March 21, 2016
University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse midfielder and All-American Sergio Perkovic and Irish goaltender Shane Doss both claimed Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week honors Monday for men’s lacrosse.
Perkovic won the honor on offense, while Doss shared the defensive honor with Stephen Kelly of North Carolina.
Perkovic, a junior from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, accounted for three goals Saturday as the second-rated Irish moved their record to 5-1 with an 8-7 overtime home triumph over Virginia.
He scored Notre Dame’s game-tying goal with :23.9 seconds remaining in the fourth period, then won the game on the first shot in overtime, 29 seconds into the extra period. Perkovic had another goal (in the third period) and also added an assist. It’s the third time in 2016 Perkovic has notched at least three goals in a game (he had four each versus Georgetown and Detroit).
Doss, a junior from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, finished with 14 saves in the Irish win over the Cavaliers, holding Virginia off the scoreboard for the first 22:20 of the contest. That tied his season high for saves (he also had 14 against Georgetown to open the season).
Doss currently leads the ACC and ranks second nationally in both save percentage (.624) and goals-against average (5.94). Notre Dame as a team leads the country in defense (tied with Yale), allowing 6.33 goals per contest.
Perkovic and Doss also won these same conference awards after Notre Dame’s season-opening victory against Georgetown.
The Irish, rated second in the latest Inside Lacrosse (media), USILA (coaches) and Lacrosse magazine polls released Monday, continue their 2016 schedule Saturday with a 1 p.m. EDT game at Ohio State..
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