Chesapeake Bayhawks goalie Kip Turner (Severn) was named Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after making 16 saves in an 11-7 win over the host Ohio Machine on Saturday night that clinched a spot in next month’s playoffs.
“Kip has made a tremendous impact to our team,” coach Dave Cottle said. “He is an excellent clearer and he has been very solid between the pipes. His greatest attribute this year has been the timing of his saves. He has made great saves at key times.”
The award is Turner’s sixth career Defensive Player of the Week honor. In the first half Saturday night, Turner recorded several spectacular saves as the Bayhawks held the Machine to just two goals. In the third quarter he made seven saves while not allowing a goal as the Bayhawks built an 8-4 lead. Turner leads the league with a .557 save percentage and 9.98 goals-against average.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun