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Duke Looks to Continue Shutout Streak Friday Night
Tuesday 10/10/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 13
Duke (4-4-4, 0-3-3 ACC) vs. NC State (4-3-3, 1-3-2 ACC)
Oct. 11, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke continues its four-game ACC stretch with NC State Friday night
• The Blue Devils are coming off of a 0-0 tie with No. 23 Virginia Tuesday night, the second consecutive shutout
• NC State is coming off of a 2-2 tie with Wake Forest Tuesday
 
The Series History
• Duke and NC State are meeting for the 85th time in the programs’ histories
• The Wolfpack holds a commanding 55-23-6 lead in the series, but it is Duke which has won the past two outings
• Duke is 2-2-1 against NC State under head coach John Kerr and is 6-3-1 in the past 10 matches
 
Tale of the Tape

 

Duke

NCSU

Overall Record

4-4-4

4-3-3

Goals-Shot attempts

14-171

14-172

Goals scored per game

1.17

1.4

Shots on goal-Attempts

68-171

79-172

SOG Pct.

0.398

0.459

Shots/Game

14.25

17.2

GAA

1.15

1.38

Corner Kicks

74

64

Penalty Kicks

1-2

1-2

Yellow cards

20

8

Red cards

0

0

 
Duke by the Numbers
4 – Games between Duke and NC State that have gone into overtime with two of those coming in 2009 and 2010
54 – Saves by Alex Long this season, ranking second in the ACC and 25th nationally
10 – Saves by Alex Long, a career high, against No. 23 Virginia Tuesday night
70 – Games in between 10-plus save performances by a Duke goalkeeper, spanning from Sept. 3, 2010 to Oct. 8, 2013
3 – First-half goals allowed by the Blue Devils this season
2 – Times Duke and NC State both have been shut out this season
231:25 – Minutes since Duke gave up a goal
11 – Wins for Duke over NC State in the past 15 matches
13 – Goals allowed by NC State in conference play, five of which came against Syracuse
7 – Days until Duke’s next game, the Blue Devils’ first midweek break since the first week of September
 
About the Blue Devils
Duke continues its four-game ACC stretch with NC State Friday night ... The Blue Devils are coming off of a 0-0 draw with No. 23 Virginia Tuesday ... Duke has not given up a goal in 231:25 and has four shutouts overall this season ... Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Long has been outstanding with 17 saves in the past two games, including a career-high 10 against the Cavaliers ... Brody Huitema is the team’s top scorer with five goals, while rookie Seo-In Kim has four assists ... Sebastien Ibeagha has anchored the defense that sports a 1.15 goals against average, while contributing a pair of tallies on set pieces.
 
Scouting the Wolfpack
NC State comes into Friday night with a 4-3-3 record after a 2-2 draw with Wake Forest Tuesday night ... The Wolfpack has 14 goals on the season for an average of 1.40 per game and has been shut out twice ... Nick Surkamp headlines the offense with nine points from four goals and an assists and Alex Martinez has chipped in a goal and four assists for six points ... In goal, Fabian Otte has played all but 110 minutes and owns a 1.45 goals against average, a .714 save percentage and three shutouts ... The Wolfpack is 2-1-2 on the road and 0-1-1 in ACC games away from home.
 
Last Time We Met
Sebastien Ibeagha scored midway through the first half and proceeded to anchor the Duke defense to a 1-0 victory at NC State in 2012 ... The center back headed home a corner kick for the game winner ... NC State had the 15-12 advantage in shots, but the four saves by James Belshaw proved to be enough for Duke to come away with the road victory.
 
Long Coming Up Big
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Long has been impressive lately with seven and 10 saves against North Carolina and Virginia, respectively ... Long’s 10 saves were a career-high and were the most by a Blue Devil goalkeeper since James Belshaw had 15 against Louisville Sept. 3, 2010 ... Duke has played 70 games in between that game and the Virginia contest.
 
Duke in the ACC Under Kerr
The Blue Devils are 17-19-8 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 five overtime games this season, tying North Carolina, Rutgers and Virginia Tech and Virginia in 110 minutes of action and beating Davidson 3-2 in OT ... Overall, Duke has played 121 overtime games in its history and is 44-36-41 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-21 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers. ... The Blue Devils played a program-high seven overtime games in 2010 ... Against the Wolfpack, Duke is 2-1-1 in overtime.
 
Mathers a Man of Many Positions
Sophomore Zach Mathers made the move from the back to an attacking midfield role earlier this season before returning to the backline again versus Wright State ... In his seven games as an attacking midfielder, the sophomore netted two goals and two assists ...  An All-ACC Freshman Team selection as a center back in 2012, Mathers has started all 12 games this season ... His six points are just two points shy of matching his points total from a year ago.
 
McDaniel Shining As a Senior
Duke senior Tyler McDaniel is having a strong senior season ... The third of three brothers to play Duke soccer has started the past five games and seven overall this season at both defense and midfield ... He played a career-high 95 minutes against Virginia Tech.
 
Meet the Duke Soccer Family
Senior Tyler McDaniel has followed in his father and brothers’ footsteps at Duke ... Tyler’s father, David was a four-year letterwinner Duke from 1980-83 ... His brothers Ryan and Austin also both played for the Blue Devils with Ryan earning Co-MVP honors in 2009 ... Tyler’s sister, Courtney, is currently a redshirt freshman on the Blue Devils’ women’s squad ... His mother, Cristy and aunt Cheryl also are Duke graduates.
 
Next Up
The Blue Devils finally get a midweek break this coming week ... Duke does not play again until Oct. 18 at Boston College at 7 p.m.
 
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