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Duke Begins ACC Tournament Play at North Carolina
Saturday 11/06/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 18
Duke (8-7-2) at #3 North Carolina (14-2-1
Nov. 6, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Chapel Hill, N.C. l Fetzer Field
ACC Tournament Quarterfinal

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ACC Tournament Information
The ACC quarterfinal between Duke and North Carolina will be streamed live by ESPN3 ... Tickets for the game are $8 for adults and $5 for children and students ... Admission is free to all students from ACC institutions with a valid university ID.

Setting the Scene

  • Duke enters the ACC Tournament as the seventh seed, while UNC earned the No. 2 seed
  • The Blue Devils are 8-7-2 and have posted four consecutive shutouts
  • North Carolina is 14-2-1 overall and is coming off of a 4-0 win over Boston College  

The Series History

  • In their last meeting, The Tar Heels defeated Duke 2-1 in overtime
  • The Blue Devils are 2-2-1 against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament and are 34-41-9 overall against the Tar Heels
  • Duke and North Carolina last met in the ACC Tournament in the 2007 quarterfinals, a 1-0 UNC win  

Tale of the Tape
 

Category

Duke

UNC

Overall Record

8-7-2

14-2-1

Goals-Shot attempts

20-177

26-194

Goals scored per game

1.18

1.62

Shots on goal-Attempts

78-177

93-194

SOG Pct.

0.441

0.479

Shots/Game

10.4

12.1

GAA

0.69

0.25

Corner Kicks

79

75

Penalty Kicks

1-1

3-4

Yellow cards

26

21

Red cards

3

1


Duke by the Numbers
18-20-4 - Duke's record in the ACC Tournament
21 - Career shutouts by senior James Belshaw to rank third in Duke history
399:58 - Duke's current shutout streak, dating back to Oct. 19 against Boston College
2-4-1 - Duke's record in quarterfinal games since the nine-team field began in 2005
38 - Points by Duke freshmen and sophomores this season with 10 goals and 18 assists
4 - Times Duke has allowed more than one goal this season
9 - Shutouts this season by Duke this season, one of nine teams to have at least nine shutouts for the year
4 - Number of opponents to score a goal against North Carolina this season, with Duke one of the four teams to score a goal against the Tar Heels
0.69 - Duke's goals-against, second in the ACC and eighth among NCAA Division I programs

Duke in the ACC Tournament
Duke enters the 2012 ACC Tournament with an 18-20-4 overall record in ACC postseason play ... The Blue Devils are 0-4-1 under head coach John Kerr in the tournament and 2-2-1 all-time against North Carolina ... Duke is the seventh seed for just the second time in program history, losing to Wake Forest 3-1 in 2003 ... The Blue Devils are 2-2 in penalty kick shootouts with one of those wins coming against the Tar Heels in 2005 for the ACC title ... Since the field was expanded to nine teams in 2005, Duke is 2-4-1 in quarterfinal games.

Last Time Out
Duke extended its shutout streak to 399:58 with a 2-0 win over SIU Edwardsville on senior night ... Freshmen Zach Mathers and Luis Rendon netted goals for the Blue Devils, while sophomore Riley Wolfe finished with two assists ... Sophomore Sean Davis also had an assist on the game-winner ... Goalkeeper James Belshaw made three saves to secure his eighth shutout of the season and fourth straight.

Scouting North Carolina
North Carolina enters the ACC Tournament riding a three-game winning streak and a 14-2-1 overall record ... Behind the play of goalkeeper Scott Goodwin and a stalwart back four, the Tar Heels have surrendered just four goals this season, with Duke scoring one of the four ... Andy Craven leads the Tar Heels with five goals and 13 points this season, while Martin Murphey owns five goals and 12 points for the campaign ... North Carolina most recently registered a 4-0 win over Boston College to capture a share of the ACC regular season title with Maryland. 

In Common
Duke and UNC both played Davidson in a non-conference game this season ... The Blue Devils defeated Davidson, 2-0, while UNC defeated the Wildcats, 1-0 ... In conference games, Duke and North Carolina have many similar results, beating Virginia Tech, Clemson and NC State, tying Wake Forest and losing to Maryland ... The Tar Heels also own wins over Boston College and Virginia, while Duke suffered losses to those teams.

 

Opponents

Duke

UNC

Davidson

W, 2-0

W, 1-0

Virginia Tech

W, 2-0

W, 2-0

Wake Forest

T, 0-0

T, 0-0

Clemson

W, 2-0

W, 2-0

Maryland

L, 1-2

L, 0-1

NC State

W, 1-0

W, 2-0

Boston College

L, 0-1

W, 4-0

Virginia

L, 0-1

W, 1-0

Two Goals Key to Blue Devils Victory
The Blue Devils fare well when they net two goals in a game, sporting a perfect 6-0-0 record in those instances ... Duke is 1-4-0 when scoring just one goal, with that one victory being against NC State.

Shutout Streaks
Behind a stellar defense, Duke has had two extended periods of shutout streaks this season. Earlier in the season, the Blue Devils had a shutout streak that lasted for more than three games at 403:22. The Blue Devils' current shutout streak stands at 399:58.

Belshaw Anchoring Stalwart Defense
Senior James Belshaw anchors the Blue Devils' stalwart back line that sports the third best goals against average in the ACC at 0.69 ... The veteran goalkeeper has eight shutouts for the year and 21 in his career ... His eight shutouts are tied for eighth in Duke single season history, while his 21 are tied for third in Duke career history.

Belshaw Ranks Among Best
Senior James Belshaw will graduate as one of the best goalkeepers in Duke soccer history ... A four-year starter with 21 shutouts to his name, the Nottingham, England native owns a 1.05 goals against average and a .764 save percentage for his career.

Single Season Shutouts
  

 

Goalkeeper

Year

SO

1

Pat Johnston

1985

13

   

Pat Johnston

1983

13

3

Pat Johnston

1982

12

4

Atli Knutsson

1998

10

   

Boris Ilicic

1980

10

6

Justin Trowbridge

2004

9

7

Mark Dodd

1986

9

8

Justin Papadakis

2006

8

   

Garth Lagerway

1994

8

 

James Belshaw

2012

8

Career Shutouts
 

 

Goalkeeper

Years

SO

1

Pat Johnston

1982-85

47

2

Boris Ilicic

1979-81

24

3

James Belshaw

2009-P

21

4

Justin Papadakis

2005-07

20

5

Garth Lagerway

1991-94

19

Young Blue Devils Contributing Offensively
The Blue Devils have received 38 of their 61 points, including all seven in the most recent victory, this season from either freshmen or sophomores ... The talented group of underclassmen has combined for eight goals and 15 assists, including four game-winning scores.

Riley Wolfe vs. the Tar Heels
In two career games against North Carolina, current sophomore Riley Wolfe owns two goals ... He registered the tying goal his rookie season and had the Blue Devils' lone goal against the Tar Heels earlier this year.

Follow Duke on Twitter
The Duke men's soccer team is on Twitter ... Fans can follow @Duke_MSOC for in-game updates, pictures from Duke's travels and more.

Next Up
The winner advances to the semifinals to play the winner of the Virginia - Wake Forest game ... That semifinal is set for 8 p.m. in Germantown, Md., Nov. 9 ... The ACC Championship is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 12 p.m.


 


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