DURHAM, N.C. – After two more victories and extending its program record winning streak, the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (13-1-0, -0-0 ACC) look to keep the good times rolling as they welcome Miami to Durham for their 2017 Senior Day on Sunday, Oct. 15. As the Blue Devils aim to keep their program record 13-game winning streak intact, it’s time to take a look back at last week and the 2017 season as a whole with the ninth edition of the 2017 DWS Weekly Notebook.
The Blue Devils kept their winning streak alive last week with a pair of 2-0 victories at home to extend their winning streak to 13-straight matches. Goals from Kayla McCoy and Chelsea Burns spearheaded a Thursday night win against NC State, while Ella Stevens and Imani Dorsey posted scores to push Duke to a triumph against No. 16 Florida State.
Thursday, Oct. 5
No. 4 Duke def. NC State, 2-0 (Recap, Stats)
Sunday, Oct. 8
No. 4 Duke def. No. 16 Florida State, 2-0 (Recap, Stats)
Sunday, Oct. 15
No. 4 Duke (13-1-0, 6-0-0 ACC) vs. Miami (4-8-0, 0-6-0 ACC) – 12:00 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
DWS In The News…
- 4 Duke avenges last season’s loss to Florida State in 13th straight win (The Chronicle)
- Duke women’s soccer runs winning streak to a dozen with shutout of NC State (The Chronicle)
- Mitchell, Paschall on TopDrawerSoccer’s freshman top 100 rankings (TopDrawerSoccer.com)
- Stevens tabbed to TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (TopDrawerSoccer.com)
- Quinn, Dorsey, Stevens in top 25 of TopDrawerSoccer’s top players list (TopDrawerSoccer.com)
- Blue Devils hold steady at No. 4 in latest poll (United Soccer Coaches)
- Duke at No. 4 in Soccer America Top 25 (SoccerAmerica.com)
Blue Devils In The ACC & NCAA Statistical Standings…
|Category||Stat||ACC Rank||NCAA Rank|
|Goals Against Average||.494||1st||15th|
|Points Per Game||6.36||2nd||34th|
|SOG Per Game||7.50||3rd||42nd|
|Category||Stat||ACC Rank||NCAA Rank|
|SOG Per Game||1.92||2nd||34th|
|Goals Per Game||0.69||3rd||27th|
|Points Per Game||1.62||4th||31st|
|Shots Per Game||2.92||8th||146th|
|Goals Per Game||0.50||6th||92nd|
|Points Per Game||1.29||7th||99th|
|Goals Against Average||.514||1st||18th|
|Shots Per Game||2.93||7th||136th|
|Assists Per Game||0.36||6th||123rd|
Leading The Blue Devils…
Points: Imani Dorsey, 21
Goals: Imani Dorsey, 9
Assists: Ella Stevens, 5
Shots: Taylor Racioppi, 41
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 25
Game-Winning Goals: Chelsea Burns, 3
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.40
Saves: EJ Proctor, 29
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .829
2017 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…
- Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens & Imani Dorsey) at No. 6 North Carolina – Aug. 18, 2017 (24:46)
- Kayla McCoy (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (16:17)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (73:10)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. Xavier – Aug, 20, 2017 (89:40)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (44:15)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy & Taylor Racioppi) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (51:22)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (14:45)
- Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (21:14)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (61:42)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCW – Sept. 1, 2017 (38:55)
- Ella Stevens (Unassisted) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (23:59)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (55:12)
- Imani Dorsey (Rebecca Quinn) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (28:27)
- Kat McDonald (Unassisted) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (37:44)
- Kayla McCoy (Schuyler DeBree) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (52:27)
- Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (62:09)
- Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:11)
- Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:56)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (42:41)
- Ashton Miller (Imani Dorsey) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (50:49)
- Imani Dorsey (Karlie Paschall) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (58:42)
- Own Goal at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (59:15)
- Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (73:37)
- Malinda Allen (Schuyler DeBree, Ella Stevens) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (75:13)
- Ashton Miller (Unassisted) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (38:37)
- Kayla McCoy (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)
- Ella Stevens (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (23:50)
- Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (74:18)
- Ashton Miller (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (102:11)
- Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (36:49)
- Chelsea Burns (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (49:42)
- Ella Stevens (Chelsea Burns & Imani Dorsey) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (2:37)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (21:35)
Senior Day On Deck…
Duke’s next match will be its last at home for the 2017 regular season. The Blue Devils host the Miami Hurricanes Sunday, Oct. 15 for their 2017 Senior Day matchup. They will honor their eight seniors prior to the match: No. 1 Casey Martinez, No. 3 Imani Dorsey, No. 4 Ashton Miller, No. 13 Abby Pyne, No. 16 Mary Elizabeth Bender, No. 19 Schuyler DeBree, No. 24 Morgan Reid and No. 30 EJ Proctor.
Just Keep Winning, Just Keep Winning…
With Sunday’s 2-0 win against No. 16 Florida State, Duke women’s soccer extended their program record winning streak to 13-straight matches. During the streak, Duke has defeated four ranked opponents, shut out nine foes and went 2-0 at its home tournament for the first time since 2012.
