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Duke Welcomes No. 1 Maryland Friday Night
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Release: 10/12/2012
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Game 11
Duke (4-5-1, 2-2-1 ACC) vs. No. 1 Maryland (10-0-1, 4-0-0 ACC)
October 12, 2012 l 7:05 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium
Regional Sports Network (RSN)

ESPN3 l Live Stats l Twitter

Live Game Coverage
For the second consecutive game, Duke will be featured on the Regional Sports Network ... Former Blue Devils head coach John Rennie (analyst) and Mike Hogewood (PxP) will call the action ... The game will be televised live throughout various regions and also can be viewed on ESPN3 ... It will be broadcast live on the following channels around the country - FS South, FS Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, NESN, FS Arizona, FS San Diego, FS Prime Ticket

Setting the Scene
-- Duke welcomes top-ranked Maryland to Koskinen Stadium Friday night on Regional Sports Network
-- The Blue Devils are 4-5-1 and 2-2-1 in the ACC after a crucial 1-0 victory at NC State last Friday 
-- Maryland is the nation's top-ranked team with a 10-0-1 record and is coming off of a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rutgers Tuesday night

The Series History
-- Maryland leads the series 45-22-3 ... Both teams have won five times in the previous 10 outings
-- The Blue Devils are 1-3 versus Maryland under head coach John Kerr
-- The last time the Terps visited Durham, Duke handed them a 2-0 loss

Tale of the Tape




Overall Record



Goals-Shot attempts



Goals scored per game



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Corner Kicks



Penalty Kicks



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Duke by the Numbers
2-0 -
Score Duke defeated No. 2 Maryland by the last time the Terps visited Durham
922 - Minutes played by freshman Zach Mathers, the lone Blue Devil to play every minute this season
70 - Career starts by senior goalkeeper James Belshaw
3-1 -  Duke's record against Maryland when the Terps are ranked No. 1 since 1996
11 - Times Duke has shut out Maryland in program history
0 - Goals allowed by the Blue Devils in the first half this season
3 -  Goals allowed by Duke in ACC play in 2012
.820 - Save percentage of James Belshaw, ranking second in the ACC and 29th nationally
5 - Goals by center back Sebastien Ibeagha to lead all Blue Devils and rank fourth in the league
3,888 - Career minutes played by junior defender Rob Dolot, the most of any member of the junior class

Last Time Out
Duke earned a crucial hard-fought 1-0 win over NC State last Friday to improve to 2-2-1 in league play and 4-5-1 overall ... Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha scored the goal for the Blue Devils off of a Zach Mathers corner kick, while senior goalkeeper James Belshaw anchored the defense to its fourth shutout of the season.
Scouting Maryland
Maryland enters Friday night unbeaten with a 10-0-1 record and the nation's top ranking ... The Terrapins are coming off of a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Rutgers Tuesday night ... Patrick Mullins headlines the nation's top scoring offense with seven goals and six assists for 20 points ... John Stertzer, Schillo Tshuma and Jake Pace all have four goals apiece ... Defensively, the Terps have allowed eight goals for a 0.71 goals against average ... Keith Cardona has been in net for the majority of the year, sporting a 0.76 goals against average and a .741 save percentage with 20 saves ... The Terps are 4-0-0 in league play and have allowed just two goals in those games.

Against Maryland in North Carolina
Duke has faced Maryland in North Carolina 33 times and sports a 14-18-1 record against the Terps ... However, since 1975 Duke is an impressive 14-5-1, including 6-2 since 1999, against the Terrapins in the Blue Devils' home state.

Games vs. Maryland in North Carolina since 1999


W, 3-0

Durham, N.C.


W, 2-1 (2OT)

Winston-Salem, N.C.%


W, 1-0

Durham, N.C.


L, 0-2

Durham, N.C.


L, 1-3

Durham, N.C.


W, 4-2

Cary, N.C.%


W, 2-1 (2OT)

Durham, N.C.


W, 2-0

Durham, N.C.

% ACC Tournament

Against the Nation's No. 1
Since the mid-1990s when Duke started tracking opponent rankings, the Blue Devils are 6-9-0 against No. 1 teams ... Duke has faced Maryland when it was No. 1 three times since 1996 and is 3-1-0 in those games.  


W, 3-0

Durham, N.C.


L, 0-2

Durham, N.C.


W, 2-1

College Park, Md.


W, 4-2

Cary, N.C.%

% ACC Tournament

Duke vs. Top 25 Opponents
Since the mid-1990s when Duke started tracking opponent rankings, the Blue Devils are 48-67-4 against top 25 opponents ... Duke is 5-6-0 against Maryland when the Terps are in the top 25 ... The Blue Devils' last win over a top 25 opponent was a 1-0 win over Boston College in 2010.

Last Time They Met
Maryland scored three second-half goals, including two from John Stertzer, to lead the No. 3 Terrapins to a 4-2 victory over 22nd-ranked Duke ... Sean Davis and Andrew Morales netted goals for the Blue Devils, while James Belshaw had five saves in goal.

In Common
Duke and Maryland share three common opponents, including a non-conference foe in Georgia State ... The Blue Devils are 2-1-0 against Georgia State, NC State and Virginia, while the Terps are 3-0-0.

Familiar Foes
Duke sophomore midfielder Sean Davis will see some familiar faces in Dan Metzger, Keith Cardona and Kyle Roach ... Davis and Metzger are longtime friends, attending Holmdel High School and playing for New York Red Bull Academy ... Cardona, a goalkeeper, and Roach a defender, also played their club soccer for Red Bull Academy with Davis.

In Conference Games
Duke holds a 2-2-1 record this season in ACC play with the most recent being a 1-0 win over NC State ... Under head coach John Kerr, Duke is 16-15-6 against ACC foes.

Sebastien Ibeagha Leads All Duke Scorers
Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha is having a standout junior season, anchoring Duke's backline to four shutouts and leading the offense with five goals ... Ibeagha's five goals rank fourth in the league and are 65th among Division I players.

Mathers a Marathon Man
Freshman Zach Mathers has played all 922 minutes this season for the Blue Devils, the lone player to do so ... Mathers has split his time between center back with junior Sebastien Ibeagha and center midfield with Sean Davis ... A talented player, Mathers comes to Duke from Keller, Texas where he played for Solar Chelsea Academy.

Next Up
Duke is back to its midweek schedule next week, hosting Presbyterian, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ... The Blue Devils welcome Boston College, Oct. 19 on the ACC Digital Network at 7 p.m.