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March 13, 2006

Greensboro, N.C. – Kip Turner has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week after guiding Virginia to a 7-6 road victory over fifth-ranked Princeton on Sunday.

The junior goalie finished with 10 saves, his second-highest output of the season, while allowing just six goals to the previously unbeaten Tigers. Overall Turner faced 30 shots on the afternoon. His play helped hold Princeton scoreless for span of nearly 26 minutes from midway through the second quarter until early in the fourth. During that time the Cavaliers turned a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead.

With his team clinging to a 5-4 lead in the third quarter, Turner made a huge man-down to preserve the lead. The Severna Park, Md., native followed with another big save in the closing minutes of the game stopping a Princeton shot with two minutes remaining.

Turner and the Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday (March 14) as they host Mt. St. Mary’s at 7: pm at Klöckner Stadium.

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