first half, Adler recorded five stops in the third as Duke held Towson without a goal for 34 minutes, 21 seconds. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Adler sports a 7.85 goals against average and .590 save percentage this season.
ACC teams hold half of the top 10 spots in the USILA poll this week: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia, No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 10 Syracuse. Notre Dame opens its season at 4 p.m. Saturday against Robert Morris on ACC Network. The league schedule begins at 6 p.m. Saturday on ACCN with Virginia renewing its rivalry with Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.
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