No. 7 Duke at No. 11 Notre Dame
Friday, Apr. 11 l 7 p.m.
South Bend, Ind. l Arlotta Stadium
DURHAM, N.C. – The seventh-ranked Duke women’s lacrosse team will face Notre Dame for the first time in ACC competition Friday evening at the Irish’s Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Duke By the Numbers
2008 - Last time Duke and Notre Dame met, with the Fighting Irish earning a 12-8 victory in Durham
9-2 - The Blue Devils’ all-time record against Notre Dame entering the teams’ first meeting in ACC action Friday evening
2 - Senior Taylor Virden’s program ranking in career draw controls with 172 in four seasons
6-2 - Duke’s record this season when winning the draw controls category
6 - Duke’s national ranking in total points entering the week (266)
1 - Goal needed by junior Kerrin Maurer to reach 100 for her career
19 - Consecutive games in which Maurer has registered at least one point
9 - The Blue Devils’ spot in the first Division I RPI rankings of the season, which were released Tuesday
Notre Dame Series History
Duke and Notre Dame will square off for the 12th time in program history Friday evening ... The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, 9-2 ... Duke is 4-0 historically when facing the Fighting Irish in South Bend ... The two teams will meet for the first time in ACC action.
Last Time We Met
Notre Dame took an early lead and held on for a 12-8 victory Apr. 3, 2008 at Koskinen Stadium ... Midfielders Sarah Bullard and Emma Hamm led the Blue Devils offensively with two goals each in the loss ... Duke won the ground ball battle, outshot the Irish and committed fewer turnovers but lost the draw by an 8-3 margin in the second half.