New Record, Who Dis?…
The Blue Devils have not just won a program best 13-straight games, they’ve also started a perfect 6-0-0 in conference play, defeating Virginia Tech, No. 18 Notre Dame, Pitt, Louisville, NC State and No. 16 Florida State. The hot start to conference play is the best in school history, besting the original mark of 5-0-0 set in 1997.
Set Em Up, Shut Em Down…
There have been a number of storylines to this year’s Duke women’s soccer squad, but one of the best has been the play of the Blue Devil defense. On the year, Duke has allowed just seven goals, outscoring opponents 33-7, and has posted nine total shutouts. Over the last 10 matches, the Blue Devils have outscored foes 24-3 and shut out eight opponents, including picking up four ranked victories.
Duke leads the ACC with a .643 shutout percentage and a .494 goals against average, which stand 14th and 15th in the NCAA, respectively.
The Blue Devils have kept the performance going strong through ACC play, as they have earned clean sheets against five of their six conference opponents. That mark is tied for the fifth most in program history.
Goals On Goals On Goals…
The Blue Devils have also been a dominant threat on the attack thanks to the growing number of threats across the field. On the year, Duke has accumulated 33 goals, tops in the ACC and 19th in the nation and has scored multiple goals in 12 of its 14 matches so far this year. A total of nine Blue Devils have scored this year, showing the array of weapons head coach Robbie Church has at his disposal, led by senior Imani Dorsey (9 goals) and junior Kayla McCoy (7 goals).
DeBree And Stevens Reeling In The Awards…
After another flawless week on the field, a pair of Blue Devils pulled in hardware, as Schuyler DeBree earned ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors and Ella Stevens was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week. It was the first conference honor of DeBree’s career and the second for a Blue Devil this season, as EJ Proctor was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season. This is the second honor for Stevens, who was tabbed to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Third Team Preseason Best XI on Aug. 14. She is the second Blue Devil to land on the team this year, as Imani Dorsey earned the honor three-straight weeks from Sept. 5 – 19.
Proctor Nearly Flawless Between The Posts…
It was business as usual for senior EJ Proctor this past week, as she earned another pair of shutouts en route to leading the Blue Devils to their 13th-straight victory. She has been solely responsible for seven of Duke’s nine shutouts this year, moving her career total to 28, which is two behind Tara Campbell (2009-12) for third most shutouts in school history.
On the year, Proctor is tops in the ACC in shutouts (7) and goals against average (.514), while standing 16th and 18th in the nation, respectively.
Top Five, No Debating…
Duke continues to be a mainstay in the top five of all polls heading into the ninth week of play. The Blue Devils remained at No. 4 in all three polls (United Soccer Coaches, Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer). Duke has been ranked in the top five across the board for four-straight weeks.
Blue Devils In The RPI…
The first official NCAA women’s soccer RPI was released three weeks ago, with Duke opening the year at No. 6. That is the highest Duke has begun a season in the RPI since starting out at No. 3 in the first rankings of 2011.
Duke moved up to No. 4 two weeks ago and held strong at the fourth spot in the latest release. Duke’s Sunday afternoon foe, Miami, comes into the weekend at No. 163.
Gibbons Tabbed FC Kansas City Newcomer Of The Year, Heading To Land Down Under...
It’s been a week to remember for former Blue Devil great Christina Gibbons. The fifth overall pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft started all but one game this year for FCKC and led all players in minutes played with 2,083 while finishing with a goal and three assists. For her efforts, she was tabbed the team’s Newcomer of the Year.
Prior to receiving the honor, the Raleigh, N.C., native learned she would be taking her talents to Australia’s W-League, as FC Kansas City announced that she would be loaned to Melbourne Victory. Gibbons will return to Kansas City prior to the start of the 2018 season.
“I’m really excited to be joining Melbourne Victory this offseason,” Gibbons said. “Everyone has already been extremely welcoming and I’m eager to get over there, get lots of game experience and explore the culture.”
Blue Devils In The Record Book…
Several members of the 2017 DWS squad are made their way up the rankings in the Duke record book. Here’s where they stand heading into week six.
1. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 0.73
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 0.87
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 0.91
4. Robbie Coveleskie (1988-91) – 0.92
5. Cassidy Powers (2005-08) – 1.03
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 320
2. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 302
3. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 265
4. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 248
5. Isis Dallis (1997-2000) – 243
6. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 182
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 34.0
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 33.0
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 30.0
4. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 28.7
5. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 16.0
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 20
2. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 17
3. Elizabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 14
T4. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 11
T4. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 11
T6. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 10
T6. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 10
T6. Katherine Remy (1992-95) – 10
T9. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 9
T9. Ande Melde (1994-97) – 9
T9. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 9
T12. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 8
T12. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 8
T14. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 7
T14. Ella Stevens (2016-Present) – 7
T16. Toni Payne (2013-16) – 6
T16. Kasey Truman (1997-99, 2001) – 6
T16. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 6
Most Multi-Goal Games
1. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 10
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 8
3. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 7
4. Kim DeCesare (2009-13) – 6
T5. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 5
T5. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 5
T7. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 4
T7. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 4
9. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 4
T10. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 3
T10. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 3
Fans looking to attend Duke women’s soccer’s final home contest of the 2017 regular season can purchase tickets by contacting the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at (919) 681-BLUE (2583), calling (877) 375-3853 or visiting GoDuke.com/tickets.
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