No. 6 Duke Hosts No. 3 North Carolina in Primetime ACC Action
Sixth-ranked Duke (9-1, 2-1 ACC) hosts No. 3 North Carolina (9-1, 2-0 ACC) in its second night game of the season Thursday at 7 p.m. in Koskinen Stadium … The game will be broadcast on the ACC Digital Network … The Blue Devils are winners of five straight games heading into the contest and have compiled a record of 3-1 this season against ranked foes … The Tar Heels enter the mid-week matchup with a 9-1 overall ledger after defeating Boston College, 19-11, on March 23.
North Carolina Series History
Thursday’s contest marks the 28th all-time meeting between Duke and North Carolina with the Tar Heels holding a narrow 14-13 advantage in the series ... North Carolina has won four of the last five meetings between the two schools.
Last Time We Met
The last meeting between the two teams came on March 30, 2012 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... Both squads were ranked in the top-10 nationally heading into the matchup, with No. 5 North Carolina topping the seventh-ranked Blue Devils, 4-2, in a defensive battle ... Slippery field conditions prevented both teams from settling into a rhythm offensively, as Duke was held to its lowest scoring output since 1997 ... The Blue Devil defense held the Tar Heels to just four goals, over 10 fewer than their season average ... Sophomore defender Gabby Moise made her first career start in the contest.