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Duke and Davidson Clash Set for Tuesday Night
Thursday 10/23/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 14
Duke (5-7-1) vs. Davidson (6-8-1)
October 23, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium
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Setting the Scene

  • Duke plays the first of its final two home games Tuesday against Southern Conference rival Davidson
  • The Blue Devils are 5-7-1 and are coming off a 1-0 loss to ACC foe Boston College
  • Davidson enters the match with a 6-8-1 mark and most recently fell to College of Charleston 5-0
  • The Wildcats have given up at least two goals in nine games this season

The Series History

  • Duke leads the all-time series 34-8-2 and is 3-1-0 under head coach John Kerr, losing in 4-1 in 2009
  • 23 of Duke's 34 wins have been by multiple goals, including six of the previous 10 victories

Tale of the Tape




Overall Record



Goals-Shot attempts



Goals scored per game



Shots on goal-Attempts



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Corner Kicks



Penalty Kicks



Yellow cards



Red cards



Duke by the Numbers
23 - Shutouts by the Blue Devils against Davidson with 22 of them being victories
1192 - Minutes played by freshman Zach Mathers, the lone Blue Devil to play every minute this season
2 - Number of times Davidson has beaten Duke in Durham
1 -  More home game following the Davidson contest Tuesday night
18 - Times Duke has scored 3-plus goals in a game against Davidson, including twice in past six meetings
5 - Shutouts this season for the Blue Devils, just one fewer than all of last season
3 -  Goals allowed by Duke in the first half this season
.803 - Save percentage for goalkeeper James Belshaw this season, ranking second in the ACC
15 - Points by Duke center backs Sebastien Ibeagha and Zach Mathers this season
0.91 - Duke's goals-against average this season, one of five ACC teams to post a GAA less than one

Last Time Out
Boston College got on the board in the 71st minute and held on for a 1-0 victory over Duke Friday night ... The Blue Devils outshot the Eagles 16-8, but were unable to find the back of the net. It marked the first time in a month Duke had been shut out.

Tuesday Night Soccer
Duke is 2-1-0 this season in Tuesday night non-conference contests and is an impressive  9-3-2 all-time under head coach John Kerr in Tuesday evening games ... The Blue Devils' last loss on a Tuesday night match was 2-1 setback at UNC Wilmington earlier this season, the first since Oct. 6, 2009.
Scouting Davidson
Davidson enters the final portion of its schedule with a 6-8-1 overall record and is coming off of a 5-0 loss to College of Charleston ... The Wildcats are 2-4-0 on the road and 4-4-1 in non-conference matchups ... Andrew Dilallo and Peter Paras headline the offense with nine points apiece - 4g, 1a and 3-3, respectively ... Valeriy Sviderskiy also has four goals for the Wildcats, which are averaging 1.33 goals per game this season ... Davidson has allowed 30 goals in the 15 games for a 1.94 goals against average ... Matt Pacifici has played the majority of minutes in the net and owns a 2.08 goals against average and a .688 save percentage.

Last Time They Met
Andrew Wenger scored three minutes into the second half and Duke held off the Wildcats in the final 42 minutes for a 1-0 road victory at Davidson ... The Blue Devils outshot the Wildcats 22-9 for the game as they posted the shutout.

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 one victory being against NC State.

In Common
Duke and Davidson have four common opponents in North Carolina, Wake Forest, Presbyterian and Clemson ... The Blue Devils went 2-1-1 in those games, while the Wildcats finished the four contests at 1-2-1.






W, 2-0

W, 3-0


W, 2-0

T, 0-0

Wake Forest

T, 0-0

L, 0-2

North Carolina

L, 1-2

L, 0-1

Next Up
Duke will hit the road for a pair of contests, traveling to Virginia Tech to close the ACC schedule, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. ... The Blue Devils next make the short drive to Elon for a 7 p.m., kickoff against the Phoenix Oct. 30.


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