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Blue Devils Resume ACC Play at Wake Forest Friday
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/20/2012
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Game 7
Duke (3-3-0, 1-1-0) at Wake Forest (4-1-2, 0-0-2)
September 21, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Winston-Salem, N.C. l Spry Stadium

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Setting the Scene

  • Duke begins a two-game road trip, playing at Wake Forest Friday night
  • The Blue Devils' midweek game versus UNC Greensboro was cancelled due to weather.
  • Duke's last game was a 2-0 win over Clemson Sept. 14
  • Wake Forest is 4-1-2 overall, 0-0-2 in ACC play and most recently defeated Georgia Southern, 3-1

The Series History

  • Duke leads the series with the Demon Deacons 23-13-5 ... The Blue Devils are 2-2-1 against Wake Forest under head coach John Kerr
  • Duke won last season's meeting, 4-1, with three  second-half goals

Tale of the Tape




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Duke by the Numbers
23-13-5 - Duke's overall record against Wake Forest
212:45 -  Minutes since Duke has allowed a goal
540 -  Minutes played by rookie Zach Mathers, the lone Duke player to have played every minute this season
1.25 - Duke's goals against average in the first four games of the season
0.83 - Duke's goals against average overall for the year after posting consecutive shutouts
4-3 - Score of Duke's last win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem in 2006
.808 - Save percentage of James Belshaw, the fourth best percentage in the ACC
2 - Consecutive wins by the Blue Devils over the Demon Deacons
14 - Shutouts James Belshaw owns in his four seasons in goal ... Belshaw has been a part of 19 shutouts with the Blue Devils

Last Time Out
Duke recorded a pair of second half goals, including a penalty kick by senior goalkeeper James Belshaw, to beat Clemson 2-0 in the ACC home opener ... The Blue Devils earned their second consecutive shutout and third straight home victory ... Sophomore Riley Wolfe had the game-winner for Duke off and assist from Ryan Thompson.

Scouting Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons enters Friday's game with a 4-1-2 overall record ... In ACC play, Wake Forest owns a record of 0-0-2, playing North Carolina and Clemson to a tie on the road ... Michael Gamble is the leading scorer with seven points, including three goals and one assist ... Overall, Wake Forest has scored 11 goals in seven games ... In goal, Michael Lisch has played every minute and sports a 0.79 goals against average and a .667 save percentage ... Wake Forest is undefeated at home this season at 4-0-0.

On the Road
The Blue Devils will be looking for their first road win of the 2012 campaign Friday night ... Duke dropped road contests to current No. 4 Notre Dame and ACC rival Virginia on the road ... Overall, the Blue Devils are 9-6-2 all-time against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.

Last Time They Met
Duke tallied three second-half goals, to defeat the Demon Deacons 4-1 ... Andrew Wenger scored two second-half goals in the game to help guide the Blue Devils to victory ... Ben Newman scored the lone Wake Forest goal.

Weekly Honors Roll in for Belshaw
Senior goalkeeper James Belshaw collected a handful of awards this past week after helping Duke to a pair of shutouts and scoring a goal of his own ... Belshaw was named the ACC Player of the Week, the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week, Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week, and  to the Team of the Week after his seven-saves and a goal in two wins for Duke.

Offense Getting on Track
Duke has scored five goals in the previous two outings after netting just three goals in the opening four contests ... In the opening four games of the year, the Blue Devils scored three times on 39 shots ... In the past two victories, Duke has five goals on just 19 shots.

Sebastien Ibeagha Leads All Duke Scorers
Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha leads all Duke scorers with seven points ... He is one of eight players to post at least two goals in a game this season when he netted two scores versus Georgia State.

Mathers a Marathon Man
Freshman Zach Mathers has played all 540 minutes this season for the Blue Devils, the lone player to do so ... Mathers has split his time between center back with junior Sebastien Ibeagha and center midfield with Sean Davis ... A talented player, Mathers comes to Duke from Keller, Texas where he played for Solar Chelsea Academy.

Next Up
Duke travels to UNC Wilmington for its next non-conference game Sept. 25 ... The Blue Devils will return home to battle North Carolina in their next conference game on Sept. 28