Chad Tutton rallies Tar Heels past Duke, Matt Rees and Co. hold off Boston U.
Offensive Player of the Week
Chad Tutton, University of North Carolina
Senior | Midfielder | 6-2 | 220 | Courtice, Ontario
Tutton scored a career-high four goals, including the go-ahead and game-winning goals, to lead North Carolina past then-No. 6 Duke, 15-14, on Sunday.
Tutton’s four scores came on just seven shots with three occurring in the second half. UNC tied Duke early in the fourth quarter before Tutton made it 12-11 with 12 minutes to play. After Duke matched the score, Tutton scored two straight to seal the contest.
It was the Tar Heels’ first win against Duke at Fetzer Field since 2003.
No. 4 North Carolina (10-1) faces No. 8 Virginia (8-2) Friday.
Defensive Player of the Week
Matt Rees, U.S. Naval Academy
Sophomore | Defense | 6-5 | 210 | Sykesville, Maryland
Rees caused six turnovers and grabbed five ground balls to lead Navy’s defensive effort in a 14-6 victory against then-No. 19 Boston University on Saturday.
Rees and the Midshipmen held Boston’s top-10 scoring offense to less than half of its season average. Rees’ performance also improved him 10th among NCAA Division I players in caused turnovers per game.
Navy (7-3) next meets Loyola Maryland (5-5) on Saturday.
Navy becomes the 8th @PL_MLAX team to spend time in the rankings this season as the Mids enter both the Media and Coaches polls at No. 18.— Patriot League MLAX (@PL_MLAX) March 30, 2015