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Duke Continues Homestand Against Boston College Friday
Release: 10/19/2012
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Game 13
Duke (5-6-1, 2-3-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (7-4-3, 2-1-2 ACC)
October 19, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium
ACC Digital Network

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Duke and Boston College square off at 7 p.m., Friday with the game to be broadcast live by the ACC Digital Network on YouTube ... Fans can tune in live online for the action ... Former Blue Devils head coach John Rennie will be the analyst on the call for the game.

Setting the Scene

  • Duke resumes its ACC schedule Friday against Boston College
  • The Blue Devils are 5-6-1 and are coming off a 2-0 win against Presbyterian Tuesday
  • Boston College was defeated by Brown, 1-0 in the midweek matchup
  • Boston College enters the game with a 7-4-3 overall record and a 2-1-2 record in ACC play.

The Series History

  • The Eagles lead the all-time series 6-4-0, but the Blue Devils own a 2-1 record against Boston College in games played in Durham.
  • Duke is 4-3-0 in regular season games vs. BC
  • In the last meeting, the Eagles edged Duke in the 2011 ACC Tournament semifinals, 2-1

Tale of the Tape




Overall Record



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Duke by the Numbers
50 - Wins at Duke for head coach John Kerr in his four-plus seasons at the helm
1102 - Minutes played by freshman Zach Mathers, the lone Blue Devil to play every minute this season
3 - Number of overtime games played between Duke and Boston College in the 10 all-time meetings
10 -  Goals Duke has scored in the second half this season.
0.40 - Assists per game for Ryan Thompson this season, tops among all rookies in the ACC
5 - Goals Duke has scored off of corner kicks this season
3 -  Goals allowed by Duke in the first half this season
.807 - Save percentage for goalkeeper James Belshaw this season, ranks second in the ACC
15 - Points by Duke center backs Sebastien Ibeagha and Zach Mathers this season
0.90 - Duke's goals-against average this season, one of four ACC teams to post a GAA less than one

Last Time Out
Duke defeated Presbyterian in a non-conference game Tuesday, 2-0 ... Senior goalkeeper James Belshaw earned his fourth shutout of the season in the win, making three saves ... Alex Saucuic scored his first career goal in the game as Duke outshot the Blue Hose 23-6.

In Conference Games
Duke holds a 2-3-1 record this season in ACC play with the most recent result being a 2-1 setback to No. 1 Maryland ... Under head coach John Kerr, Duke is 16-16-6 against ACC foes.
Scouting Boston College
Boston College enters Friday's contest with a 7-4-3 overall record and a 2-1-2 record in ACC play ... Forward Charlie Rugg leads the Eagles in goals  and points, with five and 14, respectively  ... Goalkeeper Justin Luthy, who has played the majority of the minutes in goal for the Eagles, has four shutouts this season and sports a .740 save-percentage.

Duke vs. Top 25 Opponents
Since the mid-1990s when Duke started tracking opponent rankings, the Blue Devils are 48-67-4 against top 25 opponents ... Duke is 2-4-0 against Boston College when the Eagles are ranked in the NSCAA top 25 ... The Blue Devils' last win over a top 25 opponent was a 1-0 win over Boston College in 2010.

Duke vs. Top 25 Boston College



L, 2-4

Durham, N.C.



W, 1-0(2OT)

Chestnut Hill, Mass.



W, 1-0

Durham, N.C.



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Two Goals Key to Blue Devils Victory
The Blue Devils fare well when they net two goals in a game, sporting a perfect 3-0-0 record in those instances ... Duke is 1-4-0 when scoring just one goal, with that victory being against NC State.

Duke Defense Provides Scoring Punch
Duke center backs Sebastien Ibeagha and Zach Mathers have combined for 15 points this season with five goals and five assists ... Ibeagha has five tallies and two assists, while Mathers has assisted on three goals.

Young Blue Devils Contributing Offensively
The Blue Devils have received 24 of their 42 points this season from either freshmen or sophomores ... The talented group of underclassmen have combined for six goals and 12 assists, including three game-winning scores.

Last Time They Met
The Eagles edged the Blue Devils last season in the ACC Tournament semifinals, 2-1 ... Nat Eggleston recorded the lone goal of the game for the Blue Devils in the loss ... James Belshaw tallied five saves.

In Common
Duke and Boston College have faced four of the same ACC squads this year in Maryland, NC State, Wake Forest and Clemson ... Both squads are 2-1-1 in the four games ... The Eagles and Blue Devils both defeated NC State and lost to Maryland ... BC defeated Wake Forest and tied Clemson, while Duke tied Wake Forest and defeated Clemson.

Sebastien Ibeagha Leads All Duke Scorers
Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha is having a standout junior season, anchoring Duke's backline to four shutouts and leading the offense with five goals and 12 points overall ... Ibeagha's five goals rank fourth in the league and are 95th among Division I players.

Next Up
Duke will conclude its four-game homestand  against Davidson at 7 p.m. Tuesday ... The Blue Devils closes their ACC schedule at Virginia Tech Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.

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