No. 9 Duke at No. 4 Northwestern
Apr. 12, 2013 l 7 p.m. CST
Evanston, Ill. l Lakeside Field
Setting the Scene
Ninth-ranked Duke (9-3, 2-3 ACC) continues a three-game road swing Friday, Apr. 12 with a visit to No. 4 Northwestern at 7 p.m. CST in Evanston, Ill. … The Blue Devils are 3-2 this spring against ranked opponents and 3-2 overall in road contests following a 10-9 loss to Boston College Apr. 6 in Newton, Mass. … The Wildcats enter the matchup on a nine-game win streak and own a ledger of 11-1 after topping Virginia, 11-6, on Apr. 7.
Northwestern Series History
Saturday’s contest marks the 13th all-time meeting between Duke and Northwestern with the Wildcats holding a 10-2 advantage in the series ... The Blue Devils will be in search of the program’s first win against Northwestern in Evanston.
Last Time We Met
The two teams last met in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, with Northwestern posting a 12-7 victory in Evanston to advance to the national semifinal ... Duke twice built a two-goal lead to start the game, but the second-seeded Wildcats put together a 10-3 run to close the contest ... Junior Maddy Morrissey and sophomore Taylor Trimble tallied two goals apiece in the season-ending loss ... The Blue Devils rounded out the 2012 campaign with a record of 12-7 and the program’s eighth consecutive NCAA quarterfinal appearance ... Duke and Northwestern also faced off during the regular season, with the Wildcats collecting a 13-5 win Feb. 19 in Durham.