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Game 6
Duke (2-1-2) at Davidson (4-0-1)
Sept. 17 l 7 p.m.
Davidson, N.C. l Alumni Soccer Stadium

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Setting the Scene
•  Duke hits the road for just the second time Tuesday night when it travels to Davidson for a 7 p.m. kickoff with the Wildcats
• The Blue Devils are 2-1-2 overall after a 1-1 double overtime tie against Virginia Tech Friday night
• Davidson is undefeated at 4-0-1 and is coming off of a 1-0 win at Longwood ... The Wildcats are 2-0-1 at home this season

Series History
The Blue Devils and Wildcats square off for the eighth straight year and for the 46th time overall ... Duke leads the series 35-8-2 and is 4-1-0 under head coach John Kerr ... Last season the Blue Devils defeated Davidson 2-0 in Durham

Tale of the Tape

 

Duke

Davidson

Overall Record

2-1-2

4-0-1

Goals-Shot attempts

6-92

9-70

Goals scored per game

1.2

1.8

Shots on goal-Attempts

34-92

26-70

SOG Pct.

0.37

0.371

Shots/Game

18.4

14

GAA

0.92

0.77

Corner Kicks

27

16

Penalty Kicks

1-2

0-0

Yellow cards

8

2

Red cards

0

0

Duke and Davidson by the Numbers
92 – Shots by Duke this season, leading the ACC
49 – Shots for the Blue Devils through five games last season
12-2-1 – Duke’s record against Davidson in the past 15 meetings
22 – Saves by Alex Long to lead the ACC
8 – Goals for Duke in the past three meetings with the Wildcats
3 – Shutouts for Duke against Davidson in the five matchups with John Kerr at the helm
6 – ACC teams with two shutouts on the year, including the Blue Devils
7 – Different goal scorers for Davidson this season
2 – Goals scored by Will Donovan against Davidson last year, his first career multiple-goal game

About The Blue Devils
Duke looks to remain unbeaten in non-conference play tomorrow night against Davidson ... The Blue Devils are 2-1-2 overall with wins over Northeastern and Georgia Southern ... Duke most recently battled to a double overtime tie with Virginia Tech this past Friday night ... Zach Mathers and Sean Davis both have two goals and an assist, while Nick Palodichuk and Sebastien Ibeagha round out the scorers ... Ibeagha, along with goalkeeper Alex Long, have led the Blue Devils to two shutouts and a 0.92 goals against average ... Tuesday night will be Duke’s only midweek road game of the season.

About The Wildcats
Davidson enters Tuesday night’s game riding a four-game win streak ... The Wildcats are unbeaten overall at 4-0-1 and most recently dispatched Longwood on the road, 1-0 ... Seven different players have netted at least one goal for Davidson, with Alec Rotunda and John Pace sporting two goals apiece ... In goal, Matt Pacifici has started four games and sports a 0.51 goals against average, a .920 save percentage and a pair of shutouts.

Last Time We Met
Will Donovan netted a goal in both halves and James Belshaw made six saves to lead Duke to a 2-0 win over the Wildcats at Koskinen Stadium ... The two-goal performance was Donovan’s first multiple-score game of his career  ... Duke had three different players finish with assists as it posted its sixth win of the season.

Duke In Non-Conference Play
Since 2008 Duke is 38-20-6 in non-conference games ... The Blue Devils are 2-0-1 this season, while the 2009 team’s 10-3-0 mark was the best in the past five seasons ... Duke went 5-4-1 last season in non-league games ... Overall, the Blue Devils are 37-14-5 in games against non-ACC programs since 2008.

Duke Vs. In-State Schools
Duke has faced 13 different Division I schools in the state of North Carolina in its program history ... The Blue Devils sport a 233-144-31 record in those game and are perfect against Appalachian State and UNC Asheville ... Duke’s 35 wins against Davidson are the most versus a North Carolina opponent ... 113 off the losses have come against ACC foes NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest.

Duke In Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played two overtime games this season, tying Rutgers and Virginia Tech 1-1 in 110 minutes of action ... Overall, Duke has played 118 overtime games in its history and is 43-36-39 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-19 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers.

Next Up
The Blue Devils return home for another ACC tilt Friday night against Syracuse at 7 p.m.

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