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Release: 09/14/2017
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     When: Friday, Sept. 15 l 6 p.m.
     Where: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium l Durham, N.C.
     Watch: ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
     Connect: Twitter @DukeFHFacebook /DukeFHInstagram @dukefh




     When: Sunday, Sept. 17 l 12 p.m. 
     Where: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium l Durham, N.C.
     Watch: ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
     Connect: Twitter @DukeFHFacebook /DukeFHInstagram @dukefh




Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes




Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes




Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes




DURHAM, N.C. – Fourth-ranked Duke hosts its home opener at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium Friday at 6 p.m. against 11th-ranked Louisville. Both teams will be in search of their first ACC win of the season. Sunday’s action will see the Blue Devils welcome 15th-ranked Princeton to Durham in non-conference action. Both contests will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

Weekend Promotions
• The Duke program welcomes Blue Devil alumnae back to campus for Homecoming Weekend. All alumnae in attendance will be recognized at halftime of Friday's contest against the Cardinals. 
• Friday's home opener will also include a recognition of the team's Most Valuable Professors, as well as Blue Devil light-up headbands and blue pom pom giveaways at the Marketing Table. 
• Giveaways for Sunday's game against Princeton include Duke American flag phone wallets and free hot dogs for the first 100 fans. Halftime will feature a special presentation by Bridge II Sports. 
Follow the Duke Marketing staff on Twitter (@DukeMKTG) for more information on future promotions.

Parking and Operational Information
• Free parking is available in the 705 Broad Street parking lot across Broad Street from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. To access the lot, please enter from Perry Street.
• Parking for persons with disabilities is available in the designated spaces in the Bivins Lot, located above the Duke Softball Stadium on Brodie Gym Drive next to the Bivins Building. The parking lot is located on the right after turning on Brodie Gym Drive. Additional parking for persons with disabilities is located in the 705 Broad Street parking lot, across the street from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. 
• For more parking information, please reference the field hockey facility and parking map
• All regular season contests at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium are free to the public. No tickets are necessary. 

By the Numbers
2 - Multiple-goal games this season for junior forward Rose Tynan, who found the back of the cage twice last Sunday at James Madison
4 - Blue Devils with defensive saves after Alyssa Chillano, Alexa Mackintire and Stephanie Pezzuti each registered one last weekend
6 - Consecutive ranked opponents the Blue Devils will have faced by the end of this weekend
1 - Duke’s rank in’s latest Strength of Schedule and Ratings Percentage Index
3 - Straight weeks the Blue Devils were on the road prior to Friday’s home opener against the Cardinals
7 - Different Blue Devils own the team’s seven assists on the season
4 - Duke’s national ranking in shutouts per game (0.60) after starting the year with three straight shutouts

Tynan Shines in Strong Start
• Junior Rose Tynan has made her presence felt among the forward line so far this season with two-goal performances at William & Mary (Aug. 25) and James Madison (Sept. 10).
• Tynan added an assist against the Dukes for a career-high five points last Sunday.
• Her nine points and four goals through five contests lead all Blue Devils. She also ranks fourth in the ACC in goals per game (0.80) and fifth in the conference in points per game (1.80).
• With 35 career points, Tynan has broken into the top 50 on Duke’s all-time performance list in the category.

Rank/Name (Year), Career Points
t23) Ashley Kristen (Senior), 63
35) Alyssa Chillano (Senior), 51
t50) Rose Tynan (Junior), 35

Duke Bounces Back Against the Dukes
• After dropping last Friday’s ACC opener at Virginia, the Blue Devils rebounded Sunday with a 3-1 victory at James Madison.
• Junior forward Rose Tynan tallied a pair of second-half goals and added an assist in the win.
• Neither side converted on a combined 15 shots in the opening 35 minutes but Duke wasted little time in the second half, building a 2-0 lead by the 39:13 mark. Senior Ainsley Gill and Tynan tallied the two goals.
• Goalkeeper Sammi Steele made four stops in goal, including on James Madison’s final penalty corner opportunity, and senior back Alyssa Chillano added a defensive save.

Strength of Schedule Unmatched
• The Blue Devils enter the weekend with the nation’s top Strength of Schedule and Ratings Percentage Index according to
• Thirteen of Duke’s 2017 opponents were listed in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches poll, including five opponents inside the top 10.
• Duke will face two more ranked foes this weekend in No. 11 Louisville and No. 15 Princeton.
• Since 2013, the program has compiled a 43-26 ledger against ranked teams.

Blue Devil D Among Nation’s Best
• Behind the efforts of goalkeeper Sammi Steele and the Blue Devils’ veteran back line, Duke has logged a 1.00 goals against average through five contests to rank second in the ACC and ninth nationally.
• Duke posted three straight shutouts to begin the year for the first time since 1991.
• Four different Blue Devils - Alyssa Chillano, Alexa Mackintire, Stephanie Pezzuti and Jillian Wolgemuth - have recorded defensive saves on the year.
• Steele heads into the weekend ranked second in the ACC in goals against average (1.00) and save percentage (.808) and third in the conference in saves per game (4.20).

Louisville Series History
• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series with the Cardinals, 9-3, and are winners of four of the last five contests in the series.
• Duke earned a 2-1 victory over Louisville last September in a meeting of unbeaten ACC squads. Hunter Bracale provided the game winner in the 63rd minutes and goalkeeper Sammi Steele racked up six saves as the program secured its best start to a season at 7-0.
• Duke head coach Pam Bustin spent 13 seasons (1998-2010) as Louisville’s head coach prior to coming to Durham. Bustin is 2-1 against her former program.

Scouting the Cardinals
• Louisville heads to Durham with a 4-2 record after splitting a pair of contests last weekend. The team defeated American, 2-1, before falling to Maryland in a 1-0 contest.
• The Cardinals are led offensively by nine points each from Marisa Martin Pelegrina (3g, 3a) and Nicole Woods (4g, 1a), who is a member of the U.S. senior women’s national team.
• Starting goalkeeper Hollyn Barr has notched a 1.12 goals against average and a .773 save percentage.
• Louisville’s freshman class includes back/midfielder Alli Bitting, the younger sister of Blue Devil midfielder Morgan Bitting.

Princeton Series History
• The Blue Devils and the Tigers will square off for the 10th time Sunday with Princeton holding a 5-4 edge in the series.
• Duke has claimed the past two meetings, including a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory last fall in Princeton, N.J. Alyssa Chillano put away a penalty stroke in the 79th minute for the deciding tally and had the Blue Devils’ other goal in the opening half. 

Scouting the Tigers
• Princeton sits at 1-3 on the season following a 4-1 win over Rutgers and a 2-0 setback to Penn State last weekend. The Tigers have faced one other ACC opponent already this season, opening the year with a 2-0 loss to North Carolina.
• The squad’s attack has been led by Ryan McCarthy (2g, 1a) while goalkeeper Grace Baylis enters the weekend with a 3.21 goals against average and a .583 save percentage.

Duke vs. the Ivy League
• The Blue Devils are 13-5 historically against teams from the Ivy League. Duke has faced Princeton more than any other Ivy League team.