Duke lacrosse players honored; UNC tennis wins; Duke vaulter honored

From News ReleasesMarch 26, 2014 

— Senior defender Taylor Virden, junior attacker Kerrin Maurer and sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea were named to Inside Lacrosse’s midseason All-America lists Tuesday.

Virden, a first-team IWLCA All-America pick in 2013, was tabbed to the midseason first team, while Maurer appeared on the second team list and Duryea, a second team IWLCA All-American in the net last season, was on the third team.

They were also selected to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award women’s watch list presented by Panama Jack last month.

The eighth-ranked Blue Devils face a tough ACC road test this weekend, traveling to No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

• Duke sophomore midfielder Deemer Class was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in a 21-7 win against Syracuse. Class totaled 14 points on seven goals and seven assists in the game.

He started the week with a goal and three assists in Duke’s 19-4 win over Furman.

Women’s tennis

North Carolina: The No. 10 Tar Heels (17-3) took a 6-1 victory against No. 9 Northwestern in Chapel Hill, as Caroline Price and Whitney Kay fell behind early, but rallied for the 8-5 victory to get momentum going in favor of the Tar Heels.

UNC’s third doubles team of Ashley Dai and Tessa Lyons also fell behind early, but came all the way back to post an 8-6 victory to clinch the doubles point.

Top-ranked Jamie Loeb made easy work of No. 36 Veronica Corning at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2, 6-2 to run her record to 38-2. At No. 4 singles, Whitney Kay finished not long after Loeb with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Manon Peri.

Ashley Dai clinched the victory at No. 6 singles with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, win over Jillian Rooney.

Price won at No. 3 and Hayley Carter at No. 2 to make it 6-0. Northwestern (9-5) won at No. 5 to avoid a sweep.

Track and Field

Duke: The ACC named sophomore Megan Clark the performer of the week, one day after she received the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week honor. The conference performer of the week award is the third for Clark in 2014 and the first of the outdoor season.

Clark won the pole vault at the Carolina Relays in Chapel Hill on Saturday, posting a school-record mark of 14-7.25 (4.45). Her effort surpassed former Olympian Jillian Schwartz’s record of 14-2.00 (4.31), set in 2001. Clark, who owns the highest collegiate clearance in the nation this season, cleared the height on her first attempt.

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