One record, one award for FLC lacrosse’s defensewoman Duffey

Katlyne Duffey’s record defense earned her more than a 3-1 start.

Duffey, a freshman defender for the Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse team, set a new FLC record with seven caused turnovers against Adams State on Saturday. Then Wednesday, she was named the Western Intercollegiate lacrosse Assocation Defensive Player of the Week.

The 5-foot-8 player’s eight ground balls against the Grizzlies ranks second in school history, too.

“Duffey had a solid game against Adams,” FLC head lacrosse coach Kelsey MacDonald said in a news release to The Durango Herald. “She read what their attack was trying to do and came up with big stops, interceptions and 50-50 balls. She did her job defensively.”

As a team, the Skyhawks set a single-game record for caused turnovers with 29 against Adams State in their 10-4 victory.

The Fort Lewis women (3-1 overall, 2-1 WILA) play West Chester at 1 p.m. today in West Chester, Penn., then play Millersville at 11 a.m. Saturday in Millersville, Penn.

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