DURHAM, N.C.—For the third time this season Duke senior attackman Justin Guterding was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Guterding joined an elite group over the weekend, leading the Blue Devils to a thrilling win over rival North Carolina.
Guterding, Duke’s top scorer, registered four goals and added three assists for seven points to lead Duke to an 11-10 win over the Tar Heels and become the third player in Duke history and the 13th player in NCAA Division I history to record 300 career points. The Garden City, N.Y., native had a hand in seven of Duke’s 11 goals and netted the game winner as Duke rallied from 9-7 down to the 11-10 win.
Trailing 4-1 early in the second quarter, Guterding tallied two goals and assisted on a third to help the Blue Devils to a 5-5 draw at the half. In the second half, the senior captain provided a pair of assists, including one with one second left in the third quarter to pull Duke within one, 9-8, heading into the final frame.
The seven points pushed his season total to 66 off of 37 goals and 29 assists and his career totals to 304 from 183 tallies and 121 helpers. He sits in a tie with former Duke great Jordan Wolf for third on the career points list and passed Wolf for third on the career assists chart. He is four points shy of becoming the first player in Duke history to score 70 points in each of his four seasons.
Duke, ranked fifth in the latest USILA poll, is 9-2 overall on the year and 1-1 in ACC play. The Blue Devils travel to No. 12 Notre Dame Saturday for the third of their four conference matchups. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m., at Arlotta Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPNU. A limited number of tickets remain for the game and can be purchased at http://www.und.com/tickets.