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Blue Devils Travel to No. 4 Notre Dame Friday
Friday 09/26/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 9
Duke (4-2-2, 0-2-1 ACC) at No. 4 Notre Dame (3-0-3, 1-0-2 ACC)
Sept. 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame, Ind. | Alumni Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke looks to upend No. 4 Notre Dame on the road Friday Night
• The Blue Devils are looking for their first ACC victory and are 4-2-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the ACC
• This will be the first ACC meeting between the two schools
• The will be live video free of charge brought to fans by WatchND.tv
 
The Series History
Duke and Notre Dame will meet for the fifth time overall, for the second consecutive season and for the first time as ACC opponents ... The series is even at 2-2 with the Irish taking the most recent results in 2008 (4-1) and 2012 (1-0) ... Duke’s two wins came 1990 and 1992.
 
Tale of the Tape
 

Duke

ND

Overall Record

4-2-2

3-0-3

Goals-Shot attempts

12-141

10-112

Goals scored per game

1.5

1.67

Shots on goal-Attempts

54-141

39-112

SOG Pct.

0.383

0.348

Shots/Game

17.63

18.7

GAA

1.17

0.45

Corner Kicks

54

44

Penalty Kicks

1-2

0-0

Yellow cards

13

7

Red cards

0

0

 
Duke by the Numbers
4 – Goals by Huitema in the previous three games
3 – Of four goals scored by Brody Huitema that have been assisted by Seo-In Kim
2 – Goals scored on corner kicks against Wright State Tuesday night
21 –  Of Duke’s 35 points scored by freshmen and sophomores this season
9 – Second half goals for the Blue Devils this season, compared to just two in the first half
0 – Losses for the Blue Devils when they trail at halftime this season
6 – Blue Devils who have started all eight games this season
30 – More shots Duke has taken in the second half than its opponents this season
 
About the Blue Devils
Duke takes to the road for an ACC matchup with No. 4 Notre Dame Friday night ... The Blue Devils are 0-2-1 in conference action and 4-2-2 overall after a 2-1 midweek win over Wright State ... Rookie forward Brody Huitema has caught fire lately, scoring four goals in three games ... Classmate Seo-In Kim has four assists, three of which have been to Huitema, to lead all Blue Devils ... Sebastien Ibeagha has been the anchor to the defense and has two goals in addition to his defensive duties ... In goal, Alex Long has played all 769 minutes and sports a .750 save percentage and 1.17 goals against average ... Duke is 1-1-0 on the road this season.
 
About the Irish
Notre Dame comes into Friday night well rested following six days off after a 1-1 double overtime tie at Boston College last Saturday ... The Irish are unbeaten at 3-0-3 and are 1-0-2 in the ACC with ties to BC and then-No. 1 North Carolina and  a win at Syracuse ... Leon Brown is the top scorer with four goals and eight points, while Harrison Shipp has seven points from a pair of tallies and three helpers ... Defensively, Notre Dame has been outstanding in allowing just three goals in six games ... The Irish have three shutouts with Patrick Wall in the net ... Wall has 21 saves in his six starts and a 0.45 goals against average and a .875 save percentage.
 
Last Time Out
A pair of corner kicks proved to be the difference for the Blue Devils Tuesday night against Wright State ... Freshman Brody Huitema and senior Sebastien Ibeagha both netted header goals on corner kick services to lift Duke to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Raiders ... Seo-In Kim provided Huitema’s assist and Sean Davis was on the other end of Ibeagha’s goal ... Alex Long made two stops to collect his fourth win of the year.
 
Holy Huitema
Rookie striker Brody Huitema has caught fire for the Blue Devils, scoring four goals in the past three games ... His first career tally came at Davidson and sparked a 3-2 come-from-behind win in which he scored the overtime winner ... Two of his goals came on corner kicks, while the other two came in the run of play.
 
Comeback Kids
For the second time in a week, Duke responded with a pair of late second half goals to come away with a win ... The Blue Devils fell behind 2-0 to Davidson Sept. 17 before rallying for the 3-2 overtime thriller ... A week later, Duke went down early in the game, but used a pair of goals in the final 20-plus minutes to earn the 2-1 win over Wright State ... Duke is 2-0-1 when opponents score first this season and 2-0-1 when trailing at the half.
 
Duke in the ACC Under Kerr
The Blue Devils are 17-18-6 in ACC regular season games since 2008 ... Duke captured four wins in both 2009 and 2011 and have three in the other three seasons ... The Blue Devils have fared the best against Virginia Tech (5-0-1) and Clemson (3-1-1) since 2008.
 
Duke in Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played three overtime games this season, tying Rutgers and Virginia and Tech 1-1 in 110 minutes of action and beating Davidson 3-2 in OT ... Overall, Duke has played 119 overtime games in its history and is 44-36-39 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-19 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers. ... The Blue Devils played a program-high seven overtime games in 2010.
 
Kim and Huitema Connection
Seo-In Kim and Brody Huitema have been on the same page in the past few outings ... The rookies have combined for four goals and three assists since Sept. 17 ... Three of Kim’s four assists have been on Huitema scores this season with two of them coming off of corner kick services.
 
Young Blue Devils Contributing
Twenty-one of Duke’s 35 points this season have come from freshmen and sophomores ... Freshman Brody Huitema has a team-high nine points, while sophomore Zach Mathers has six ... Rookie Seo-In Kim has four assists and Jimmy Doll and Luis Rendon round out the underclassmen with one helper apiece.
 
Next Up
The Blue Devils return home to host UNC Wilmington Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. ... The meeting with the Seahawks is the first of Duke’s final two non-conference games of the year.
 
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