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March 25, 2013

PSU Lacrosse players receive Little East Weekly Honors

Field named Goalie/Week; Giusti tabbed as Def. Player/Week

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University lacrosse teams were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday with Player of the Week honors for the third week of the spring season.

   
  Field Giusti
     

            Junior Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H./Hollis-Brookline) was named LEC Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week, and junior Scott Giusti (West Newton, Mass.) was selected LEC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. It's the first LEC weekly honor for each Panther standout this season, matching the same honor each received once last spring.

            A 5'5" junior, Field registered a 6.31 goals against average and a .636 save percentage in a 2-0 week for PSU. She made 11 saves in Wednesday's 8-7 win over Colorado College, including a stop on a free position shot with seven seconds left in the game that preserved the victory, and she tallied 10 saves in the first 54 minutes of Saturday's 16-5 win over Pacific (Ore.). Field also recorded 10 ground balls and four caused turnovers in the two games.

            The returning LEC Defensive Player of the Year, Field leads the conference this spring with a 6.55 goals against average and a .627 save percentage and ranks third with 10.7 saves per game.

            The Panther women (2-1) have had their game at Fitchburg State University on Tuesday (Mar. 26) postponed due to field conditions.  PSU is slated to play Thursday (Mar. 28) at Castleton State College.

            A 5'7", 205-pound junior, Giusti had an outstanding day at the face-off X in PSU's only game last week, a 14-7 non-conference win at Massachusetts Maritime. He won 17-of-25 face-offs (68.0 percent) and collected a team-high seven ground balls. Giusti also contributed to the offensive rush with his first goal of the season.

            Giusti has picked up 15 ground balls this season, second-most on the team, and he has won 44 of 69 face-offs.

            The PSU men (3-1), are back in action this Saturday (Mar. 30) in the Little East Conference opener against the University of Massachusetts Boston.  The game is slated for 12:30 p.m. at the Holderness School near the PSU campus. 

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