DURHAM, N.C.—Days after being named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, senior goaltender Danny Fowler was voted the USILA/BSN Division I Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Loyola.
Outstanding between the pipes for the Blue Devils, Fowler backstopped Duke to a 15-7 victory over 12th-ranked Loyola with 14 saves. The Greyhounds, featuring a high-powered offense and the nation’s leader in points per game, were held to just six goals and only one assist with Fowler leading the defensive unit for 58 minutes.
With the Wantagh, N.Y., native spearheading the effort, Loyola managed just 14 shots in the opening half and only five in the second quarter as Duke outscored the Greyhounds 5-0 en route to the eight-goal victory. The seven goals overall were the fewest scored by Loyola this season, while Fowler’s 14 saves were a season high. For the year, Fowler sports an 8.46 goals against average, a .542 save percentage and a 5-2 overall record.
The Blue Devils are 6-2 overall and a winner of four straight, including a pair of top-20 victories. Duke returns to action March 18 at Georgetown. Faceoff is set for 12 p.m.