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Release: 05/18/2013
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Game 20 l NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
No. 8 Duke at No. 1 Maryland
May 18, 2013 l 12 p.m.
College Park, Md. l Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex

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No. 8 Duke Makes 13th Appearance in NCAA Quarterfinals
Eighth-ranked Duke (14-5, 2-3 ACC) will face Maryland for the second time this season Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in College Park, Md. … The Blue Devils advanced in the tournament after dispatching Navy by a 10-5 score last Sunday in the tournament’s second round … Top-seeded and top-ranked Maryland (20-0, 5-0 ACC) topped Stony Brook, 11-3, Sunday to reach the quarterfinals.

Maryland Series History
Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal contest marks the 26th all-time meeting between Duke and Maryland with the Terrapins holding a 16-9 advantage in the series ... The two ACC squads met earlier this season, with Maryland claiming a 15-6 victory in College Park on Feb. 24 ... The Blue Devils are 1-1 in program history when facing Maryland in the NCAA Tournament.

Last Time We Met
Down 9-2 at intermission, Duke opened the second half on a 4-1 run but came up short in a 15-6 loss to the Terrapins Feb. 24 in the ACC opener for both teams ... Sophomore Kerrin Maurer paced the Duke attack with five points on three goals and two assists ... Senior Kaitlin Gaiss and freshman Kelsey Duryea split time in goal, with Duryea posting eight saves in her collegiate debut ... Maryland’s Brooke Griffin tallied three markers  while four other Terrapins notched two goals apiece ... For the game, Maryland outshot the Blue Devils, 32-17, and won the ground ball battle, 15-5 ... Duke held the advantage at the draw (13-11), led by three from junior Taylor Virden.

Duke in the NCAA Tournament
Duke earned the program’s 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2013 ... The Blue Devils own an all-time record of 19-15 in the tournament while making six trips to the national semifinals (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) ... Duke is one of seven schools with consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances of five or more years, joining Maryland (24), Virginia (18), Northwestern (10), North Carolina (9), Pennsylvania (7) and Massachusetts (6) ... The Blue Devils are 6-6 all-time in quarterfinal contests after falling to Northwestern, 12-7, in last year’s quarterfinal round.

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