Donahue’s huge first half propels the Orange, Behring the Stags’ brick wall


Offensive Player of the Week

Dylan Donahue, Syracuse
Junior (RS) | Attack | 5-9 | 173 | Camillus, New York

Syracuse sophomore Dylan Donahue totaled a season-high seven points to lead the top-ranked Orange’s domination of Duke on Sunday.

Donahue scored five of Syracuse’s goals in the 19-7 romp. He delivered three goals and two assists before halftime as the Orange raced to a 13-1 lead against the then-No.

4 Blue Devils.

Donahue earned at least a share of Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in the seven weeks it has been awarded this season.

No. 1 Syracuse (7-0) faces No. 2 Notre Dame (5-1) Saturday, March 28, in South Bend, Indiana.

#CuseTV: Watch the highlights from #1 @CuseMLAX‘s dominant 19-7 win over #4 Duke

— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) March 22, 2015

Defensive Player of the Week

Tyler Behring, Fairfield
Sophomore | Goalkeeper | 5-8 | Little Silver, New Jersey

Fairfield’s Tyler Behring posted 22 saves in an 11-5 win against UMass-Lowell and 11-4 victory against then-No. 17 Villanova last week.

Behring tallied a 3.56 goals against average and .759 save percentage in the two games. Against UMass-Lowell, Behring made six saves, allowed only three goals and collected a career-high seven ground balls. Facing Villanova, Behring totaled a career-best 16 saves an shut down the Wildcats’ offense for the entire second and third quarters.

Fairfield (5-4) takes a three-game winning streak into conference play, visiting Drexel (4-5) on Saturday, March 28.

MLAX: @StagsMensLax defeats #20 Villanova 11-4 behind 4 goals from Neubauer and 16 saves by Behring #GoStags

— Fairfield Athletics (@FairfieldStags) March 21, 2015

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